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Winner-take-all and the emphasis on competition

I came across an article in Nature recently titled, “Should we steer clear of the winnertakesall approach?“. The article is questioning the environment of scientific research and whether the environment in general, as well as individuals towards each other can be more kind. 901 more words


Higher Ed Heroes in Our Own Backyard

Though I lead a PreK-12 school, I spend a lot of time reading about higher education. Be it issues related to governance, economic sustainability, leadership or innovative programming, I see trends and developments on college and university campuses that offer parallels to my experience leading an independent school. 364 more words

We Teach Languages Episode 42: Choosing Critical Cultural Content over Grammar with Daniel Woolsey

In episode 42, Stacey interviews Daniel Woolsey, an associate professor of Spanish at a liberal arts college in Michigan, who teaches courses including fourth-semester Spanish and Hispanic linguistics. 350 more words

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Department of Education Defends Its Actions in GE Rule Lawsuit

The debate over the current and future Gainful Employment Rule continues in all three branches of the federal government: the administration, Congress and the federal courts. 1,108 more words

Higher Ed

This Week's Lesson: Put Pedagogy First #CCCwrite

For this week in the Reflective Writing Club, we have been ask to reflect on a professional mistake that helped us grow. I have never ended a semester where I didn’t have a list of what I wanted to tweak or add to my lesson plans for the next round of classes. 488 more words

Eradicating Transphobia on Campuses

Part III of my 3 part essay on Trans* Inclusion in Higher Ed.

You can read the entire article here:  Eradicating Transphobia on College Campuses… 8 more words


Kicking cans

It’s doom and gloom time kids! I want to talk a little about the state of higher education in the United States right now. I have to say, I’m a little worried. 1,198 more words