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March 8, 2011
Like Libby, I also was interested in Rosemarie’s Monday post about Role Models. I agree with both of these Mama, PhDs that our generation is in the unique position of being at the exciting beginning of the era redefining amazing opportunities that women (and their families) have in the workforce and in academia.
March 8, 2011
This post is written for three audiences:- People willing to pull apart, critique and improve upon the idea.- People who are smarter than I am who can actually program, develop and create.- People who are richer than I am, who can pay the programmers and developers to make this idea a reality.Call it an elevator pitch by blog post. All rights reserved.The Theory:
March 8, 2011
Do we need politicians with a serious academic background to increase the general quality of the public debates? Or, is academia (only) a source of symbolic power and influence for politicians and, in general, public figures, and a step in their career to top positions in the establishment?
March 7, 2011
Regular readers know that I'm consistently disappointed in the New York Times' coverage of higher ed, since it mostly boils down to Stanley Fish and Mark Taylor. But this week, just to be contrary, it decided to throw a curveball and publish something intelligent.
March 7, 2011
Courses are Apps, Colleges are Platforms. Courses are like Apps Because:
March 7, 2011
Student affairs professionals frequently use hashtags on Twitter to organize around specific topics and add context to their tweets. One of the most influential student affairs hashtags is the #SAchat tag. Numerous hashtags have emerged as a way for student affairs practitioners to create community, engage in networking, and as spaces for peer-to-peer conversations.
March 6, 2011
In a recent discussion with a very highly-placed political figure, I heard something disturbing. We were talking about the series of cuts that public higher ed has taken over the last few years, and why it seems like the legislature keeps coming back for more. He mentioned that he has had some candid discussions with legislators, and this is what they told him:
March 6, 2011
Yes.Ian Morris' Why the West Rules--for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future is perhaps the best argument for why we should keep investing in training PhDs and allocating resources to our institutions of higher learning.
March 6, 2011
I have friends who are well advanced in their (non-academic) careers—they are senior managers, higher-ups in government bureaucracies, established account and movie executives. They pay mortgages, have children, talk about their investments and have all the trappings of late 30-something, early 40-somethings that we generally associate with that population. They are grown-ups.Despite being in the same age cohort, however, I don’t feel like a grown-up, really. I feel more like a grown-up in waiting.

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