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Dear College Professor: On Your Incoming Students

PALS is thrilled to have a guest post by Clay Zuba, a teacher at Xavier College Preparatory High School in Phoenix, Arizona. Zuba writes about his prior experience in the college-level classroom and asks higher education professionals to consider how to best serve the level and teaching needs of incoming students. 1,685 more words

Course Planning

B&D 3-5: The Structural Frame

This is my wheelhouse.  Give me all the numbers, analysis, systems, structures, processes, procedures…

According to the leadership assessment conducted in the first class session and my own experience, I know the structural frame is the frame that I operate most comfortably in and allows me to thrive.  1,523 more words

Higher Ed

#HEdigID Chat No. 4: Digital Opportunities & Networked Challenges

So… as I said in my early post this week, being a higher ed professional online is complicated:

With the shift and scale of a number of social networks and online platforms, I’m not so sure everyone needs to be everywhere online. 715 more words



Vocational schools, colleges and universities are slowly transforming into coaching institutions, whereas the actual learning and knowledge transfer is more and more taking place within internship companies, or at the job. 276 more words


At its core, saying no is actually saying yes to something else. Sometimes it’s saying no to let what needs to fall away, fall away. Sometimes it’s saying no to imagine something different or to build toward something new.

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Higher Education

Betsy DeVos: Just Another Mother Teresa

Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to Ave Maria University’s 2018 Spring Commencement

As I prepared to be with you today, I reflected on my own graduation from a small Christian college in my favorite corner of the Midwest.

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Betsy Devos

B&D: Chapters 1, 2, & 15

In laying out the premise for the book, Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership, Bolman and Deal (2017) established their four frames (human resources, structural, political, and symbolic) and also indicated two other important issues of leadership: asking the “right” questions and the importance of failure.  919 more words