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Monthly Archives: October 2011
The governor is here for the actual board meeting which is getting started a few minutes late due to a photo op for the trustees; in fact he just walked by me on his way to the front of the … Continue reading
I arrived six minutes late to the meeting because 30 minutes before it was to start, I received a text in my hotel room saying the meeting would be starting 15 minutes early. The first thing I heard they were … Continue reading
The Board of Trustees, of which the faculty-senate presidents are ex-officio members, meets tomorrow afternoon. In the morning I will meet with the Academic Affairs and Student Success Committee of the Trustees. If anything noteworthy happens, I will be sure … Continue reading
There is a new link on the UTM homepage that allows a prospective student to calculate his or her financial aid and estimate how much attending UTM will cost. This is a federally-mandated link for all public Universities. It appears … Continue reading
Student loan debt will soon pass the one trillion dollar mark and as a Professor at UTK says in his blog, it may well be that with higher education we are looking at the next big bubble. That may be … Continue reading
State Senator, Bill Ketron from Murfreesboro said Tennessee does not permit student IDs to be used as a voting ID because, he said, students were producing fake IDs so they could buy alcohol. The only problem with that argument is, … Continue reading
Gail Collins, NY Times columnist, discusses the already widely discussed book: Academically Adrift (repeatedly referring to one of the authors as Arun, rather than Arum; a mistake I suspect will be fairly quickly changed once a copy editor gets a … Continue reading
In the past eight days I have been to three conferences, the first of which was a smorgasbord of business-related topics, including my own presentation on what I believe to be the future of global leadership research (which ended … Continue reading
I learned just today at a service-learning conference, that for 2012, SACS, the accrediting body for all schools in the south; will have language promoting service learning as a desirable pedagogical approach. I have not seen the actual wording yet, … Continue reading
Fall break is here. I hope it is enjoyable or productive, or both; for you. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Print for later Tell a friend