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?
By Peter Fenner, PhD Because higher education serves multiple purposes for multiple audiences through multiple models of delivery, its successes and failures should be measured by each particular institution’s mission and goals. Even while U.S. higher education must be a business to survive, it also must retain its ethical core, purpose, and goals. So, individual […]
Never before have campuses been asked to deal with such a diverse and sometimes challenged influx. Several factors create this challenge; including the growth in enrollment of students who represent the first generation to have had continuous medical and medication management throughout their lives.
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 […]
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 colleges are facing accreditation problems. It’s a burgeoning and critical new issue in higher education—accreditation—and the accreditation process.
Do the principles of shared governance give me a right to comment upon the number of sabbaticals granted or is this an institutional prerogative?
If necessity is the mother of invention, then it is time to pay a visit to her cousin, replication – replication, as in borrowing from successful institutional playbooks in generating more charitable donations from individuals and families. Excerpt from “Margins & Missions … not Moonshots: Pathways to Better U.S. Higher Education,“ by James L. Mahon, […]
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…
Education in the future is that it is not so much about high tech as it is about high touch. It is a world that sees education as the tool that unleashes our potential for great things and great people. Interview with