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"It's Your Job, Not Your Life" AMEN

“Your faculty position is your job, not your life.”

I agree with Kerry Ann Rockquemore’s recent article in Inside Higher Ed which you can read  394 more words

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Always a sleazy business

College basketball can be entertaining on TV and profitable for schools that play it at a high level. It provides opportunity for players, walk-on or scholarshipped. 281 more words


'Higher Education's Dirty Little Secret'

Higher education is at risk for being removed from its very foundation. Among the reasons behind why it’s being redefined is market-driven concepts such as athletics, in addition to students more and more often needing to work through college. 362 more words

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Mount Saint Mary's

I don’t even know what to say about this, other than to wonder about the motivations of the board of trustees and that I’m fairly certain that Newman has “caused considerable damage” to the University through the creation of this climate of fear. 84 more words

Memoirs Of A SLACer

The Limits of Open

Coursera’s decision to charge learners in some massive open online courses up front — viewed by some as inevitable — has critics asking if the MOOC provider is diverging from its mission of universal access.

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MOOCs In The News

The 2016 Inside Higher Ed Survey of Chief Academic Officers

By Scott Jaschik

At a time of intense pressure on academic leaders, provosts are worried about the future of liberal arts education — not just at liberal arts colleges, but at all institutions that provide general education to students. 298 more words

MOOCs In The News