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   April 2014
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Welcome to your April 2014 Insider Update -- the newsletter for readers of Inside Higher Ed. Once a month we send a quick rundown on what's happening at Inside Higher Ed: events, accomplishments and a bit of fun.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

It started with a Quick Take, then another Quick Take, an interview with the creator of the exercise, an interview with the instructor, and a Views piece from Cary Nelson -- taken all together, coverage of the "Stomp on Jesus" exercise that has caused an uproar in Florida inspired more comments than any other story in March. Allie Grasgreen's coverage of a survey of experiences of student affairs professionals that uncovered a sense of alienation among straight white men also got readers clicking to the comments box. And two essays on Thomas Friedman’s recent column “The Professors’ Big Stage” (one by Carolyn Foster Segal and one by Just Visiting blogger John Warner) got the blood flowing, and the "share" buttons popping.

We've just published the April edition of our cartoon caption contest. Click here to add your suggestions for this month's cartoon, and cast a vote for our last contest.

BOOK WITH BUZZ -- William Bowen, former Princeton president, argues in a new book that technology can lower college costs, but that more questions than answers remain. Click here to read the article (as well as all Inside Higher Ed's books coverage).

 

INSIDE HIGHER ED NEWS

Inside Higher Ed's Svitlana Barnes (left) with an attendee of last month's Going Global meeting in Dubai.

OUT AND ABOUT -- On April 8 Scott Jaschik will be discussing our most recent provost and HR surveys at the annual meeting of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining, at the City University of New York.

Laura McFarland and Rick Plotkin also head to New York, for the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources Eastern Region conference taking place in Brooklyn April 14-16.

Scott will be participating in a forum on "The War on Knowledge?" at the University of Toronto April 16, a preview of some of the themes of Worldviews 2013: Global Trends in Media and Higher Education, which will be held in June.

Scott will be in San Francisco April 19-23, along with Daryl Anderson, for the annual convention of the American Association of Community Colleges. Scott presents a session titled "Scrutiny of Community Colleges: The Hard Questions" at 3:30 on Sunday, April 21, in room 2022 of the Moscone Center.

Inside Higher Ed's Kacey Cox and Daryl Anderson at last month's CUPA-HR Western Region conference in Salt Lake City.

STAFF NEWS -- Welcome back to Samantha Smith, who rejoined Inside Higher Ed as our marketing manager this week. Sam was on our recruitment advertising team from 2008 to 2011, when she departed to take a marketing associate gig at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. After a year and half of stellar work at Science, Sam took over the marketing manager position at the American Society of Landscape Architects last August. We’re really pleased she’s come back to Inside Higher Ed.

RECENT VISITORS -- With the annual conference of the American Council on Education in town last month, we had a chance to sit down with a plethora of great colleagues. Visitors included Oregon State University, the Colorado Community College System, California State University, California State University-Fresno, Davidson College, California State University-Long Beach, Marianopolis College, Georgia State University, APLU, State University of New York, Brown University, University of Texas System, Wake Forest University, Orange County Community College, and AAC&U. We're always happy to host higher education leaders in our D.C. offices. Contact Scott at scott.jaschik@insidehighered.com or Doug at doug.lederman@insidehighered.com to plan a visit.

INTERACTIVE

Jobs and College: What Really Matters

An Inside Higher Ed webinar

Thursday, April 18 at 2 p.m. Eastern

Click to register

On Thursday, April 18 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a webinar with Anthony P. Carnevale, Director and Research Professor of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, who will discuss the data from various studies by the Center, and what the data mean for admissions, academic advising and curricular planning. Generally, the studies have found that there are meaningful differences in salaries earned by those who studied different topics in college, and that there are strong economic benefits to earning degrees and certificates, even in the economic downturn of the past few years.

Click here for more information or to register now. Enter discount code APRIL2013 at checkout for a $25 discount off your registration fee.

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FREE WEBINAR -- The Inside Higher Ed / Gallup Survey of Parents

Parents of pre-college students offer their views on the most important reasons to go to college, why jobs matter, the liberal arts, money and affirmative action in a new Inside Higher Ed survey, conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup.

On Thursday, April 11, Inside Higher Ed editor Scott Jaschik will be be joined by two admissions directors --  Jim Rawlins of Colorado State University and Debra Shaver of Smith College -- to share and analyze the findings and take your questions in a free webinar. Click to register.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of parents was made possible in part by the generous support of  McGraw-Hill Education, TIAA-CREF and Zinch, a Chegg service.

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FREE WEBINAR from Academic Partnerships' Faculty eCommons

Tuesday, April 16, 1 p.m. Central Time

Click to register

Mobile technology is a growing and powerful trend: people now spend more time on mobile apps than they do on the web. What opportunities does this trend present to those who design online learning? How can we leverage mobile technology in ways that make sense for our teaching methods and students' learning? To answer these questions, we will explore principles for designing mobile learning; pedagogies for teaching with mobile technology; and tools for creating mobile instruction though a series of webinars and an accompanying MOOC.

Join this live webinar -- the first in a series -- hosted by Kenneth C. (Casey) Green of The Campus Computing Project, for a lively conversation with Dr. David Metcalf, whose METIL lab explores leading edge innovations in learning.

The Instructional Design for Mobile Learning webinar is a presentation of Academic Partnerships' Faculty eCommons and is not an Inside Higher Ed editorial offering. Click here for information about the complete micro-MOOC from Academic Partnerships.

FROM THE PUBLISHER

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We get lots of questions about writing effective job postings. Check this space for the ad that catches our eye each month. This month, Dawson Community College saddles up a memorable metaphor.

PRESIDENT

Dawson Community College

Rebrand yourself in Montana. Take the Reins. Buck the Trends. Blaze a Trail. (see posting)

And when it's time to advertise your institution's job openings, start with a posting on Inside Higher Ed, where the most diverse, forward-looking higher education professionals get their news each day. Click here to post your job opening -- enter discount code SPRING2013 at check out and we'll take $25 off the price of your ad.

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