25 mai 2016

Be Not Afraid of College Students

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. There seems to be a growing public sentiment that we should be afraid of college students, that they may even be an actual threat to our democracy. Read more...

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"I Love Learning; I Hate School"

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. As I read Prof. Susan Blum’s new book, I Love Learning; I Hate School, I sprained my neck from nodding in vigorous agreement. The book casts an anthropological lens on education in general and higher education in particular, and the result is a catalog of many of the things that I believe ails us when it comes to teaching and learning. Read more...

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Now You See Me … Now You Don’t

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 Regina Sierra Carter. When I first began my appointment as one of the 2015-2016 Phillips Exeter Academy Dissertation Year Fellows, I was psyched.  I was blessed to receive free housing, a free meal plan (vacay from the kitchen… Woot!  Woot!), stipend, travel funds, and a dedicated office space in the renowned Class of 1945 Library. Read more...

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Limiting Loans?

By Matt Reed. Setting aside whether it would pass or not, I’m having a hard time seeing this helping. At most, it might sacrifice a forest for a tree, improving one indicator by freezing out thousands of students. And that’s the optimistic scenario. More...

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Take Your Teaching Online: the Micro-Lecture

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 Travis Grandy. Whether you want to supplement instruction for your in-person class or you teach a fully online course (like me), you're probably looking for effective ways to deliver content and maintain student engagement. Online learning is a different landscape thanks to sites like Khan Academy, the rapid adoption of MOOCs, and digital pedagogies (including blended and flipped classrooms). Read more...

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An Internship Isn’t Always a Necessity

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 Alice Williams. While my decision to go to graduate school stemmed from the desire to learn more, I’d be lying if I said that the U.S. recession didn’t factor into that choice. The economy was starting to look better when I entered graduate school in 2013, but it still hadn’t completely recovered. Read more...

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A House United

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. The inexorable march to graduation is nearly complete and the freshest batch of alumni is set to be scattered hither and yon in a matter of months or even days. As one of those alumni, my most important graduate school relationship is about to be transformed. Read more...

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Start a Student Organization

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 Lindsay Oden. Many graduate students may feel isolated or over-extended. For most of us, nearly all aspects of grad school can seem solitary: research, writing, comprehensive exams, etc. Read more...

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The Defense

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. Conversations on doctoral pursuits often range from the optimistic (“stay focused, you can do it!”) to dreadful (“There have been lots of costs associated with this process that I did not expect”). Read more...

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What I’ve Learned From Owning a Dog During Grad School

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 Danielle Marias. Like grad school, owning a dog “is a major commitment, which will affect your life profoundly and should not be undertaken lightly.” Opie has brought an incredible amount of joy and happiness to my life, as well as many lessons that I never could have foreseen. Read more...

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