Open Access Forum

Tonight’s class was a little different than usual. Instead of sitting around tables in our open lecture space, we entered the room and it was set up for a special forum & discussion. It’s Open Data Week (April 10-14) here at Virginia Tech and this was just one of many … Continue Reading →

Academic Duty

We are finishing up the Roles and Responsibilities of Faculty module this week.  This course topic has been presented to us in the form of 4 questions. What is academic freedom? What is academic duty? What are the roles and responsibilities of faculty? How can higher education build community and … Continue Reading →

Mission Statement

This blogging exercise is to share mission statements from two institutions of higher learning. The first example comes from my Alma Mater, Mississippi State University (MSU), a land-grant institution located in Northwest Mississippi’s Golden Triangle, in a city called Starkville. I went to MSU for both my bachelor’s and master’s … Continue Reading →