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Technology And The Future(s) Of The University

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Career College Central summary:

Introducing innovation in education is easier when the institution is new. Founders can construct their programs however they want to imagine them. That's not so easy to accomplish, however, when the school has been around for decades or even centuries. Faculty and staff practices and processes tend to get entrenched, and introducing …

Learning How To Teach

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Amid the various influences that massive open online courses have had on higher education in their short life so far — the topic of a daylong conference here Monday — this may be among the more unexpected: The courses may be prompting some faculty to pay more attention to their teaching styles …

Affirmative Action, Innovation And The Financial Future: A Survey Of Presidents

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With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to rule (again) on the constitutionality of considering race in college admissions, higher education leaders have been in virtual lockstep — through legal briefs filed by scores of groups and associations, newspaper op-eds by individual presidents, and the like — in asserting that curtailing affirmative action would hurt the …

The MOOC-Averse Technology U.

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While other universities move quickly to offer courses online for free, Carnegie Mellon University is instead starting for-profit efforts designed to capture segments of the education market.

Provost Mark Kamlet said the university is looking for a "financially sustainable" way to expand its reach. So far, that means a handful of spinoffs with a variety of …

Leadership Quote

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Translate: virtually everything that applies at work, applies at home. Relationships are relationships and a good mentor helps the mentee improve their PERSONAL relationships and effectiveness, not just professional.

Leadership Quote

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Serve, serve serve. It’s no wonder most great leaders were once waiters or caddies.

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