14 juin 2015

In Praise of Academe

By Yves Salomon-Fernandez. Sunday afternoon as I drove back from a meeting with my student mentee—assigned through the graduate program in which I teach — I reflected about the impact of our sector, higher education. This was triggered by a statement she made about not liking school, a view largely shaped by her undergraduate experience. More...

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Teaching vs. Learning

By Steven Mintz. The high point in my teaching career was leading sections of Columbia University’s core curriculum courses. Columbia is among the last bastions of a traditional private research university offering a prescribed “great books” core to undergraduates. The core’s centerpieces are close readings of landmarks in Western literature and classic texts in philosophy, political theory, and theology. Read more...

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Four Traps ...

By Steven Mintz. Routine and inertia too often rule the way that departments and institutions devise their curricula; the same goes for the ways individual faculty members teach and assess student learning. Read more...

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How to Promote Educational Innovation

By Steven Mintz. American colleges and universities have adopted a variety of strategies to promote educational innovation.
Let’s take a look at what works and what doesn’t, beginning with the strategies that haven’t proven particularly effective. Read more...

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A Case for Accessible, Usable and Universal Design for Learning

By Romy Ruukel. Issues of learning technologies and accessibility are more of a hot topic in our field than usual these days. EdX recently reached a settlement with the Justice Department to make its website, course creation platform and mobile applications accessible under ADA. Read more...

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Does Humor Have a Place in Higher Ed Marketing?

By Tim Jones. College is a funny thing. It’s full of scholarly pursuits in the halls of academe, centuries-old institutions with cherished seals, histories of tradition, prestigious alumni, trustees, chancellors, regalia, committees on committees, formal ceremonies, and countless other idiosyncrasies. More...

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How I Convinced My Faculty to Embrace the Surfboard

By Pam Hardy. Professional schools tend to be risk-averse, perhaps none more so than law schools. It’s a serious profession with a serious approach to its discipline. As a creative professional, this can be challenging. Pushing people outside their comfort zone takes tact and skill, but if done right, the rewards are worth the risk. More...

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To Boost Media ROI, Stop Wasting Time on 3 Things

By Kristine Maloney. The role of campus media relations professionals has evolved significantly in the last dozen years and the threshold for success is higher than ever. Within the increasingly competitive world of higher education, strong media placements have become more valuable and therefore more highly coveted. More...

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Let’s Knock Down the Silos

By Paul Redfern. Every Intro to Marketing class covers the 4 P's of marketing: Price, Place, Product, and Promotion.  Though higher ed may cringe at those terms, Chief Marketing Officers who limit their scope to Promotion will miss opportunities for distinction in the booming digital communications marketplace, unless they are involved in product development conversations, as well. More...

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After Wisconsin

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. In previous thoughts about what’s going on in Wisconsin, there were some implicit arguments that I thought were apparent that – judging from some comments and communications – aren’t. Read more...

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