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January 4, 2012
I’m working on the executive summary for an annual report on a major grant.  Much of the report involves importing budget numbers from wherever, and I have help with that, but the summary part is my own. Which means I have to write in the office.
January 4, 2012
Today was my first day back at work after a 10-day holiday which was a whirlwind of trips up and down the east coast. We arrived home late, exhausted. In early January the campus is eerily quiet. The coffee shop is closed and so are most of the cafeterias. Still, there was plenty of work waiting.
January 4, 2012
For-profit higher ed evangelists, agnostics, and critics should all read Change.edu. If you are inclined to see for-profit higher ed as a positive force for innovation in post-secondary education (as I am), then you will find much to like in Rosen's argument for the place of proprietary institutions in the higher ed ecosystem.
January 4, 2012
The end of 2011 was a mad, crazy flurry in our household. Between the season’s added extras: visits from family and friends, shopping for gifts, driving kids around, a science fair experiment (etc) and finishing some high priority work items over the holidays we did manage to catch up on some tasks (and sleep!) postponed through much of the fall.  Still, a lot still remains to be done.
January 3, 2012
I’m wondering if there are other productive ways of using January.
January 3, 2012
I'm not innocent, naive, or in need of protection. Why does that mean I also need to be cynical and pessimistic? 
January 3, 2012
Joshua Kim raised an interesting question on Tuesday. In just an hour, he was able to get a whole bunch of books and chose among formats for preference and price. The fact that Amazon makes it insanely easy to buy books – but makes it difficult or impossible to share them (thanks in large part to publishers) leads him wonder about the dominance of Amazon and the impact on libraries. If Amazon is able to instantly satisfy those who can afford to buy all of their books, will those happy shoppers opt out of supporting libraries? Are libraries, crippled by publisher restrictions, becoming unattractive options by design?
January 3, 2012
Sakai: Free as in Freedom (Alpha) by Chuck Severance comes at a particularly interesting time in evolution of the LMS ecosystem.
January 3, 2012
In starting this new year, I've decided to hijack my blog and create a series of posts about the Student Affairs job search. While the job search for Student Affairs professionals does require a certain amount of technology, these posts will focus more on the process of searching.
January 3, 2012
The New Year, like the calendar, is an arbitrary measure but it works nonetheless as a time for both reflection and forward thinking. As of this year, three issues have caught my attention.  This week I will report on all three, one at a time.  In comments, can you guess the other two on my mind?  Or how about yours?

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