23 juillet 2017

A Patron’s Eye View

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Why do people with credit cards use payday lenders? Why do people with checking accounts use check-cashing stores. More...

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Pros and Cons of Pro-Rating

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. A biology professor at Youngstown State University turned down an overload class paid on a pro-rated basis, and for some reason, it made national news. I’m sure I’m not the only community college administrator scratching his head at that one. More...

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A Natural Experiment

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. In the 1960’s, community colleges were established at an average rate of one per week. Now, new ones are rare birds. So a story about the new one emerging in western Pennsylvania seems worth noticing. More...

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Ask the Administrator: Going Back to College

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. An adult reader emailed me a few days ago to ask for advice on how to go back to college. I’m thinking this might be one of those times when all of us are smarter than any of us, so I’m hoping my wise and worldly readers will chime in. More...

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Tech and Costs

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Fail State

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. On Wednesday, The Wife and I trekked to LaGuardia Community College to catch the premiere screening of the documentary Fail State, by Alex Shebanow. It’s about for-profit higher education and its human cost. More...

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Scholarships for Internships

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. The 80’s weren’t always known for great ideas. They brought us the mullet, Wang Chung, and a political turn against the very idea of the public sector. But they weren’t all bad. One idea they brought was scholarships to provide stipends for unpaid internships. More...

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The Sampler Platter

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. The guided pathways movement has made great headway in community colleges, and rightly so. It’s based on the notion that students don’t necessarily arrive knowing exactly what major to pick or how to get through it on time, so they need legible signs and advising to know what to take. More...

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When Stories Collide

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Sometimes a couple of news stories intersect in ways that suggest another story altogether. That happened this week with the collision of two bits of news. The first was that despite all the hand-wringing about the death of the humanities in higher education, humanities enrollments at community colleges have been rising steadily for decades. More...

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The Groupwork Dilemma

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. In search of fairness when only some group members do their share. More...

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