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August 30, 2010
There have been some interesting posts on this blog lately about gender, weight, and photoshop (see the posts by Aeron Haynie, two by Susan O’Doherty, and by Rosemarie
August 30, 2010
President Obama, speaking on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, made the point that the scope of the disaster -- as opposed to the incident itself -- was clearly man-made.
August 30, 2010
Hardly a day goes by in the United States without another report of malfeasance and exploitation by the for-profit education industry. ABC’s national television news featured a story about how the University of Phoenix, owned by the Apollo Group, one of the largest for-profit education corporations, misrepresents job possibilities to prospective students. A story in the New York Times on August 14, 2010 discussed in detail how repayment rates on government backed student loans in the for-profit sector are much lower than in the non-profit sector.
August 29, 2010
Requirement 1 - Copyright Clearance: The ability to clear copyrights and gain permissions for all course readings submitted to the provider. Content may include book chapters, journal articles, case studies, magazine and newspaper articles, and textbook chapters.
August 29, 2010
Most of our students are not on Twitter. In fact, most people are not on Twitter. Do these statements dissuade me from promoting the use of Twitter when I speak at conferences? Not at all. Twitter is an amazing communication and engagement tool. I am frequently on Twitter asking questions, sharing information, and networking with other higher education professionals. Web-based microblogging is an exceptionally powerful medium.
August 29, 2010
A student writes:I failed a class (obtained an F), and was planning to retake it based on the rules of the university. I did, and I received B. However, I was unaware that the retake policies changed (they changed after I entered the university my first semester). The retake policies changed to enable a person to drop a bad grade from a transcript and retake the class.
August 29, 2010
We are wrapping up the third summer session on campus. We have three summer sessions and we also have a very active and heavily enrolled day camp which helps utilize our facilities during a time when there are fewer students on campus. In addition to there being fewer students there are also fewer faculty, and summer classes which are typically held early in the day or in the evening tend to leave afternoons free of classes and also unfortunately free of faculty and students on campus.
August 29, 2010
Nicolle Merrill, writing from Portland, Oregon in the USA.In my job, my daily tasks revolve around creating an engaging online community for international higher education. At GlobalCampus, I work with an amazing team of former international students located across continents and time zones to bring international opportunities, such as university placements and scholarships, to future students worldwide.
August 29, 2010
“Clarissa” commented on last week’s post,
August 29, 2010
While I learned a lot from reading Jane Mayer's "Covert Operations" in The New Yorker, little of it shocked me. I'd known for some time about the Koch brothers, the leading financiers of libertarian thought, government- (particularly EPA-) bashing and -- more recently -- the unfocused anger (mostly, it seems, among older white folks) that calls itself the "Tea Party Movement".

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