11 juin 2019

The Compartmentalized Life

The semester that just concluded was undoubtedly one of the toughest semesters of my graduate career. Not only was the coursework challenging, but I also faced exciting new changes and opportunities in my professional and personal life. More...

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Purges

By Matt Reed. Replacing senior team members.
Admittedly coming from a different context, I was fascinated by the article in IHE on Thursday about new presidents starting with purges of senior staff. More...

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Inheritances

By Matt Reed. The Girl is wrapping up her freshman year of high school this month. She’s a “band kid,” happily playing trumpet in the marching and concert bands even though her first musical love is the piano. She was able to play piano in the pit orchestra for the high school production of “Hello Dolly,” but otherwise, school playing means the trumpet. More...

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Entry Level Pay

By Matt Reed. Been thinking about salary lately - and how (particularly underfunded) institutions can raise the bar for entry level pay. Without new $, seems like only choice is not filling vacancies and apportioning that money...which just leads to overwhelmed staff. More...

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Who Should Control Faculty Lines?

By Matt Reed. John Warner published a think piece in IHE this week in which he argued that part of the reason that most academic management is terrible is that the structures of academia are set up to defeat them. As part of a potential alternative, he suggested no longer allocating full-time faculty positions centrally, but having each department manage its own salary budgets. More...

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The Boy Turns 18

By Matt Reed. The Boy got his first sample ballot in the mail last week. It’s for an uncontested primary, but a ballot is a ballot. More...

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The Most Useful Observation Feedback You Ever Got

By Matt Reed. “Useful” doesn’t necessarily mean “positive,” although it could.  I mean it in the sense of “helping you improve.” What helped you get better. More...

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10 juin 2019

Diversity Is Not Just About the Differences We Like

By Eboo Patel. My remarks at the Weave Conference, hosted by David Brooks and the Aspen Institute. More...

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College Is a Little Bit Like Elvis

By Eboo Patel. Bruce Springsteen held his first concert when he was seven years old. The whole neighborhood came. His rented guitar shone in the sun. He whooped and he hollered. He danced and he shimmied. He pointed at the sky and he implored the audience to scream. More...

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Advice for Graduates, Part 3

By Eboo Patel. Part 3 of 3 of my 2019 Commencement Address at Augustana College. More...

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