10 mai 2015


http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Howard University is soliciting alumni donations to pay off “holds” on student accounts so academically eligible seniors can graduate. 
I don’t use the word often, but this is brilliant. Read more...

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Defining the Problem

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. A few months ago, a tweet made me laugh out loud: “The first rule of philosophy club is hard to define.”
It may seem pedantic, but getting definitions right is actually a big deal. That’s especially true when it comes to defining problems, as opposed to words. Read more...

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3 Reasons to Read “Popular Economics”

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. I don’t agree with almost anything that John Tamny writes in Popular Economics. I suspect that if you take me up on my recommendation to read the book that you may have a similar set of reactions. (For the conservative readers of IHE - you higher ed contrarians - and the economists in our community - you should also read the book with little worry that you will find much that is objectionable). Read more...

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5 Assertions on For-Profit Education

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Lots of news lately about the struggles of the for-profit higher ed industry. 
Here are my views on the for-profit higher ed industry, in the form of 5 assertions:
Assertion #1 - There Is Nothing Inherently Wrong With For-Profit Education:
Many in our community are suspicious of the for-profit higher ed industry because they are, well because they are for-profit. Read more...

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3 Ways to Think About Your Annual Performance Review

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Today is the day that I will be having a conversation with my boss about my annual performance review. So this upcoming discussion is much on my mind.
How do you think about, and prepare for, your annual review? What sorts of review methods and processes have you found the most helpful in your career. Read more...

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Don’t Schedule Meetings Before 8:00am Or After 5:00pm

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Never schedule a work meeting before 8:00 am or after 5:00 pm. There will be someone on your team who needs to reserve these times to take care of family members. They can’t be in two places at one time. The fastest way to burn out good people is to make the balancing of work and family untenable. Read more...

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Effective Social Media Practices and Good Online Teaching

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. I have this theory that if you are effective on social media then you stand a good chance of being effective in online teaching. How do these two activities go together?
Two words: presence and community.
The people who seem to get the most out of social media are those who dedicate themselves to being present on their platform of choice. Presence does not necessarily mean contribution. Read more...

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Alt-Ac from the Start

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. Last week, I returned to my graduate institution, UC Irvine, and was one of three panelists at a lunchtime discussion grandly titled “After the Doctorate: Paths Outside Academe.” In addition to me, the panel featured Jennifer Munger, an anthropologist who is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Asian Studies, and Elizabeth Pisani, an epidemiologist and writer who has worked on HIV prevention programs across Asia. Read more...

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Reflections From My First Year at Hogwarts

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 Shira Lurie. Let me begin by clarifying that no, I did not attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (I’m still waiting on my letter; I assume the owl carrying it got lost crossing the Atlantic). But in many ways, the first year of my PhD reminded me a lot of Harry Potter’s first year at Hogwarts. Read more...

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Graduation is Pointless, Right?

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. Graduation ceremonies seem to combine many of my least favorite things in life: uncomfortable chairs, being hot, waiting in long lines, listening to boring speakers (alas, no Hollywood heartthrobs have ever spoken at a ceremony I’ve attended), and shelling out still more money to rent or purchase the ridiculously expensive regalia associated with earning a doctorate. Read more...

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