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A provost examines the world on campus and in higher ed.

February 15, 2015 - 4:35pm
Monday, for the first time since spring semester began, we were able to hold evening classes. For the prior two weeks, snow led to the canceling of classes.
February 1, 2015 - 3:24pm
The university was closed last Tuesday as the cleanup began after a major snow storm. With an extra day and a half at home, I have been doing the things you do when you have extra time.
January 18, 2015 - 7:10pm
There is no question that the credentials required for more and more job opportunities include more and more education. Opportunities that in the past required a high school education now require a college degree.
January 4, 2015 - 2:00pm
I am a tremendous supporter of international students studying on our campuses. When these students ultimately return to their home countries they foster greater international understanding.
December 7, 2014 - 3:37pm
As an economist, I always pay attention to Black Friday or day after Thanksgiving sales.
November 23, 2014 - 3:01pm
The accreditation process has gotten substantially better over time by being much more focused on the outcome measures.
November 9, 2014 - 2:08pm
An article from the Orlando Sentinel noted that University of Central Florida students were protesting a Florida law that students who “take at least 10 percent more credits than required for their degree will pay double for the extra classes.”
October 26, 2014 - 1:36pm
I recently attended the latest Broadway revival of On The Town.
October 12, 2014 - 3:12pm
I was dusting my laminated diplomas a few days ago and was reminded that neither my bachelor’s degree nor my Ph.D. has a major listed on it.
September 28, 2014 - 5:30pm
There are always issues with bureaucracies, whether in education, in health care, or in any field you can think of.  We always strive to do better, but there are always problems.

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