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Thursday is TechDay: Convergence is the mantra

By Stefani Relles

by Stefani Relles Historic changes in technology and the rapid growth in digital media and online communications are impacting nearly every aspect of our personal and professional lives (and arguably helping merge the two). Convergence is the mantra. If you haven’t seen “Did You Know,” it’s worth the five minutes of your time. The original […]

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Travels in Turkey: Part III by Bill Tierney

By Bill Tierney

21st Century Scholar’s primary contributor, Dr. William G. Tierney spent several weeks in Turkey recently. He blogs about his travel experience in a new series, aptly entitled, Travels in Turkey. Turkey and Headscarves by Bill Tierney The founder of modern Turkey was Ataturk.  The little I know of the man has impressed me a great […]

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The World Cup is a world affair; education is not quite.

By Randy Clemens

By Randy Clemens The bell rang. I shut the door and began taking attendance. It was a typical fall morning. Some students milled around in the corner, ostensibly getting their books and binders but really just socializing and waiting for me to say something. Others sat in their chairs diligently working on the warm-up or diligently distracting […]

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The Shame and Stain on USC: NCAA Sanctions

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney When I was in 5th or 6th grade, my best friend pulled me aside after Sister Mary Concepcion handed back the homework.  Somehow the answer key to the next day’s math mid-term had gotten stuck on the back of his homework.  He had the answers for tomorrow’s exam!  We agreed in a […]

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Thursday is TechDay

By Stefani Relles

by Stefani Relles I am not an indigenous resident of Acadame. I spent fifteen years “on the outside” before reentry last Fall as a Ph.D. student and research assistant working with Dr. Bill Tierney at the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis (CHEPA). When I finished my Master’s degree in 1994, there were no cell […]

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Creating and maintaining engaged faculty

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney I have always done a great deal of service for the academic profession and my university.  I sit on (and chair) committees, write reports, attend meetings, review articles, promotion and tenure dossiers, and a host of other activities that consume a great deal of my time.  I try not to whine very […]

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Immigration and Discrimination: Rethinking What We Think

By Randy Clemens

by Randy Clemens I recently completed a research project about undocumented immigrants. The project was a policy analysis of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. What did I find? After reading countless economic reports and news articles, I found that there is little neutral, trustworthy information available. For every report in which the […]

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Unmaking the public university and historical amnesia

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney Beware Professors of English!  They (mostly) know how to turn a phrase or sentence and construct beautiful prose.  Those English professors who are also novelists have frequently skewered the academy with absurdist portraits of academic life – or at least it’s not the academic life I’ve experienced.  Faculty are screwing one another […]

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Travels in Turkey: Part II by Bill Tierney

By Bill Tierney

Today we continue our series by 21st Century Scholar’s primary contributor, Dr. William G. Tierney, who blogs about his recent travel experience in a series, aptly entitled, Travels in Turkey. Turkey and Study Abroad by Bill Tierney We traveled for one month in Turkey with friends who have been living there off and on for […]

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Travels in Turkey: Part I by Bill Tierney

By Bill Tierney

21st Century Scholar’s primary contributor, Dr. William G. Tierney has spent the month of June in Turkey. He blogs about his travel experience in a new series, aptly entitled, Travels in Turkey. Globalization, Privatization and Turkey by Bill Tierney We are currently traveling in Turkey and I’ll have a lot to say when we return, […]

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