26 mars 2018

Ask the Administrator: Waiving Remediation

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Focusing efforts on the students who need the help. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 02:30 - - Permalien [#]


A Missed Opportunity

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. The storm of the century of the week (thundersnow!) caused a snow day, so I had some unanticipated time for reading. I devoured How to Run a College, by Brian Mitchell and W. Joseph King, in hopes that it would be useful. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 02:28 - - Permalien [#]

When Less Can Be More

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Do you ever have the experience of seeing where somebody else appears stumped by a dilemma, and not knowing why, because the answer seems obvious. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 02:26 - - Permalien [#]

Control Groups and the Student Grapevine

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. On Monday I had a heartening discussion with a professor on campus about some promising practices to improve student retention that he had seen discussed at a recent conference. I don’t want to betray any confidences, so I’ll just say that they sound potentially fruitful, but also labor-intensive. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 02:24 - - Permalien [#]

A Wake-Up Call

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. I’m not a fan of scary movies generally. I don’t seek out haunted houses. I even look away during particularly vivid surgical scenes on tv. The way I see it, reality can be frightening enough. I don’t need my entertainment to be scary. Give me “slapstick” over “scary” any day of the week. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 02:23 - - Permalien [#]


Thank You

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. It’s a little bit like watching your kids grow. On a day-to-day level, you barely notice it. But a photo at 10 and a photo at 15 look unmistakably different. You just have to step back a bit to see it. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 02:21 - - Permalien [#]

The Award I’d Like to See

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. The AACC named its finalists for excellence awards this week. I read the list, noting with pleasure that I know personally both of the presidents who are finalists for “best CEO/Board relationships.” (They’re both great.)  But then I noticed the geographic distribution of nominees. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 02:19 - Permalien [#]

Whose Skin? Which Game?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. The hot policy topic around higher education right now is “risk-sharing,” or what sometimes gets called “skin in the game.” It’s the idea that colleges should bear some of the risk for payback of student loans, so they’ll have an incentive to turn their back on risky students. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 02:18 - - Permalien [#]

Procrastination, Good and Bad

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Someone emailed me this week with a question about procrastination in administrative roles. It got me thinking. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 02:08 - - Permalien [#]

Civic Engagement as a High-Impact Practice

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. As both a parent of teenagers and an educator, I’ve been both appalled and impressed over the past week. The massacre in Parkland was horrifying, both in itself and in context of a long string of mass killings in schools, colleges, theaters, concerts, and other public venues. But the response of the students there -- their poise, purpose, and moral force -- in confronting political leaders has been absolutely heartening. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 02:07 - - Permalien [#]