22 février 2015

The Conflict Management Tool Kit

HomeBy Patricia L. Price and Scott Newman. The desire to avoid conflict at all costs is a very human, reflexive one: conflict ranks up there with death, snakes and public speaking in the annals of the most feared. Read more...

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Crossing Over

HomeBy Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt. Faculty should be administrators. Well, not all faculty, of course. But, yes, some of you should consider being administrators. I say this for several reasons, but overall those reasons boil down to one thing: your voice. Read more...

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When They Watch You Eat

HomeBy Melissa Dennihy. If you are a finalist for a faculty position, you may be invited for a campus visit, which will likely involve not only formalities such as interviewing, giving a job talk or giving a teaching demo, but also the somewhat more informal activity of dining with the search committee and department faculty members. Read more...

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A Good Idea, Not a New One

HomeBy Nicholas Strohl. Although it may sound similar, this statement was not uttered by President Obama. It was, in fact, a declaration made by the United States’ first national commission on higher education, the Truman Commission, in 1947. Read more...

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A Powerful Word

HomeBy Gary S. May. An experiment was conducted a few years back that offered participants the choice between a Lindt chocolate truffle and a Hershey’s Kiss. Each was available for an attractive price -- 15 cents for the truffle, a penny for the Kiss. Three out of four chose the truffle. Read more...

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Mixed Marriages

HomeBy Scott McLemee. When George Orwell identified his family background as “lower-upper-middle class,” he wasn’t being facetious. It was a comment not just on British social hierarchy but on how that structure perpetuated itself -- through an anxious process of monitoring and policing the nuances of distinction, the markers of inclusion and exclusion at each level. Read more...

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The Fastest Track

HomeBy Carolyn Foster Segal. As president of this institution, I am pleased to announce that the accreditation process is moving along smoothly -- and it is with great pride that I can assure you that Paradise U is well on its way to being recognized as the home of the fastest, easiest, most innovative track yet in higher education. Read more...

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The Future of the University Quarterly

HomeBy Ian Morris and Joanne Diaz. As is evident from the recent staff shake-up at Virginia Quarterly Review, university quarterlies face a perilous future. They are squeezed by campus-wide cost-benefit analyses on one side and a new wave of popular, innovative independent magazines on the other. Read more...

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Teaching the Global 1%

HomeBy Will Fenton. Charged €1,000 ($1,140) for damage to two rooms and the destruction of another family’s possessions, Mohammed giggled and explained, “No problem, I buy them.” Over the past 4 weeks, the boys who shared room 305, Mohammed, a 16-year-old Tehrani, and his kindred spirit, Vlad, a 17-year-old Muscovite, had built a tender friendship. Read more...

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The Cost of Agents

HomeBy Chris Havergal for Times Higher Education. Data obtained by Times Higher Education from 158 higher education institutions under Britain's Freedom of Information Act reveal that all but 19 elite or specialist institutions now use agents to enroll non-European Union students. Spending by 106 institutions that provided details of commission payments totaled £86.7 million ($133.7 million) in 2013-14. This is a 16.5 percent increase from the figure two years earlier. Read more...

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