07 mai 2018

The Hazards of Checking White Privilege

By Eboo Patel. Please do not assign me a subordinate role, a specific psychology or a particular worldview based on the color of my skin. More...

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Place Matters

By Georgia NugentFor historical reasons -- among them, the 19th-century desire to keep impressionable young males from the evils of the city -- many of America’s higher education institutions are located in remote or rural areas. This is often true of the small and medium-sized colleges and universities that are members of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) -- many of which were founded to ensure a presence for a particular religious denomination in territories newly settled as the nation moved westward. More...

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Pattern Recognition

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. A short tale of community college budgets in America over the last seven years:
I don’t usually do bummers for Fridays, but I’m seeing a pattern, and feel obligated to note it. More...

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Suits and Ties on Monkey Bars

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Report from a debate tournament.
On Saturday I filled in as “coach for a day” and took The Girl to a regional debate tournament in New York City. More...

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Incentives

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Getting students to attend workshops that will help them.
Sometimes the answer is simple, if you know where to look. More...

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Academic Earworms

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. The term “earworm” usually refers to songs so catchy that you can’t get them out of your head. They get into your brain through your ear, and won’t get out. More...

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AACC, Day Two

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Recovering from disaster, presidential interviews and more.
As much as I enjoy technology, in-person conferences offer some upsides that webinars just don’t. More...

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“Be Uncomfortable”: Live from the AACC

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. The AACC is really two organizations.  There’s the one on stage at the plenary sessions: self-assured, stately, sometimes a little stuffy.  And then there’s the one in the smaller meeting rooms: critical, restless, sometimes a little snarky.  The distance between the two is wider this year than I’ve ever seen it. More...

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Friday Fragments - April 26, 2018

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Free faculty labor; the disappearing middle class; Captain Kirk; more. More...

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A Perfectly Good Failure

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. NEASC says No.
It isn’t often that I get news over the phone that surprises me so much that I blurt out “wow!” so loudly that the rest of the office wants to know what happened. More...

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