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July 20, 2010 - 8:51pm
I’d better start by explaining the fish.I hope in this space to explore the intersections of libraries and technology and the ways academic libraries contribute to teaching and learning, with the occasional shout-out to the open access movement as one of the ways we can sustain scholarship as a collaborative, evolving, and inclusive conversation. You might even find me preaching the gospel of liberation bibliography from time to time.
July 20, 2010 - 8:27pm
It was the kind of course you weren’t graded on, and it petered out as soon as the Academic year started.
July 20, 2010 - 8:14pm
--How come I did not know about Yale's Paul Bloom and was surprised to come across his beautiful book, How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like?--When am I going to find the time to watch his Introduction to Psychology Class on the Open Yale Courses site?
July 20, 2010 - 7:36pm
As David Moltz reported in these pages Tuesday, a number of campus sustainability officers have issued an open letter describing the characteristics they'd like to see in higher education sustainability surveys, rankings, and evaluations.
July 20, 2010 - 6:30pm
Two recent speeches by Ministers in the UK’s new (since May) coalition government have set out the government’s stall on higher education. The Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts (a Conservative), gave a speech on 10 June, and his boss, the Secretary of State, Vincent Cable (a Liberal Democrat) gave one on 15 July.
July 20, 2010 - 6:13pm
How can we map out and make sense of the changing nature of research collaboration at a global scale? This is an issue many people and institutions are grappling with, with no easy solutions.As noted in several previous GlobalHigherEd entries:
July 19, 2010 - 9:52pm
Although it doesn’t happen as often now as it once did, we do still occasionally hire full-time, tenure-track faculty. And when we do, we have a pretty well established search process.But some parts of the process are as much art as science. One of those is picking the members of the search committee in the first place.
July 19, 2010 - 9:47pm
It's Day 19 and my paperless experiment is actually going pretty well. The iPad actually works as a pretty good substitute for printing out all those PDF's I used to lug around. Some problems I'm still running into:
July 19, 2010 - 7:57pm
About once a week I take down the biggest mixing bowl I have and start pouring, dropping, and even occasionally measuring things into it. A carton of oatmeal; a bag of whole raw almonds; a couple of handfuls each of pumpkin and sunflower seeds; wheat germ, flaxseed meal, and/or sesame seeds, if I have them. I stir them around, then add spices (cinnamon and ginger, a little salt), oil, and sweeteners — lately, equal parts honey and agave syrup. Stir it up, spread it in two rimmed baking sheets, and put it in the oven.
July 19, 2010 - 5:41pm
Steve begins his second presentation with a primer for FERPA in the electronic age. He is the expert on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, so we are fortunate indeed. What are the principles? No disclosure, as a rule, of education records, notice if the institution does disclose (unless there is a legal exception, for example in the case of an act of terrorism), access to student to read and, if necessary, ability to change mistaken information (for example, the wrong grade).

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