Author Archives: Jaser

In Praise of the Clash of Cultures

By Carlos Fraenkel (http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/02/in-praise-of-the-clash-of-cultures/?smid=fb-share). About 12 years ago, while studying Arabic in Cairo, I became friends with some Egyptian students. As we got to know each other better we also became concerned about each other’s way of life. They wanted … Continue reading Continue reading

Yes, I did it!

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The Future…..

… the chances are very good that … you have never taken a course in futures studies; never met a person who teaches it at the university level; teach or study on a campus where futures studies is not offered; … Continue reading Continue reading

One Thing I Would Change About Higher Education

Laura Apfelbeck | Senior Lecturer, University of Wisconsin, Manitowoc One thing I’d change about higher education? I’d love to see instructors embrace change. We live on the cusp of an entirely new way of researching, thinking, and knowing. Where once … Continue reading Continue reading

GTD for Academics

A Community Contribution by Aeon J. Skoble, PhD. (http://www.gtdtimes.com/2010/01/15/gtd-for-academics/) I know that David Allen is interested in seeing how people in different sorts of professions use GTD, so I offered to share my experiences applying the methodology in a world … Continue reading Continue reading

Mentoring in Higher Education

GOOD BOOK: Mentoring in Higher Education: Best Practicesfocuses on models of effective mentoring that can be used for staff development and also what administrators and faculty can do to work effectively with diverse student populations in order to promote high levels … Continue reading Continue reading

Mentoring In the Academy

Mentoring In the Academy
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Michelle Obama to address Virginia Tech grads

By Tonia Moxley Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., gave no indication Wednesday that he had been upstaged by the announcement that first lady Michelle Obama would join him in giving a commencement address at Virginia Tech on May 11. “Tech gets a … Continue reading Continue reading

Young students get new grading scale By PAMELA GOULD

Parents of early elementary students in Spotsylvania County shouldn’t be shocked next year when their children don’t make excellent or satisfactory progress. It’s not that the county school division predicts that years of staffing cuts will suddenly prompt a nose-dive … Continue reading Continue reading

Oklahoma educators give new school grading system poor marks at state hearing

Advocates and education officials went to the state Education Department on Monday to comment about the proposed grading system that would give all Oklahoma public schools an A through F grade. “Rural, urban and suburban schools are all different, yet … Continue reading Continue reading