I’m excited to be part of a team of folks here at Virginia Tech thinking and talking about Connected Courses (connectedcourses.net)! For now my blog is looking a little rough but I will get it updated sometime soon. I’m looking forward to it!
In the wee hours after the eve of depart...
Less than 3 hours before my flights leaves Barcelona and I feel like I’ve already experienced enough emotions and reflection-inducing experiences to make this the solid start of quite the adventure. I’ll try to give you the in-a-nutshell version which as a write will probably turn into longer than you want… We left Blacksburg much […]
Being Faculty Statement
Please find my “Being Faculty Statement” below! I encourage comments, questions, or suggestions! —— I believe that the ultimate aim of education is to empower individuals to discover, develop, and voice their own personal story, strengths, and skills through experience and inquiry with others. With that broad aspirational framing of education, the institution of higher […]
Remembering Community in Higher Ed
Given the prompt – “What is one thing that you would like to see change in higher ed for the better?” the first thing that came to mind and that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about deals with the concept of community. Community – I usually think about community as having two related […]
Open Access Questions…
I unfortunately wasn’t able to hear the talk on Thursday and am looking forward to it being posted online. So, as I browsed some blogs and did some basic research beyond the PhD comics video, I’m still struggling to really frame what questions I have about Open Access. I generally understand it I think… and […]
Thinking about Higher Ed jobs…
Hi friends of PFP13F! This article made me think of all of you especially since salary has been one of the elements we have been discussing as different across different cultures and institutions… http://chronicle.com/blognetwork/tenuredradical/2013/10/at-st-marys-college-a-salary-system-to-match-its-mission/ What do you think about the ratio’s suggested in the article? How would you react as a student or a faculty […]
Thanks to the first half of internationa...
Just want to give a quick shoutout to the wonderful international colleagues today who spoke of their experiences with education in home countries! I appreciated hearing the stories and learning about some of the key similarities and differences… I just found it fascinating! Thanks! I would love to hear any of your opinions (domestic or […]
I think I could say a lot about our session last week “Communicating Science”… about what stories I am drawn to, about what others seemed drawn to, about spontaneity, presence, directness, and connection. About considering our research “in context” – of our own stories, of others, of the world in which we live and how […]
Ethics in Research and Academia
Like everyone else in PFP13F, I’ve been browsing some of the research misconduct cases listed here (http://ori.dhhs.gov/case_summary). I actually pulled up a number 10-15 and read the brief summaries because I was searching for one that seemed to be in my field. My random clicking on names didn’t find one… but what I did notice […]
Higher Ed Ramblings
A few things that have been rolling around in my head that I haven’t had a chance to blog about yet re: Higher Ed and our GRAD class. 1) I mentioned in class an article about “Higher Ed: Inefficient by design” and I have searched and searched and can’t find it! So… totally anticlimactic… but, […]