29 mars 2015

The Long, Ugly History of Racism at American Universities

By . Demands to rename Tillman Hall at Clemson University, the circulation of a video showing a racist chant at the University of Oklahoma, and the discovery of a fraternity pledge book discussing lynching at North Carolina State University demonstrate how persistent racial issues are on college campuses.
Benjamin Tillman was a post-Civil War politician, racial demagogue, and participant in racial violence who was critical to Clemson University’s founding in the late-nineteenth century.
Tillman was not the only one. The University of North Carolina trustees are considering a request this week to rename Saunders Hall. The building was named in 1922 for William Saunders, a leader of the North Carolina Ku Klux Klan. More...

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It’s not all digital in college branding

University Business LogoBy Sherrie Negrea. Few of us could imagine where we would be in our institutional branding efforts without the internet and its related marketing and public relations applications. These digital tools have become our “digital front doors,” granting us the ability to effectively and efficiently share content with those eager to learn more about us. More...

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BYOD boundaries on campus

University Business LogoBy Sherrie Negrea. When students at the University of Georgia returned from winter break five years ago, they inundated the campus computer network with a wave of electronic holiday gifts—smart phones, laptops, tablets, gaming consoles and mini-computers. Within a matter of days, the students had overloaded the computer system and shut it down. More...

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Models of Excellence: Connecting the dots for student success

University Business LogoBy Melissa Ezarik. The idea of student success has evolved in higher ed, from a concept focused mainly on academic success and graduation rates to one addressing a host of other goals. Campus administrators are working to help students immerse themselves successfully in campus life, manage finances, attain life skills, pursue first jobs and launch fulfilling careers. And officials are doing it all by creating connections across departments, as well as among students. More...

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Where Does Our Digital Literacy Come From?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. We often talk about digital literacy, technology competency, and/or social media prowess. In 2015, there is an assumption that those of us who work in higher education will have some degree of technology fluency that will be used to affect our professional existence in some way or another. Read more...

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Treat Yo Self Well

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Maura Elizabeth Cunningham. In a GradHacker post last year, Laura McGrath proposed that grad students employ the “Treat Yo Self” method of motivation to get through long projects that have far-off completion dates, like preparing for comprehensive exams or writing the dissertation. Laura suggested that while it’s important to keep your eye on the prize, it’s also nice to reward yourself for interim accomplishments—a way of congratulating yourself for a job well done, as well as provide some motivation for the next stage in the journey. Read more...

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Education for which real world?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/green.jpg?itok=D8D3DXB7By G. Rendell. Even if you're not a sustainability wonk, you may remember Cadillac's ad for its plug-in hybrid, shown during the Olympics.  I know I do.  I love the fact that Cadillac offers a plug-in hybrid, but I still grind my teeth when I think of the ad. Read more...

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Skills Students Need

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Occasionally, young people come to my campus office and they express a desire to make some kind of life in writing and they want advice. 
They come to me because, to them, I appear to be some kind of success. 
Heh. Heh.

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On Grading, Assessment and Learning

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/CRW.jpgBy Lee Skallerup Bessette. “We’re not paid to teach; we’re paid to grade!” 
This is a joke my husband and I had, when we were both surrounded by essays and exams. This was the most unpleasant part of our jobs, and perhaps you would use a stronger word than unpleasant. Read more...

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Reading the News From Inside Facebook

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. So, Facebook would like to strike deals with news organizations like The New York Times and Buzzfeed to host their content within the enclosed world of Facebook. The articles will load a few seconds faster, and apparently those seconds are money. Though the details of the deals are not public, it seems the news organizations will split some sort of revenue from this arrangement (earned mysteriously from those ads which we have grown so good at ignoring) and Facebook will have exclusive spying rights. Read more...

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