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What's New 9 July 2011
July 10, 2011 - 5:45am

What’s New at University of Venus - Week Ending 9 July 2011

Our writers:

● Lee Skallerup Bessette will be an Early College Mentor for area high school teachers offering college-level English courses. This is a pilot project and her role will be to support teachers and maintain academic rigour. She is hoping to use social media tools to create a community for the educators involved and encourage them to do the same in their classrooms.

● Mary Churchill’s article Beyond theCompany ManModel: Rethinking Academic Administration for WorkLife Balance was featured in the From Where I Sit column in the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) On Campus With Women spring newsletter (Vol 40 No 1) -- a special issue on Gender and Higher Education Leadership.

● Rosalie Arcala Hall has been elected to a 3-year term to the Asian Public Intellectual (API) Regional Committee as Philippine representative. The API program has been awarding individual research fellowships grants to 5 countries in Asia since 2001. The Regional Committee develops policies and post-fellowship programs for the 350+ API fellows. Previously, she was the leader of the Philippine working group for the API Regional Project on Human Ecological Balance.

Around the web:

● Janni Aragon Summer courses post-mortem and working in short bursts.

● Lee Skallerup Bessette on reflecting about those things that are unmeasurable in education and why people never question her 13 “wastedyears swimming (versus her PhD in Comparative Literature).

● Melonie Fullick posted a higher education news round-up at her blog, Speculative Diction. She recently wrote two guests posts about using Prezi, (here, and here) for Jo VanEverys blog.

● Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe on celebrating America’s True Colors.


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