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5 juillet 2015

In Which I Discuss Political Economy With a Ten Year Old

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. The Girl is ten -- almost eleven, she would prefer I say -- and curious. The book she was reading last night contained a reference to the Great Depression. I was in the room at the time. Conversation ensued. In my defense, this was entirely impromptu. Read more...

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5 juillet 2015

You Make the Call: Nevada Edition

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. It’s time for another round of everyone’s favorite game show, You Make the Call. Today’s edition is brought to you by the state of Nevada. Read more...

5 juillet 2015

Better Than They Had To Be

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Late last week, the erstwhile political theorist in me got a double dose of idealism from high places.  It was restorative.
First, of course, was Justice Kennedy’s opinion recognizing same-sex marriage under the banner of the equal protection of the laws. The final paragraph of his opinion was extraordinary. Read more...

5 juillet 2015

Gainful Employment for Graduate Schools?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Sometimes to really understand a story, you have to read it against another one.
This week, a couple of stories came out that didn’t seem all that surprising individually, but that clanged together in an unexpected way. Read more...

5 juillet 2015

The Advancement Problem

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. In higher education, we often use the term “advancement” to refer to fundraising. Here, I’ll use it in the sense that the rest of the world uses it, meaning career advancement. Read more...

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5 juillet 2015

Can you imagine alumni of Corinthian Colleges rallying to save it?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Can you imagine alumni of Corinthian Colleges rallying to save it?
I can’t.
The contrast with Sweet Briar College is striking. Read more...

5 juillet 2015

A Well-Kept Secret

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Humanities and social sciences at community colleges have become incredibly well-kept secrets over the last ten years or so, and that’s unfortunate. In some ways, community colleges are their natural habitat. Read more...

5 juillet 2015

When Public Speaking Works Best

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. I’ve never done improv comedy, but the recent piece in IHE about the benefits of improv training rang true. I’ve seen it in my own public speaking. Read more...

5 juillet 2015

Kids, Conscience, and Consciousness

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Anyone who doubts the tight connection between test scores and socioeconomic standing is invited to go househunting.
In preparation for the new gig at Brookdale, we’ve put our house on the market, and we’re looking for a place to live in New Jersey. Read more...

5 juillet 2015

Incident of AV Inattention Blindness

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Each day at my job brings fresh evidence of the limits of my abilities. Today, my biggest failure was falling victim to my own audiovisual (AV) inattention blindness. Read more...

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