15 mars 2015

Friday Fragments - March 12, 2015

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Arizona’s move to eliminate all operating funding support for community colleges was both shocking and not. It’s the logical conclusion of a longstanding trend, surprising mostly in its speed and clarity. And it even makes a kind of cynical sense. Read more...

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Ask the Administrator: Friday Classes and Enrollments

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. A patient correspondent writes:
I'm hoping that you and your wise and worldly readers can help sort out some contradictory claims I've been running across in regards to academic scheduling. Read more...

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Pipelines To and Fro: the League, Day Three

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. The theme of Tuesday’s League conference was pipelines. Refreshingly, the discussion of pipelines was much more thoughtful, and less mechanistic, than is usually true. 
The day opened well. Shanna Jaggars, from the CCRC, presented with Stuart Cochran, from Guttman Community College, on guided pathways. Read more...

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Fatigue, Curmudgeons, and Grit: Day Two of the League

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Monday brought out the big guns. 
Gerardo de los Santos and Mark Milliron presented a report on key future trends, according to a survey of community college CEO’s. The room was packed, and anyone who knows Milliron’s speaking style won’t be surprised to hear that the talk was accessible and funny. The theme, though, was fatigue. Read more...

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League, Day One: Progress Without Money

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Based on the first day of the League for Innovation conference, held Sunday in Boston, I’d say that the theme for this year is “what to do without money.” Funding issues have never been far from the surface at League conferences, but I’m seeing a funny blend of fatalism -- “the money isn’t coming back” -- and optimism -- “but here are some things we can achieve anyway.” It strikes me as a basically healthy response to a frustrating situation. Read more...

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The Experiment Continues

By Katy Meyers Emery. This past week was a big week at Michigan State University. The libraries were full of students, there was an energy in the air despite the single-digit temperatures, and everyone seemed a little bit perkier than they have been for the past frigid month. It is the middle of the semester, which meant that we had our first exam in the course I’m teaching. Read more...

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PhD Coursework: Advice to My Younger Self

By Natascha Chtena. Coursework is an essential part of any doctoral program, and it sets the stage for the dissertation phase. How essential it is I’m only realizing now—just when I’m about to be done with it. Read more...

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Navigating the Academic Conference with Social Anxiety

By Katie Shives. Academic conferences can be one of the most enjoyable experiences that you can have during graduate school. A paid-for trip, usually somewhere at least semi-exotic, to allow you to talk about the kind of work that you are personally interested in—what’s not to like about that. Read more...

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Uber, Badging and Higher Ed

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. What will happen to legacy higher education providers when the ownership society ceases to exist? We are in the midst of a reordering of our material world, a shift away from owning to renting, buying to consuming. How will this shift impact higher education. Read more...

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Why I Cancelled My Kindle Unlimited Subscription

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. It would be impossible to overstate how excited I was when Amazon announced the Kindle Unlimited program this past summer. 10 bucks a month to browse e-books seemed like a great deal.  The fact that Amazon promised to include audiobooks, and audiobooks that synced up with the Kindle books, made Kindle Unlimited even more appealing. Read more...

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