23 juillet 2017

Letting Go of the Golden Age

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. I remember my hair. It was never my best feature, but it did its job. It even endured some questionable styling choices, including an 80’s mullet of which the less said, the better. It’s gone now, and I miss it. But it’s not coming back. More...

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Austerity Is Expensive

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. James Baldwin once noted that being poor is expensive, and that people who’ve never been poor don’t know that. He was right. If your car is old and unreliable, you lose job opportunities due to breakdowns, and emergency repairs throw your budget into disarray. More...

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Universal Basic Income?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. This piece on the idea of a universal basic income connects dots in some pretty disturbing ways. I’m still not sure what to make of it. More...

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The Evaluation Conundrum

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Promoting good teaching.
How representative a class do you give when you’re being observed by a dean. More...

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We Have No King

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. For Father’s Day, one of my gifts was control of the tv for the day. I used it to show the kids Monty Python and the Holy Grail, a classic to which they might not otherwise be exposed. More...

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States or Departments?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Who should control curriculum at public colleges? States, or individual departments. More...

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Podcasts

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. In a little over a week, the family will pile into the Family Truckster and go on vacation. As I explained it to the kids, they’re going to have a good time whether they like it or not. The trip will involve several five-plus hour days of driving as we make our way from one stop to the next. More...

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A Patron’s Eye View

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Why do people with credit cards use payday lenders? Why do people with checking accounts use check-cashing stores. More...

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Pros and Cons of Pro-Rating

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. A biology professor at Youngstown State University turned down an overload class paid on a pro-rated basis, and for some reason, it made national news. I’m sure I’m not the only community college administrator scratching his head at that one. More...

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A Natural Experiment

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. In the 1960’s, community colleges were established at an average rate of one per week. Now, new ones are rare birds. So a story about the new one emerging in western Pennsylvania seems worth noticing. More...

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