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Monthly Archives: October 2011
Here are a couple of links I thought were relevant: Carrying guns on campus, still going strong as nationwide campaign: http://chronicle.com/article/Campaign-for-Right-to-Carry/129312/ UT system to review faculty and staff salaries: http://www.utcecho.com/news/ut-system-evaluates-employee-earnings-1.2644676 Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share … Continue reading
The NAPA consultant is on campus today and I was able to meet with him as part of the Chancellor’s staff. As I understand it, this visit is linked to the upcoming survey and ultimately the overall strategic plan the … Continue reading
Dr. Joe DiPietro was on campus today and will be attending the opening of UTM’s new center in Jackson scheduled for 3 pm. He affirms UTM as important every time he is here, which is nice; although it is difficult … Continue reading
More of those arguing for a corporate model of public higher education met recently in Dallas and concluded, not surprisingly, that efficiency is the watchword going forward; saying even the elite schools must become more accessible. The conference was organized … Continue reading
I hope everyone who attended homecoming and Quad City today enjoyed it. I am in Chicago, preparing to run the Marathon in the morning. I hope this starts a new tradition for the FS president, running at least one marathon … Continue reading
Yesterday was the deadline for FS-officer nominations to be submitted, which means Robert Nanney now has a list of people from among whom the next VP and Secretary will be selected. Here are what I believe to be some of … Continue reading
For years I have, in my classes, used SAS (Statistical Analysis Systems) in Cary, NC; as a good example of a company that truly gets it, that is, they appear to know how to take care of both their employees … Continue reading
If I pay you a flat amount per season to grow fruit and vegetables and deliver them to me (the model used by Community Supported Agriculture or CSAs) and the weather, blight or pestilence wipes out your produce, I do … Continue reading
India Lane, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Student Success with the UT System provided me with these numbers of the percentage of money UTM and the other two UT campuses spend on instruction as a percentage of total … Continue reading
This opinion piece from the NY Times gets at what I have been discussing prominently in these posts. It takes the case of Stanford University, which is now involved in competing ventures, one of setting up a NYC-physical campus to … Continue reading