06 avril 2015

Co-Authoring with a Professor

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 DeWitt Scott. Students in today’s graduate programs are being pressured more and more to publish substantial amounts of articles and book chapters before receiving their PhDs. We are constantly told that in order to compete on the cutthroat job market for academic positions, we will be expected to have a semi-extensive publication record. Such expectations have forced graduate students to seek almost every opportunity to submit work for publication. Read more...

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Fees, Fees, and More Damn Fees

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 Wendy Robinson. When I decided to begin the program, I had to make a decision about how to pay for it. I was offered a very small scholarship ($800, which basically covered books for my first few semesters) and applied for financial aid. Although I had money in savings, I opted to use student loans instead. Read more...

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Dear New York Times,

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. I’m writing to apply for a position as editor of your higher education coverage. Judging by Sunday’s column, “The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much,” written by law professor Paul Campos, you need one. Preferably, one who has actually been in the room when tuition increases have been proposed and discussed. Read more...

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Redesigning America’s Community Colleges: A Response

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Kevin Carey’s new book is on the bestseller list, and getting reviews in all sorts of high-profile places. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges, by Thomas Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars, and Davis Jenkins of the Community College Research Center, is likely to receive much less attention. And that’s a shame, because RACC is by far the more useful, grounded, and thoughtful of the two. Read more...

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The List

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. If you knew that a college had its access to Federal financial aid money restricted due to concerns about risks to taxpayers and students, would you send your kid there?
I wouldn’t. Which is probably why the Feds initially sat on the list of colleges on restricted status. If enough parents and prospective students use the list as a warning, it could become a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy. Read more...

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BookBub

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Do you think we are living through a golden age of books? Or does the dominance of Amazon in digital books, with Kindle and Audible facing seemingly little competition in e-books and audiobooks, a development that has you deeply worried? Maybe both conclusions are justified. Read more...

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Fear, Conferences, and the Online Flight Reservation

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. We need a word to describe the feeling of fear that is induced by clicking on the “Purchase Now” button when making an online flight reservation for travel to a work related conference. Read more...

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iPads, Hotels, and Learning

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Recently, I stayed at a Hilton hotel that had replaced the big paper information notebook you find in the room with an iPad. All the directions as to where to find the exercise facility, the room service menu, the key phone numbers and directions, the instructions on how to check out, and the listing of all the hotels amenities and local sites had gone digital. Read more...

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Communication, Privilege, and Community

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. I want to start by saying thank you to everyone in our community who has engaged in our discussion these past few days about communication, privilege and community. My hope is to share some things that I am learning, in the hope that we might find common ground and shared understanding as we all grapple with these issues. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 08:49 - - Permalien [#]

On Labels, Institutional Sexism, and Dialogue

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. A strange this happened to me this past Friday. I became the guy on the Internet who was guilty of “mansplaining." Of engaging in “typical kinds of privileged and patriarchal writing." Of being the “rich white guy,” who is “paternalistic” and guilty of engaging in a “stunning act of hubris." I even got my first “open letter” asking me to publicly repent for my “typical sexist pattern of behavior”. Read more...

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