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December, 2010  // Posts published in December, 2010

21 Dec Posted by in Observations | Comments Off

Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings

Two aspects of the upcoming break strike me as particularly interesting. One is a regular visitor: the desirability, for all of us, of getting some time off and a real change of focus. For me, with lots of kids and grandkids coming, there will be a real reorientation, and I hope that something similar is […]

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13 Dec Posted by in Academics, Business | Comments Off

Hi-Tech Hi-Touch

Hi-Tech Hi-Touch

There’s an intriguing dilemma as we think about next steps in higher education, that is too rarely recognized in planning documents (partly because it risks being too complicated). We all know that students today are more tech-savvy than ever, and their expectations about technology infrastructure mount apace. Educational planners, for their part, eagerly point to […]

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08 Dec Posted by in Business | Comments Off

Bonus Budget Blog

Bonus Budget Blog

I think Virginia higher education faces an interesting dilemma over the next few months, in terms of policy and presentation. Might be good to get a word in early. The Commission on Higher Education is coming out strongly for new investment in Virginia’s colleges and universities, in return for more enrollment, a commitment to efficient […]

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06 Dec Posted by in Academics, Business | Comments Off

Faculty Facts

Faculty Facts

One of the tantalizing aspects of fairly regular blogging involves the topics I’d like to write about but can’t, for the sake of prudence. In this holiday season, I don’t think I’m risking real imprudence, but I’ll get a bit closer to the line than I sometimes do. The issue is Faculty Senates, particularly ours. […]

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