Higher Education Webinars
GenX Women in Higher Ed, Writing from Across the Globe
June 7, 2011 - 8:45pm
Usually, I avoid reading and writing about star books as much as possible. As in the case of various pop stars, general and particular opinions are inevitably influenced by the ‘pros’ and ‘cons’ aired in the media, the result of ingenious PR campaigns aimed to sell. ‘Successful’ books are often evaluated in terms of sales reports and although I could appreciate a smart communication strategy aimed to increase the income of both the publisher’s house and the author, I prefer to keep myself away from the trends.
June 6, 2011 - 10:15am
What makes for a successful collaboration with a corporate partner? Although academic institutions are historically risk-averse, more and more universities are searching for ways to officially partner with private corporations both locally and globally. Last week’s sessions at the NAFSA11 conference for international education were filled with references to the growth of these partnerships.
June 3, 2011 - 9:00am
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of attending Vice-Chancellor Nigel Thrift’s presentation: Taking Global Research Cooperation to a New Level. Thrift’s talk was provocative and engaging. Rather than try to summarize it here, I’ll share some of the pieces that are more relevant for University of Venus readers:
June 2, 2011 - 8:15pm
From the archives for #NAFSA11 I started my first professional teaching job at the age of 22. I taught English as a Second Language at a private language school. I was armed with a Master’s degree, a three-month teaching practicum, and some informal teaching experience. In other words, I was completely unprepared.
June 1, 2011 - 2:31pm
Internationalization is about changing culture. The best higher ed internationalization strategy in the world is doomed to fail if it doesn’t include a comprehensive plan for changing the culture of your institution. Rather than ignore prejudice and outdated attitudes towards other countries, international students, and global scholars; institutions have to build cultural change into their strategy. Too often, an institution’s internationalization strategy is developed at the most senior executive levels and implemented haphazardly and irregularly on campus.
June 1, 2011 - 4:15am
I’ll be blogging from #NAFSA11 in Vancouver, Canada for the next couple of days. This year’s Annual NAFSA Conference brings together over 8,000 international educators from countries around the world.
May 30, 2011 - 9:46pm
Some of our stories are funny, others are sad, and some are terrifying. What is the most outrageous experience that you've had with a student or faculty member?
May 26, 2011 - 9:45pm
A short while ago, I had the pleasure and privilege of taking part in an online discussion about women’s leadership in higher education hosted by The
May 25, 2011 - 9:45pm
I’d like to warn our dear readers: This piece is likely to be a somewhat dark one.
May 24, 2011 - 8:30pm
The title of my honours thesis was “Religiosity and Neuroticism’s Effects on Death Anxiety.” Really? I suppose there isn’t any uncertainty surrounding the topic of my examination, but still…it lacks…poetry. My final paper for my course this past Winter? ““You're totally lesbi-gay” and Other Sexual Dynamics in Teen Horror Films.” Now that’s a line that will grab some attention.
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