06 janvier 2018

Leadership Is Our Best Investment

https://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/media/CTA-IHE-banner640-150.png?itok=VxlaUtWrOn every team, there are only two types of members: culture builders and culture killers. Who’s who on your team as we head into a tumultuous 2018?
I believe it’s impossible to be “culture-neutral” when you’re a member of an organization, a department staff, an athletic squad, a family, a community, even a choir or a band. More...

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By Barbara Fister. Happy new year! What disasters and crises do we have to look forward to this time around?
Perhaps I’ll get to experience that nuclear holocaust I prepared for ineffectually as a child. Maybe we’ll have a constitutional crisis like the one we had with Nixon, only with political opponents jailed in the lurking shadow of a Russian conspiracy. More...

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Going to MLA, Gonna See What I Can See

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. I started my graduate studies in 1994, finished in 1997, and following a detour into corporate America, returned to the college classroom in 2001 and have worked in English-related academia since, and yet I’ve never been to the annual Modern Language Association convention. More...

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Online Learning and Residential Colleges

By Joshua Kim. 4 questions that every president, provost, dean, and trustee should be asking in 2018.
Online learning should be part of the strategic plan of every college and university. More...

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An Alternative List of 7 Trends for 2018

By Joshua Kim. The big higher ed stories for this coming year.
The 7 key trends that the Peterson and Rudgers identify for higher education in 2018 are:1. Eroding support for higher ed. 2. Challenges to the business model. 3. Violent activism and balancing free speech, safety and climate. 4. #MeToo movement in the academy. 5. Student safety in Greek life and athletics. 6. Reckoning with the racist past. 7. Presidents as public thought leaders. More...

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Books, the Web, and Listening Across Our Beliefs

By Joshua Kim. My faith in social media was restored in the first week of 2018.  All it took was a book, a comment, and a tweet.
The book is Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist by Kate Raworth.
I gave this book my attention, and I recommended that you do the same. More...

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Our Wish List for the Future of Education

At the end of 2017 the writers at University of Venus took time to reflect on the past year and share our dreams for the future. More...

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ReMediate Your Research

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPGiven recent trends in higher education – including decreasing state aid and ever more competition for grant money – creating scholarship that is open and accessible to a general audience has never been more important. This emphasis on public scholarship has even trickled down into graduate education with the rise of competitions such as the Three-Minute Thesis. More...

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A Resolution You Can Stick To

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPIf I’m being honest, I’ve never been a big fan of resolutions. Like most people, I have never been able to stick to all the lofty goals I set for myself at the new year. Sure, I’ve diligently written pages of goals in a journal each new year, but there was never any action plan to ensure that I followed through. As I’ve continually failed to accomplish all that I hoped, I’ve begun to wonder why I must wait until the new year to tackle all my imperfections. More...

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Reflections on “Weapons of Math Destruction”

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Part of the joy of the winter break is that it’s a chance to read something longer than twenty pages. I spent part of it reading Cathy O’Neil’s “Weapons of Math Destruction,” which is well worth reading if you haven’t already. More...

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