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September 21, 2010 - 4:15pm
One doesn't grow up wanting to be a college president. Firefighter, yes. Doctor, certainly. But college president? Even the principal's kid wouldn't have thought of it. But here I am, starting out my first academic year at Alma College, a liberal arts college I've known and admired for years. For colleges and universities, presidential transitions offer a great opportunity to answer lingering questions about identity, to determine aspirations, to recall core values.
September 21, 2010 - 1:12pm
Editors' note: this guest entry has been kindly contributed by Pablo Achard (University of Geneva).
September 20, 2010 - 10:10pm
Should professors with full-time positions at college A be allowed to teach as adjuncts at college B?
September 20, 2010 - 9:47pm
This past Sunday the New York Times magazine section was devoted to education, and especially to education and technology.
September 20, 2010 - 9:00pm
In 2006, a new way of charging university students for tuition was introduced in England (Scotland did something different). Universities were allowed to charge undergraduates fees up to £3000 a year (since uprated to about £3300), a significant increase on the previous level, but now the government would pay the fee to the university on the student's behalf, recovering it from the student through the tax system once she or he was earning a sum somewhat below the national median income.
September 20, 2010 - 3:45pm
The problem with reviewing Nick Bilton's amazing new book, "I Live in the Future & Here's How It Works: Why Your World, Work, and Brain Are Being Creatively Disrupted" is confirmation bias. Nick says things I agree with, and therefore I'm likely to approve both of his arguments and the way in which he makes them.
September 20, 2010 - 12:00pm
Not-for-profit higher education faces numerous and serious challenges in contemporary global society: international competition in its “marketplace;” reduced government support for expanded access; quality education for both younger and older generations of learners; the growth of for-profit companies, institutes and programs encroaching on its traditional sphere; and, most important, low morale and a corresponding lack of commitment to its particular missions: to teach, research and to improve society through education, its processes as well as its creative works and discoveries.
September 19, 2010 - 10:02pm
Maybe it’s the time of year, but I’ve received several variations on the same question recently: when a student doesn’t get into a Nursing program, what should s/he do next?It’s a great question, but the answers aren’t easy.
September 19, 2010 - 9:30pm
Kentucky, USA. Lee Skallerup Me: Why are going to talk about reading in this writing class? Why is reading important?Student: Because reading makes you a better writer.
September 19, 2010 - 9:00pm
What are you ideas about the importance and future of campus media management? How is your campus managing all the media that is being created by lecture capture, student video projects, the digitization of curricular videos, and the uploading of clips into your course management system?Do you have a platform that allows for the upload, transcoding, tagging, searching, streaming, and embedding of curricular media?

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