27 juin 2016

Only Her Registrar Knows For Sure...

By Matt Reed. My closest friend in high school, whom longtime readers know as High School Friend on Right Ocean, attended Johns Hopkins as an undergrad. More...

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Dual Enrollment and Trigger Warnings

By Matt Reed. Trigger warnings are labels that some professors put on material that they believe may be uncommonly likely to generate trauma responses among students. More...

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Buildings and People

By Matt Reed. “Many point to the gleaming new buildings rising on campus and ask why the university targeted its lowest-paid teaching staff as a way to save money” -- Boston Globe, 6/2/16. More...

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Time Out

By Matt Reed. More public school students in America are on free or reduced price lunch than aren’t. More...

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If I Could Design One Course…

By Matt Reed. Wise and worldly readers, if you could design one course to require as a Gen Ed for most or all students -- and it’s not one typically taught now -- what would it be. More...

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Friday Fragments - June 10, 2016

By Matt Reed. The letter from the Stanford rape survivor to her rapist became a teachable moment at home. TW suggested that we have The Boy read it, and that I talk to him about it afterwards. I agreed. More...

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Curriculum and Cost

By Matt Reed. Michael Bugeja’s piece this week in IHE identifying curricular bloat as a driver of cost was frustrating. It had a kernel of truth, but missed the main point. More...

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Aggregating Course Evaluations

By Matt Reed. Most industries passed this point some time ago, but it’s new to me.
I just saw a demo of a program that allows students to do course evaluations on mobile devices. More...

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Program Reviews On Stage

By Matt Reed. Most colleges have some sort of regular program review cycle, in which departments or programs (or clusters, or…) do some sort of self-examination every x years. More...

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Foxes, Hedgehogs, and Michael Jordan

By Matt Reed. If you haven’t seen Elizabeth Lehfeldt’s piece in IHE about recruiting future administrators from among the faculty, check it out. She makes a solid case for talent-scouting among rising faculty to find folks with the talent and taste for management. More...

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