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The Value of Tenure

Posted: 19/06/2018 by broadyesl in higher education, Uncategorized
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Read more about this topic in the publication Is Tenure Dying? Does It Matter? at https://www.forbes.com/sites/richardvedder/2018/05/03/is-tenure-dying-does-it-matter/#7fdd2675365f

What do you think?

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There is nothing wrong with a skillfully presented lecture now and then. However, the future of workplaces demands teamwork and collaborative skills. How does our higher ed training prepare student? Read more at https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/massive-study-finds-lectures-still-dominate-stem-fields/?utm_campaign=Faculty%20Focus&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=62662041&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_VIDsEcyHNgNcNxcjtAP5ZFkZ5N0BUArvBkl8_q-oouwX15t4csw68oGKQ-kzTX_60pBfYxqLDvsN7POx6EdqpSsJ7jhy1xNv7Mm2SvQZVtqdBIrM&_hsmi=62662041

Something higher education should ponder. Found at https://campustechnology.com/articles/2018/05/02/when-learning-analytics-violate-student-privacy.aspx

Will it be sufficiently disrupted so that it will be profoundly changed? REad more at https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/meltdown-why-our-higher-ed-tech-systems-fail-and-what-we-can-do-about?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=9d526560f3-DNU20180111&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-9d526560f3-223167133&mc_cid=9d526560f3&mc_eid=ed054a5cba

Excerpt:  The American Academy of Arts & Sciences formed a commission to recommend changes that would improve the quality of higher education and the lives of the students who seek it. The commission released its final report,“The Future of Undergraduate Education, The Future of America,” this week. It offers recommendations for improving educational quality, raising completion rates, reducing inequality, and making college more affordable.

This piece is an important reading for all Higher education decision-makers. Reblogged from https://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Higher-Education-Grows-More/241941

Moving away from lectures is not easy for many professors. What can they do to making classrooms more interactive? Find some ideas at https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/benefits-giving-students-choice-learn/?utm_campaign=Faculty%20Focus&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=58807397&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9fzY3HKxdsiDUAq6AL9I5arD1sfZqOBkVPyxLrTyM17WaVeltIH4o7z0oJaUdcVSwd5CgTfCOZJaTNfOGBnIKIgNw0pGor7K11dL5hzrohLoKAOSo&_hsmi=58807397

Read more on Flexibility Drives Digital Tool Usage at https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2017/12/students-want-laptops-flexible-digital-tools-classroom

Excerpt: As digital tools continue to infiltrate college campuses, students and educators alike should rejoice. McGraw-Hill Education’s 2017 Digital Study Trends Survey found that 60 percent of students indicated digital learning tools have at least slightly improved their grades and have been very or extremely helpful in their academic life. Overall, the students said that laptops — over things such as print materials and smartphones — are the devices they are most likely to use in class, for homework, and for exam prep. A whopping 86 percent labeled laptops as an important tool for studying while only 33 percent said the same about smartphones and tablets. The surveyed students indicated that laptops are particularly effective because of the ease in online search and communication, as well as the portability of the device and accessibility of the tools.