03 mars 2019

When Educational Leaders Invoke 'Safety'

By Eboo Patel. In a diverse democracy, education ought to be about learning and building relationships across lines of difference. Does invoking the concept safety help facilitate either of those goals. More...

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Educating Versus Training and Credentialing

By Steven Mintz. Lurking behind many current debates about higher education lies a divide between those who seek to credential a growing number of young people and those more concerned about maintaining the integrity, quality, and rigor of a college education. More...

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The Sociology of Today's Classrooms

By Steven Mintz. Among the roles students commonly adopt are the compliant, the annoyingly argumentative, the habitual rebels, and the discouraged and fatalistic. Other student types include the careerist, the precocious intellectual, the procrastinator, the striver, and the disconnected. More...

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What I Would Tell My Younger Self

By Matt Reed. Claire Major got a great discussion going on Twitter this weekend. She asked professors what they would go back and tell their first-year-of-teaching selves, if they had the chance.  The thread is well worth reading. More...

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Friday Fragments - February 22, 2019

By Matt Reed. This piece is written about research universities, but it mostly applies to community colleges as well.
Good Trustees matter. In their way, bad Trustees do, too. More...

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Somewhere Between Urgent and Cranky...

By Matt Reed. Monday’s League conference was one of the most encouraging conference days I’ve had in quite a while. For today, I’ll just focus on Uri Treisman’s keynote. More...

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Build Your Own Course

By Matt Reed. Middlesex Community College (MA, not to be confused with the ones in CT or NJ) has broken its student success course into one-credit shards, from which students pick three.  They’re then bundled into a single course on the transcript. More...

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“I Wasn’t Trained for This.”

By Matt Reed. You’re teaching a class. It has twentyish students, ranging in ability, interest, age, and background. One student seems a little offbeat, but nothing out of bounds. One day, about a month into the course, that student starts rocking back and forth aggressively in his chair, and ignoring requests to stop. More...

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Insulation

By Matt Reed. The impact of the profit motive.
As longtime readers know, I used to work at a DeVry campus.  It was my first full-time job out of grad school. More...

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Does Paying Top Dollar for Public University Presidents Pay Off?

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Study finds no relationship between pay for public university presidents and money brought in from state appropriations or fund-raising. More...

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