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Confessions of a Community College Dean

In which a veteran of cultural studies seminars in the 1990s moves into academic administration and finds himself a married suburban father of two. Foucault, plus lawn care.

February 27, 2008 - 10:47pm
This weekend, TW and I are flying out to Denver, where I'll be attending and blogging the League for Innovation in the Community College conference. It's my first 'roving reporter' gig, which I think means I have to buy a brown fedora and a tan trenchcoat. (Any regular correspondents or commenters who plan to be there and want to arrange a meetup, shoot me an email!) I'll be posting my reports on my IHE site, so readers who usually read me on my original site will have a chance to check that out.
February 27, 2008 - 5:18am
A canny correspondent writes:I work for a community college system and am working on an Ed.D. in leadership. I am casting around for research questions and wondered if you had any thoughts regarding useful research questions centering around community colleges, systems and educational leadership.Ooh, I like that.
February 26, 2008 - 3:51am
A new correspondent writes:I am currently an associate professor at a community college. I have applied for several positions in four year institutions. My applications are in and now I am waiting to see if I will get any interviews. I'm a perfect fit for several of the positions I've applied for and, I think, a decent fit for the others, so I am expecting to interview at several institutions.Here are my questions:
February 24, 2008 - 9:34pm
As my college stares down the barrel of a nasty external funding cut for the coming fiscal year, and a strong likelihood of another one after that, it's becoming clear to me that higher ed is in a really lousy position for dealing with recessions.
February 21, 2008 - 9:48pm
The Girl is the cutest, most angelic looking three year old on the planet.But don't be fooled.Yesterday morning, as The Wife and I were upstairs getting ready, and The Boy and The Girl were downstairs, finishing their breakfast:TB: *Mo-ooooommmmm*!TW (sighing): What?TB: TG said I *suck*!DD: (stifled laugh)TW: TG, did you say that?TG (brightly): Sow-wy!TW was mortified, but I was a little proud. TG may look like a girlie girl, but she takes no crap. Over time, this will be a good thing.
February 20, 2008 - 9:45pm
A new correspondent writes:I read your blog daily and know there are many wise readers who help those seeking knowledge. I am in search!Our Biology instructor is taking a class to the gulf coast for a week long Marine Biology trip. They will spend one night in a hotel both coming and going to the coast. While there, the students will be staying in apartment-style housing where everyone will have their own bed. However, at the hotel, that option is not available.
February 19, 2008 - 9:25pm
A new correspondent writes:
February 18, 2008 - 9:42pm
According to this blurb in IHE, Career Education Corp is shutting down nine of its campuses, all in the Northeast. McIntosh College, Lehigh Valley College, and a bunch of Gibbs and Katharine Gibbs campuses will 'teach out,' closing in 2009.As a veteran of a proprietary college in the Northeast, this really struck me.
February 17, 2008 - 8:11pm
A befuddled correspondent writes:
February 14, 2008 - 9:40pm
Every parent's nightmare happened again, this time at NIU. My condolences to the students, faculty, and families there.

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