26 mars 2018

The Politics of Academic Innovation

By Steven Mintz. It requires all the abilities of a skilled politician, plus other talents. Success hinges on message crafting, coalition building, vision, and leadership, including the ability to motivate, incentivize, and remove obstacles. More...

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Creating Team-Based Communities of Teaching and Curricular Innovation

By Steven Mintz. Yet college faculty have escaped such requirements. In the absence of ongoing professional development training, efforts at improvement and innovation remain voluntary. More...

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Texas's Big Bet on the Future of Higher Education

By Steven Mintz. In a recent blog posting on the University of Texas System’s Institute for Transformational Learning, Joshua Kim expressed a preference for “investing in faculty.” That was precisely what the ITL did, though not, I suspect, in quite the way he meant. More...

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Bad Writing

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Why are so many high school graduates bad writers when they arrive at college. More...

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Gone Fishing: Introducing My Guest Blogger

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Taking a trip of a lifetime and leaving someone to mind the store. More...

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Fed Up

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. There are two stories in the news which reveal the power of people who are mad as hell and can’t take it anymore. More...

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31 Years, 11 Months

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. I was last on the Duke University campus 31 years 11 months ago, when I was visiting my older brother during my high school spring break, which happened to coincide with my 16th birthday and my brother’s 20th. More...

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The Crisis of the 'Moderate' Conservative Public Intellectual

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. They admit they're not up to the task of stitching the country back together. Who is. More...

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Informed Dissent

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpgBy Barbara Fister. I went to a brown-bag lunch with some folks today talking about how to use a new software platform developed to keep notes about advisees and keep track of both problems and promise. It will replace a lot of emails and phone calls and dropped balls, but it also feels a bit like a benevolent Panopticon. More...

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Winner Take All (But the Blame)

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpgBy Barbara Fister. As hard as it is to be shocked by anything anymore, the deeply reported story about how a politically-motivated marketing company used personal data of over fifty million unwitting people gathered through a Facebook app, collecting psychological profiles to merge with vast amounts of personal data is still pretty astonishing. Kudos to The New York Times and the Guardian’s Observer for their work. More...

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