21 septembre 2015

Receiving Your Doctorate to Work… at a Community College?

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. Traditionally, graduate school has focused on preparing students to become future scholars who seek to live a life of the mind, produce cutting edge research, and become professors at 4-year institutions. Read more...

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Learning to Talk Race in the Classroom

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 Madeleine Elfenbein. By now, most of us recognize race as central to just about every field of social and humanistic inquiry. We know there’s a broad and growing field of scholarship on contemporary and historical conceptions of race, and plenty of public scholars eager to put those resources to work for us in our classrooms (e.g., the #FergusonSyllabus, the #CharlestonSyllabus, and many more). Read more...

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Encouraging Participation in Your Classroom

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. Heather’s excellent post on fostering on active online discussion got me thinking about analog participation. That is, participation in the classroom. It can be tricky to foster a lively discussion every week, especially one that includes all of the students in the class. Read more...

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20 septembre 2015

Stop Feeding the Trolls!

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 Patrick Bigsby. I was a deer in the headlights the first time a student attacked me with words online. A few weeks into my first digital course, a student, convinced that his thesis was both present (it wasn’t) and effective (nope), became very angry with me over his poor assignment grade. Read more...

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Of MOOCs and Metrics

By Akiba Covitz. As I and others have written in this blog recently, we can learn many things about learning from MOOCs. We can also learn many things about management in higher education from the people who have made possible the massively scaled aspects of learning in MOOCs. Read more...

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Community-Engaged Research

By Barbara Osborn. Students "in the field" as part of the author's course; they were participating in a Lunar Day parade for API Equality-LA, an advocacy group in the Greater Los Angeles area for the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community for the fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and marriage equality. Read more...

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Overworked and Underpaid: The Labor and Laborers of the Writing Classroom

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Last week I went to my first ever academic conference,[1] the meeting of the Carolina Writing Program Administrators[2]. Read more...

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To "Quit Lit" or not to "Quit Lit." What Was the Question?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. I am generally agnostic about the genre. I do not object to its existence any more than I would object to any category of personal writing, and I’d be lying if I hadn’t occasionally indulged in the composition of a version of my own quit lit piece in my head over the years. Read more...

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Friday Fragments - September 17, 2015

By Matt Reed. I heard a comment this week that made me wonder. Someone involved in higher Ed fundraising said that the "free community college" discussion is making fundraising harder, since people assume that donations won't be needed anymore. More...

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An Amazing Dissertation Topic for Any Ed.D. Students Out There…

By Matt Reed. Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that you’re in a position to make position allocation decisions for part of a community college. You have enough funding to cover a few positions, but far fewer than you would like, so some departments will have to be disappointed. More...

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