Students focus too much on grades to the detriment of learning (essay) One of my engineering students came to see me recently asking to drop a class late.
Stress management can help more students succeed in college (essay) I’ve spent a decade teaching college success strategies to mostly nontraditional first-year students.
At times, I would stare at my course roster, hoping that an answer to the success riddle would appear. “Why do you leave?” I’d ask. The Variables Governing the ‘Rise and Fall of Nations’ The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of Change in the Post-Crisis World by Ruchir Sharma Published in June of 2016.
Defining students as nontraditional is inaccurate and damaging (essay) After spending 15 years in college and university administration, mainly at two-year colleges, and the past two years as a faculty member in a community college leadership doctoral program, I have become increasingly frustrated by the perpetuation of what I refer to as the myth of the nontraditional student.
All too frequently in my career, a graduating student has come to me to express appreciation for helping them to make it to that achievement, indicating that they did not think that they would be successful because they knew they “were not supposed to be in college.” They are the students our educational systems deem “nontraditional.” They are adults, they are part-time students, they have had jobs, some have had children, some have been caring for elderly parents. Basically, by not being aged 18 to 24 and a full-time student, these “nontraditional” students have entered college thinking they do not belong.
Can colleges truly teach critical-thinking skills? (essay) “The university seeks to foster in all its students lifelong habits of careful observation, critical thinking, creativity, moral reflection and articulate expression.” “… University fosters intellectual inquiry and critical thinking, preparing graduates who will serve as effective, ethical leaders and engaged citizens.”
“The college provides students with the knowledge, critical-thinking skills and creative experience they need to navigate in a complex global environment.” These are but a tiny sampling of the mission statements from higher education institutions around the country where critical thinking is a central focus.
Indeed, in many ways, critical thinking has become synonymous with higher education. Yet we have not found evidence that colleges or universities teach critical-thinking skills with any success. What Shall I Call Myself? “Negotiate salary, never titles” is the advice I give undergraduates.
Too often in my career working for nonprofit organizations, I have seen young women accept too little in salary while negotiating to be an “associate” rather than an “assistant.” Again and again, I tell students, as I previously told mentees, always ask for more in salary and negotiate more in the overall compensation package. Money matters. Why Higher Ed Must Resist the ‘Platform Revolution’ Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy--And How to Make Them Work for You by Sangeet Paul Choudary and Marshall W.
Van Alstyne. The Slippery Business of Plagiarism. Plagiarism is a widespread problem around the world.
It can take various forms — coping and pasting text without acknowledging its source, “recycling” or self-plagiarism (presenting the same paper several times as original), purchasing papers from an agency or a ghostwriter and submitting them as one’s own. With the benefit of new technologies, cheating is booming, such that some countries are describing a ‘plagiarism epidemic’. In the United Kingdom, for example, almost 50,000 university students were caught cheating from 2012 to 2015. Pennsylvania State U sees surge of interest in short, skills-based faculty development program. Pennsylvania State University is rethinking how it trains future faculty members after doctoral students flocked to a crash course in online teaching.
The university had hoped its free, noncredit certificate program, which launched in September, would attract about 30 students interested in developing their online teaching skills. Are You a Student of Higher Education? Are you a student of higher education?
The first colleague that I heard refer to themselves as a student of higher education was Dave Cormier. Not as an expert in higher education. Reflections After Class. In the Internet Law and Policy class I am currently teaching, this week we talked about consumer privacy. We began with an overview of the five areas of U.S. privacy law: Constitutional Privacy; Government Surveillance; Information Privacy; Privacy Torts; and Administrative Law Privacy (e.g.
Banking, Consumer Bureau and Federal Trade Commission). Last night in particular we talked about fair information practices (notice; ability to see and correct records; disclosure rules; administrative, technical and physical security). Q&A with author of new book on how parenting affects student outcomes. While doing fieldwork in 2004, Laura Hamilton, now an associate professor of sociology at the University of California at Merced, observed how parents interacted with their college-age daughters during and after move-in day. Some parents -- those fussing over the arrangements of their daughter’s bedroom or making phone calls to the university to figure out when, exactly, their child should expect the campus shuttle to arrive each morning -- became a regular presence on the residence hall floor throughout the year.
The 5 Places I Get Information. Take Your Teaching Online: the Micro-Lecture. Travis Grandy is a PhD student in Composition and Rhetoric at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. University Title Generator website pokes fun at administrative bloat. Rutgers Graduate School faculty takes a stand against Academic Analytics. The faculty of the Graduate School at Rutgers University in New Brunswick took a stand against Academic Analytics on Tuesday, resolving that administrators shouldn’t use proprietary information about faculty productivity in decisions about divvying up resources among departments, or those affecting the makeup of the faculty, graduate teaching assignments, fellowships and grant writing.
The Millennial Learners. 20 Ways Instructional Designers Are Ruining My Meetings. Memo to the Candidates. To: Presidential Candidates. Memo to the Candidates, Part II. Ken Burns uses Jefferson Lecture to defend the humanities and the role of narrative. The Day After Mother’s Day.