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Blog by Numbers: Community College Transfer

By Stefani Relles

We let the numbers do the blogging in today’s installment of our “Blog by Numbers” series featuring community college transfer statistics. This data, from the California Postsecondary Education Commission, represents the number of all Fall transfer students from a California Community College to a California four-year public institution and private institution from 2004-08. This data, from the […]

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I did(n’t do) it (by) myself! – Higher education in the 21st century

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney A week or so ago I read a draft of a paper a mentee who is a sophomore is writing on the Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. I sent another email to a student who is at my alma mater – Tufts University  – to see how he’s doing and encourage […]

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Using universities to improve neighborhoods

By Randy Clemens

by Randy Clemens The University of Southern California is dedicated to its surrounding neighborhood. As mentioned in one of my previous blogs, the Neighborhood Academic Initiative is an outstanding enrichment program that improves academic outcomes for students in nearby middle and high schools. The Good Neighbors Campaign is another excellent program that raises funds to […]

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Best Book of the Year – Not

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney, Kris Renn, and Susan Twombly Last spring we thought the task would be relatively easy, almost fun. Bill announced on the blog that in December, the three of us would choose the best higher ed book of the year. The purpose was to be free of political considerations or lobbying and instead choose […]

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Thanksgiving

By Stefani Relles

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” – Frederick Koenig 21st Century Scholar wishes all our readers a peaceful holiday weekend. We will resume Monday with our regular blogging schedule.

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On Giving Thanks: The JFK Ultra-Marathon!

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney John F. Kennedy, channeling Teddy Roosevelt, started a series of ultra-marathons 50 years ago. Roosevelt believed any Marine should be able to run/walk 50 miles in 12 hours. Kennedy, desirous that the citizenry become more fit, challenged us to a series of “ultras.” Today, the lone JFK ultra-marathon that survives happens on […]

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A thanks-giving letter to my former students

By Randy Clemens

Dear Former Students, I have spent a little over five years–sometimes successfully but most times not–trying to make education better for you and others. That is a short time compared to the lifetime that you’ve spent in inadequate schools, I know. I recognized that early on. After breaking my ankle two weeks into my teaching […]

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On Silence

By Stefani Relles

21st Century Scholar thanks last week’s guest scholar, Susan Twombly, for her thoughtful six part blog series. Today, we offer something quiet. On Silence Be silent unless what you have to say is better than silence. Latin Proverb ………………………………

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Part VI: A blog series by Dr. Susan Twombly

By Stefani Relles

Today, 21st Century Scholar features the last installment in a six part blog series by guest scholar, Susan Twombly, professor and chair of the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Kansas. Her areas of research include community colleges, women in higher education and faculty. She is past-vice president of AERA Division J Postsecondary […]

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Part V: A blog series by Dr. Susan Twombly

By Stefani Relles

The fifth in a six part blog series posts today at 21st Century Scholar. Guest scholar, Susan Twombly is professor and chair of the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Kansas. Her areas of research include community colleges, women in higher education and faculty. She is past-vice president of AERA Division J […]

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