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February 19, 2012
I'm a Bad Female Academic for daring to aspire to earn what I am worth and hopefully reform higher education at the same time.
February 19, 2012
My word of the year was going to be “joy” but after a month of reflection, what I really want to focus on is building momentum. How do I build momentum while not changing my job, my location, or returning to school?
February 19, 2012
Observers note that there is increased scrutiny of foreign academic initiatives in China. There has been some dissatisfaction with unfulfilled promises and poor quality by some foreign providers. Municipal and provincial authorities, often enthusiastically luring foreign institutions, sometimes turn a blind eye to issues of quality, and it is possible that corrupt practices might be involved. 
February 19, 2012
Drones.  Both of my boys are inveterate video game players, so I am long familiar with them.  When Nikko was 10, we gave him a hover craft.  Over all of these years, it is still my favorite gift to him.  As the Air Force began to deploy them in our Middle Eastern conflicts, I had a reaction that was ill-formed but instinctive.  I was relieved for U.S. lives saved and yet wary about something spookily inhuman.  The philosopher Peter W.
February 19, 2012
At last week’s breakfast meeting with all the department chairs and deans, I talked about the enrollment situation for this semester and this year. A substantial increase in the freshmen class, strong quality indicators, and some of the best retention numbers in our history make for a very positive picture. And a Presidential Debate on our campus next fall, further helps enhance the forecast for next year’s entering class.
February 19, 2012
The controversy about Hugo Schwyzer has raised a more general question: Is there a place for men (not just Schwyzer himself, but any men, no matter how enlightened and sympathetic) in women's studies courses?
February 19, 2012
What’s New at UVenus: ●  UVenus was mentioned in 109 Low, The Newsletter of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at Columbia University, with a link to Anamaria Dutceac’s recent post. What’s New With Our Writers:
February 18, 2012
A look at the 2012 Horizon Report and some thoughts about how the metaphor of "the horizon" -- always moving beyond reach -- works so well for ed-tech.
February 16, 2012
I’m told that community colleges will lose the option to admit students on an “ability to benefit” basis as of July 1.
February 16, 2012
How much of a role do I play in my students' success?



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