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August 1, 2010 - 9:42am
Greetings from Paris, one of the 'calculative centres' associated with the globalization of higher education. One of the key institutions associated with this development process is the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development/Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques (OECD/OCDE) given its work on higher education, as well as on related issues such as innovation, science and technology, and so on.
July 29, 2010 - 9:06pm
"If we give up on having library collections (digital or otherwise) and outsource access to and preservation of knowledge to corporations, we will have neither access nor preservation."--Barbara Fister
July 29, 2010 - 8:50pm
Patterns are central to math and statistics. If we add two of something to two more of that something, we get four of it. We say that something is “statistically significant” if we see patterns in the data that would not be expected to show up randomly. And we can write patterns, such as the famed “Fibonacci Sequence” by looking at the previous values and defining the newest value in terms of the previous ones.
July 29, 2010 - 8:45pm
I never finished high school. After my sophomore year of high school, I left and went to college at age 16. Some people thought I was crazy; they were worried that I would miss my senior prom. I thought they were crazy. The prom was the last thing on my mind. I was bored and lonely, even though I was surrounded by childhood friends.
July 29, 2010 - 8:45pm
The Underwater Construction School at the Naval Construction Battalion (Seabee) Center in Port Hueneme, California, offered useful blocks of instruction called "Appreciation Days."Seabee Underwater Construction Teams have a similar mission to that of Army diving teams I served with, which is why their school was one of several we attended. In addition to combat duties, they too are tasked with
July 29, 2010 - 4:30am
If you have worked in student affairs since 2008, you are most likely aware of the ongoing conversations around the unification of ACPA and NASPA into a consolidated association for student affairs professionals. The process began in 2008 and has literally been a riveting topic of interest for practitioners. As a member of both associations, I have been fascinated by the unification progression.
July 28, 2010 - 8:32pm
Great discussion around Scott McLemee's concerns around the power of Amazon and a superb list of the top 10 things to keep in mind about the future of the academic library, as shared by Tracy Mitrano.Can we combine these two threads to come up with one (potentially very bad) idea? I'll give it a shot.
July 28, 2010 - 8:24pm
A recent leadership seminar that brought together rectors and vice-chancellors of African Universities in 17 countries highlighted the many challenges to building higher education in the region. Africa shares many challenges with other regions but also faces challenges that are particularly daunting in the region.
July 28, 2010 - 8:19pm
Now that my children are almost college-age, I have to face some cold, hard facts of personal accounting. I have not been saving for my teens’ college tuition plan. On my college professor’s salary I cannot afford to send my kids to the same kind of private institution that I attended as an undergrad. Nor do I want them to wind up with $80,000 in student loan debt by the age of 21. (I can’t even do the math for the additional costs of a graduate education for them.)
July 28, 2010 - 3:00pm
I was recently in the Canadian Museum of Civilization. (Does the USA even have a museum of civilization? And what does it signify that I need to look in a museum to find civilization?) One of their larger exhibits was on the subject of aboriginal peoples of North America, and one of the displays in the exhibit was of a memorial to a chief out of the Pacific Coast (I forget what nation), and to the many large potlatches he gave.

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