Higher Education

Geeks and Non-Geeks: From Contraxioms to Collaboration in Higher Education

Written by Paul Glen and Maria McManus, and published by Educause. Information technology is disrupting colleges and universities, forcing them to reevaluate their missions, methods, and business models. Everyone knows this. Even that bowtie-wearing emeritus professor who stubbornly clings to his IBM Selectric typewriter understands that the institution must adapt or die. Of course, no… Read more »

Higher Education

Will You Revamp Your Course This Summer?

Grades are posted. Gowns will be donned. Tassels will be flipped and faculty will move from teaching to summer projects. Fall 2013 is far away at this point, but summer is the perfect time to utilize academic support staff on twelve month contracts. Need help creating blended learning modules? In search of support for using… Read more »

Higher Education

Supporting Faculty through Their Career Lifecycle

Over the weekend, I met Dr. Adrienne E. Christiansen and learned about the Jan Serie Center for Teaching and Scholarship at Macalester College. Dr. Christiansen is the center’s director and spoke with colleagues from the Associated Colleges of the South. What piqued my interest was the approach to support faculty throughout their careers, instead of just… Read more »

Higher Education

Hire Education: Fiscal Fallout for the Humanities

Jon Marcus spoke about the SHEF Report on Here and Now. He raised the question of education for the public good versus the private good and where we, in the United States, are with that question. Marcus’ other piece, in the Hechinger Report and Time, focuses on the defunding / devaluation of humanities. Two quotes… Read more »

Higher Education

Understanding AltAc

My blog post “Alt-Ac: Breathing Life into Libraries or Eroding the Profession?” made me realize I didn’t fully understand what those who self-identify as alternative academics mean when they use the term AltAc. So, I turned to Twitter and began asking questions. Based on the conversation, I guess I’m an alternative academic, though I’ve never… Read more »