14 juin 2015

Math Geek Mom: Share a Moment with a City

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. In statistics, we often talk about probability values being calculated by looking at the relative frequency of certain outcomes from an experiment when compared with the number of trials of that experiment. I found myself thinking of this recently as I surfed the web trying to find a value for the number of NBA teams who went on to win a championship after having a record similar to that the Cavaliers currently have. Read more...

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A Second Look at Fathers

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Laura Tropp. Recently, my son wanted me to attend an event in which he was participating. I told him I’d do my best to finish up my meetings and get home in time. Read more...

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Family Travel

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Susan O'Doherty. As I have described here before, our family loves to travel, and we travel well together. We took Ben to Europe for the first time when he was ten, and every year since then I have posted about how grateful I am for another year when he still enjoys traveling with his parents. Read more...

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Aches and Pains

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Susan O'Doherty. The three weeks before we left for our vacation in Paris were difficult ones. The psychiatrist friend from whom I sublet my private practice office informed me that the landlord was raising the rent so drastically she can't afford to keep the office. The club where my musical improv team performed every week suddenly discontinued its improv program, also for real estate reasons. Read more...

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Ask the Administrator: Can They Take My Stuff?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. A new correspondent writes:
I’ve taught in nursing program at a nearby CC in an interim position in the department PT/FT for the last 3 years. They hired a FT person for the fall. On the last day of class, the person they hired -- who was team teaching with me -- asked the students for copies of my PPTX etc. Read more...

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What Smart People Look Like

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Dear Hollywood,
Did you know that many of the smartest people in their fields got that way through hard work?
It’s true! But you wouldn’t know it from portrayals of smart people on tv. It’s getting pretty bad. Read more...

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Acceleration

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. I didn’t expect to read about a three year degree at Wesleyan. When higher ed types talk about accelerating the process of degree completion, they’re usually referring to less selective -- and often less expensive -- places. Elites are typically assumed to be perfect just the way they are. Read more...

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Creating Emergencies

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Jen Ebbeler has a thoughtful and thought-provoking post up about the virtue of skipping the “pilot” stage of a new enterprise and instead jumping in with both feet. Read more...

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The Harvard Challenge, Revisited

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. A Harvard University alumnus donated $400 million to endow the institution’s engineering college…
One person donated the equivalent of eight years of HCC’s entire operating budget to one subunit of one university.  The entire gift is tax deductible, of course. Read more...

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Initiative Triage

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. I loved the piece on Sinclair Community College’s student success efforts earlier this week in IHE.  It’s worth checking out, but the short version is that SCC has been doing student success initiatives long enough that it’s starting to do a sort of initiative triage, culling the ones that either haven’t worked or that provide far too little bang for the buck. Read more...

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