The most important determinants of the long-run health of an institution are constitutional premises, transformational presidential leadership and periodic outside assessments. These applied, the institution will not only achieve momentary success but will also become an “Effective Institution in Perpetuity.”
More and more law schools are incorporating forms of experiential learning. These take primarily three forms (Katz, 2013): (1) simulation courses; (2) on-site clinics; and, (3) externship clinics.
The model that has dominated law school pedagogy has been that of Christopher Langdell, which incorporates a quasi-scientific method. Students study appellate decisions and extract from these the rules, holdings and principles that they must then synthesize with other cases and apply to new sets of facts.
What are some of the issues and potential solutions concerning student safety in higher education, regardless of type and location of venue?
Question: Can you comment on an ideal balance among faculty ranks today, including part-timers or adjuncts? Can you broaden that to all professional delivery foci; hence, also the use of graduate assistants, fellows, and other assistants (teaching, research, institutional and community service, other)? Excerpt from “Margins and Missions… Not Moonshots: Pathways to Better U.S. Higher […]
To not only survive, but also flourish, libraries will adapt and find new roles. Realizing that resources are both finite and constrained, they will accept the necessity of ceasing activities that are not valued and embracing value-added activities that demonstrate return on investment in the library.
Do the principles of shared governance give me a right to comment upon the number of sabbaticals granted or is this an institutional prerogative?
“The hottest rings of Hell … are reserved for those who in times of great moral crisis do nothing.” Thus goes President Kennedy’s quote of Dante’s Inferno, and currently so goes much of higher education. How to Evaluate the Academic Enterprise The rule of metrics in providing a measure of effectiveness in higher education cannot be […]
Two major trends in higher education are on a collision course. One is the increasing number of students with disabilities, particularly autism, matriculating in the nation’s colleges and universities. The second is the rise of technology as a means of delivering curriculum content. Is the intersection of these trends a tremendous emerging opportunity or a disaster waiting to happen?
Reforms in healthcare were largely a result of effective change engineered throughout the 20th century. In addition, they served as the by-products of multiple evolving phenomena: Part 2 – Excerpt from “Margins & Missions … not Moonshots: Pathways to Better U.S. Higher Education,“ by Moritz M. Ziegler, M.D., Read Part 1. Provider-centered care was replaced by patient-centered […]
There is a requirement within the national security professional community for senior level officers to understand the application of military power to achieve national strategic objectives. To fulfill this requirement the United States and…
As a retired academic pediatric surgeon and as a member of the Board of Trustees of my alma mater, Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, I am vicariously reliving the challenges of the last 40 years in American healthcare, and particularly in academic medicine and surgery, as our Board charts a vision and its supportive strategies to deal with the evolving “perfect storm” facing higher education.