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March 10, 2008 - 12:58pm
Even if you don’t remember 1957, you’re probably aware of the influx of funding, research and science majors which US higher education experienced in response to the Soviet Union’s first-ever artificial satellite. The space race was on, and putting a man on the moon (a mere 12 years later) is still the standard by which large scale technological achievement is measured.
March 9, 2008 - 9:31pm
A returning correspondent, who works at a cc, writes:
March 7, 2008 - 3:57pm
Enterprising student journalists at SUNY New Paltz have discovered that some full-time professors pretty regularly miss their office hours. UD can recall missing her office hours once or twice in her career, due to ... I don't know... cluelessness. UD zones out on occasion. She forgets things. But with office hours this has happened very few times. At New Paltz it seems to be a trend.
March 7, 2008 - 5:08am
My cc is dealing with a statewide initiative that may or may not succeed at its intended goals. It's fairly high-stakes, it's mandated by legislation that says 'what' but not 'how,' and it would involve - if it succeeds - upending some longstanding local political compromises. I'm in the enviable position of being my campus's rep to the statewide committee working on this. Which means that I'm also the translator, updating my college on the project as it unfolds.
March 6, 2008 - 3:45pm
I recently had the opportunity to suggest a marketing/promotional give-away item for use by our engineering department. The idea was that if the promo item was clearly sustainable in nature, and was imprinted with a Greenback U logo, then it would deliver two strong messages for the price of one.
March 5, 2008 - 5:02pm
Okay, so I recently mentioned a distaste for bullet points, and I'm breaking my own rule here. Point granted. A few observations on Denver and the League conference:
March 4, 2008 - 8:39pm
Tuesday’s item about the LA Community College District and their sustainability projects is well worth reading. A number of colleges and universities, large and small, like LACCD are working to pilot the Clinton Climate Initiative. And the general approach of contracting with an energy service company ("esco") to do the work, then paying for the work out of the savings generated, is fundamentally sound and can make projects viable which otherwise couldn’t get funded.
March 4, 2008 - 10:29am
There's a special kind of relief that comes from realizing that it's not just you. I attended a presentation (and group exercise) on "How to attempt to prevent sensitive issues from becoming legal headaches." The room was packed, and it was a pretty good mix of retired administrators, active deans and chairs, and active faculty. The advice was pretty boilerplate - document everything, enforce rules evenhandedly, etc. But the discussion!

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