05 mai 2019

Why philosophy must be dragged out of the ivory tower and into the street

The ConversationAccording to one founding myth, philosophy begins with a grumpy old man named Socrates being put to death for pestering his fellow citizens about the nature of justice, courage, and other such virtues. This is hardly an auspicious way to start a new academic discipline. But Socrates’ attempt to engage Athenians in dialogue exemplifies both the nature of human inquiry and the public role philosophy ought to play today. More...

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Book review: one VC’s account of student protests in South Africa

The ConversationThe #FeesMustFall protests of 2015 and 2016 have made an indelible mark on higher education in South Africa. The protests left no university untouched. And they elicited significant emotions: for, against or a mixture of the two. More...

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Higher Ed Risk and 'An Economist Walks into a Brothel'

By Joshua Kim. The study of the economics of retirement is, at its core, the study of risk. When we save for retirement, we must make many risk calculations.  How much we save depends on much money we think we will need each year after we stop working, and how long we think we will be alive.  These calculations drive our choices in how much to save and what sorts of investments to put our money towards. More...

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Hiring, Performance Reviews, and 'Nine Lies About Work’

By Joshua Kim. Might this terrific book energize us to adopt a learning science lens in recruiting and evaluating staff. More...

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When Design Thinking Sessions Are Good, They Are Wicked Good

By Joshua Kim. How a little bit of design thinking knowledge is a dangerous thing.
How many “design thinking” sessions have you participated in over the past few years. More...

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On Reading 'The Lost Gutenberg' and Giving Up Paper Books

By Joshua Kim. How has your relationship with books changed?
How many paper books would you estimate that you own. More...

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Faculty Competencies for Innovation?

By Joshua Kim. If you work in the field of learning innovation in higher education, you undoubtedly collaborate with faculty on course, program, and/or institutional level innovation projects. Thomas Carey in his study of innovation competencies for graduates defines innovation as, “the process of creating lasting value by the successful mobilization of new ideas.” There is increasing awareness of innovation competencies for undergraduate and graduate students, but what about faculty. More...

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3 Things That Can Go Wrong When Hosting a Campus Meeting

By Joshua Kim. I’m actually not worried about the future of higher ed. The vast majority of colleges and universities are, I suspect, more adaptable and resilient than we give them credit. More...

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Breadth of Quality vs. Concentrations of Excellence

Most of the various “excellence schemes” adopted all over the world in the first years of this century have made precious little difference in terms of shaking up the global academic hierarchy. More...

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To Engage or to Disengage

We should not prequalify or preclude international academic engagement based on a government’s political dogma or policies—until government policy begins to interfere with open, uninhibited scholarship or abuses research for nefarious purposes. More...

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