Archive for January, 2017

Catholic identity and the university

What is the intent of the core curriculum and mission? Are we as an institution trying to create community, retain current Catholics, evangelize, or inform the pedagogy of our instruction? Scholars and other Catholic institutions have written and spoken about the different choices for religious institutions in the face of a changing attitude towards religion […]

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The Transfer Playbook: Essential Practices for Two- and Four-Year Colleges

The Transfer Playbook, a product of the Community College Research Center at Columbia University’s teacher’s College, is a practical guide to designing and implementing practices that will “help community college and four-year college partners realize the promise of the transfer process. The playbook is based on the practices of six sets of community colleges and […]

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Misplaced Priorities in College Sports

The Washington Post article, “Misplaced Priorities in College Sports,” describes the competition among colleges to outdo one another in building lavish athletic facilities and what the Post’s Editorial Board sees as a misplaced use of resources. The article takes institutions, including Clemson University and the University of Maryland, to task for ignoring the missions of their […]

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2016 Critical Issues in Higher Education Conference – SUNYCON 2016

The 2016 Critical Issues in Higher Education Conference (SUNYCON 2016) was held in New York City in October. The focus of this conference was “Degrees of Influence: The Forces Shaping the Future of Higher Education.” The Agenda for this conference can be found here: https://www.suny.edu/sunycon/2016/agenda/ and features many of the topics we are discussing in […]

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College Ready or Student Ready?

There is a body of research that shows many students come out of high school not college ready to succeed or complete a college degree. Most of the research speaks to what high schools can do to prepare and there is little about what services higher education can provide such as pre-college counseling in high […]

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Educational Technology: NMC Horizon Report 2017 Higher Ed Edition

Released annually, the Horizon Report aims to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. The Horizon Report > Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). The report identifies key trends, challenges, and important developments in educational […]

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Great Jobs, Great Lives The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index Report

[HT Alison Sjovall for sending me the link to this report] According to a 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index Report, “Great Job, Great Lives,” the college that students attend does not determine their success in life. Rather, evidence from interviews with more than 30,000 U.S. graduates reveals that it is the different experiences that students have during […]

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Practicing Sustainability

In his Encyclical Letter Laudato Si, On Care for Our Common Home, Pope Francis challenges us to take better care of the Earth and all of its biodiversity to better serve all humanity. To that end there is a trend of many college campuses to reduce their carbon footprint, reduce emissions, and be more energy […]

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Climate for Learning and Students’ Openness to Diversity and Challenge: A Critical Role for Faculty

In the most recent issue of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, the article, “Climate for Learning and Students’ Openness to Diversity and Challenge: A Critical Role for Faculty” describes the process and results of a study on the relationship between openness to diversity and challenge and the learning climate of higher education institutions. […]

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Humanities Indicators

Summary of the Five Parts of the Humanities Indicators   The HI provide data on a diverse range of topics pertaining to the role of the humanities in the contemporary United States. These topics are organized into five major parts, to which additional indicators may be added as more data becomes available.   Part I. […]

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Source: http://library.providence.edu/fhertr/index.php/2017/01/