Academics focus too much on what they should do and too little on what they've already done (essay)

Why do people in academe tend to downplay what we have achieved, asks J. E. Sumerau, for the sake of some future possibility?

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Princeton professor who criticized Trump cancels events, saying she's received death threats

A Princeton professor who recently criticized Trump in a commencement speech cancels planned public speaking events, saying she's received death threats for her comments.

Apple app curriculum offered at six community college systems

Apple selects six community colleges to receive curriculum on creating apps. One president took the course and said it was easy to learn -- even though she hadn't taken a programming course in 30 years.

U of Utah offers technical certificates to liberal arts graduates

U of Utah offers technical certificates to liberal arts graduates

Maryville U offers intensive iPad training for faculty members

Administrators at the Missouri university realized that an initiative to give every student an iPad wouldn't pay off if professors didn't buy in. Its hefty investment in training has been rewarded with significant adoption and strong student results.

Trial and Error: University of Arizona's digital asset management

The biggest challenge in the University of Arizona's efforts to consolidate its digital assets was getting organized. 

Two Virginia universities form online degree partnership

As reported in Inside Higher Ed, two Virginia universities have formed a partnership to launch an online education initiative to boost degree completion in the Commonwealth. George Mason University and Old Dominion University launched the Online Virginia Network, an online portal where students can browse both institutions' online programs and calculate the cost of earning a degree. 

Barnes & Noble Ed enters into agreement for predictive analytics

As reported in Inside Higher Ed, Barnes & Noble Education took another step beyond college bookstores and textbooks Wednesday, announcing a deal to bring predictive analytics services to universities in the digital education consortium Unizin.

3 examples of online applied learning

Amy Rottman and Salena Rabidoux suggest three examples of effective online applied learning.


Northern Iowa Faculty Union Preserves Contract Benefits in New Handbook

The University of Northern Iowa’s faculty union says it will manage to preserve many of its contractual benefits, despite a new state law that severely limits collective bargaining rights for professors at public institutions. United Faculty, which is affiliated with the American Association of University Professors, issued a joint statement with the university vowing a “collaborative process” to ensure current contract terms are maintained after the master agreement expires at the end of June.

The mechanism is a new faculty handbook, and it’s nearing completion ahead of that deadline, according to The Courier. “We really give a lot of credit to President [Mark] Nook, because he realized right away that it was important to preserve all the parts of the contract that allow United Faculty and others to preserve proper working conditions for faculty, so the process of collaboration on this was really great,” Joe Gorton, union president and professor of criminology, told the newspaper.

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