14 décembre 2014

Danger Ahead for the State Universities in São Paulo State

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/the_world_view_blog_header.jpg?itok=P3OlGEpQBy Marcelo Knobel. I will discuss a rather delicate issue that is now happening in the state of São Paulo that, in my opinion, puts at risk the huge effort made in the last 50-60 years to build an excellent public university system. The topic is complex because it is related to salaries, and, in a country with enormous inequalities, it can be risky, even considered politically incorrect, to discuss salaries of university professors who have contributed more than 30 years of public service. Read more...

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Collegiate Youth Today

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/law.jpgBy Tracy Mitrano. In previous blogs I have mentioned my non-IT background and how for some people in my life it took time to get used to me being in that role.  Ironically, now I sometimes feel pigeonholed to the contrary. Why is an IT person writing about sexual assault and rape on campus? Certainly a “policy” person can answer than question easily. The ease I had filling the IT Director role was in transferring ethical and legal thinking to cyberspace; the rapidity with which I shift to discussing ethics and law in physical space is an easy translation. Read more...

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Why We Can’t Breathe Easy

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Justin Dunnavant. With the situations in Ferguson, New York, and Cleveland I am reminded of the murder of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, just two hours away from my university. In 2012, immediately following the incident, several students traveled down to Sanford to call for the arrest and trial of George Zimmerman and subsequently protested the verdict. We wrote our reflections, held a memorial service, and some even took over the state Capitol calling for the passage of “Trayvon’s Law.” Read more...

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Academic IT and “The New Leadership Challenge”

By Joshua Kim. Michael Kubit has a terrific article in the latest EDUCAUSE Review on The New Leadership Challenge. Kubit, the Interim COO at Case Western Reserve University, argues that today’s academic information technology leaders need a different set of skills and practices from those traditionally associated with these roles.  Rather than being subject domain experts, today’s academic technology leaders need to develop expertise in communication, collaboration, and mentoring. Read more...

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Saltatory

By Joshua Kim. Phil Long taught me a new word at the last event that we both attended: saltatory.  Phil is the Associate Vice Provost for Learning Sciences and Deputy Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Texas.  
Merriam-Webster defines saltatory as: “proceeding by leaps rather than by gradual transitions : discontinuous”. Read more...

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ASH vs. EDUCAUSE

By Joshua Kim. Over the last few days I’ve been in San Francisco, accompanying my wife to her American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting.
Hanging out at this big conference has gotten me thinking about our big annual EDUCAUSE conference. Read more...

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Notes from NEASC, Part One

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. NEASC, the regional accreditor for the New England states, is having its annual conference this week. I couldn’t make it on Wednesday, but was able to attend on Thursday. Read more...

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Placing the Actor

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. You know how you can see an actor on a tv show and recognize him from somewhere, but you can’t remember where, and it drives you a little bit crazy until it comes to you, days or weeks later?  That’s how I am with the story that the loan guarantor ECMC is buying several dozen Corinthian College campuses for less than a half-million each. Read more...

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Not Voting With Their Feet, Exactly...

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Many years ago, when I was at DeVry but looking for another place to work, I saw an ad for the community college in the county where The Wife grew up, and where her parents still lived. I noted the address of the college, and asked her where it was relative to her parents. “County?” she asked, surprised. She remembered going there in elementary school to visit the planetarium. Read more...

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Big Ten to Punish Noncompliance With Concussion Standards

HomeThe Big Ten Conference announced Monday that it would punish member universities that fail to comply with its toughened standards on monitoring and preventing athletes' concussions, CBS Sports reported. With its action, which was approved Sunday by the presidents of the league's university members, the conference has now done what the National Collegiate Athletic Association has been criticized for not doing: moving "from best practices and minimum requirements for schools to regulatory standards" imposed on colleges, as the Big Ten said in its statement about the policy change. Read more...

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