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Monthly Archives: November 2011
Unemployment is high now, even among those with a four-year college degree, however; it is good to see the prognosis continues to be good for future graduates, better than the prognosis for non-graduates, according to this chronicle article found today … Continue reading
You may recall a few months ago, to avert a government shutdown, the US Congress put together a super committee to look into budget cuts (and possible new sources of revenue, as if)… to help us avoid the credit-rating problem … Continue reading
Does anyone know if the Higher Education Sustainability Act, mentioned here: http://www.fundee.org/campaigns/usp/ …was ever signed in to law? I see evidence that congress passed it in 2008, but none that either Bush or Obama have signed it. The economy tanked … Continue reading
It is always nice to see that our soldiers are respected for their contribution, even by those of us who totally disagree with violence as a means of resolving conflict. In fact, my appreciation for them only grows every time … Continue reading
A while back I sat down and made a list of what I call, Enemies of Excellence. It is my goal, at some point, to discuss each of the obstacles at some length. I thought they might be of interest. … Continue reading
Students at public two- and four-year institutions of higher education have come to expect annual tuition increases and 2012-13 will apparently be no different. The hikes will be up to 10%, depending on where you are matriculating. However, for the … Continue reading
In this article (link below) by Steve Kolowich, the author asserts: “…the number of students taking at least one online course grew substantially for the ninth straight year,… However, belief among academic deans and faculty that the quality of online … Continue reading
I would be curious to hear of creative ways you have found to increase the likelihood students will engage in critical reasoning in your classes. Here is one I have used. I let the student choose his or her topic … Continue reading
Here is some preliminary data from the UT Compensation and Benefits Assessment: Faculty salary percentage of the market median: • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga: 94 percent • University of Tennessee Health Science Center: 87 percent • University of Tennessee … Continue reading