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Part III: A blog series by Dr. Susan Twombly

By Stefani Relles

The third in a six part series posts today. 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 Postsecondary Education. Mission Drift II: Stealing the […]

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Part II: A blog series by Dr. Susan Twombly

By Stefani Relles

21st Century Scolar welcomes guest blogger Dr. Susan Twombly. Today’s post is second in a series of six posts continuing this week. 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 […]

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Their Day in the Sun by Dr. Susan Twombly

By Stefani Relles

Beginning today, 21st Century Scholar proudly presents a series of posts by Dr. Susan Twombly. Dr. Twombly is Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Kansas. Their Day in the Sun by Susan Twombly We have lots of sun in the Midwest. It’s nice, especially when one moves here from […]

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Blog by Numbers: Community College Transfer

By Stefani Relles

We let the number’s do the talking in our Blog by Numbers series. This week: Community college transfer rates. 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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Transfer Mandates

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney Assume that 18 year old Ricardo goes to a community college, a Cal State, a UC, a private such as USC or La Verne, or a for-profit such as the University of Phoenix.  Assume also that he takes a non-remedial class that is the introductory English course the institution offers.  And to […]

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Innovation and the Academic Paradox

By Randy Clemens

by Randy Clemens Firm A, after 25 years competing, is an established industry leader. Some in the company think leadership, at one time pioneering, operates  too conservatively. The company, however, has perfected its widget, giving customers sound, predictable products. Firm B is a start-up. Two Ph.D. students liked Firm A’s widget, but also thought technology could […]

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Higher Education? – Indeed

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney Andrew Hacker has been writing about poverty for as long as I have been in the academy.  His writing is elegant, thoughtful, and provocative.  His work in the New York Review of Books is the sort of article I turn to first when I open the Review.  I approached his book, Higher […]

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First Fridays with Mark DeFusco: November

By Stefani Relles

On the first Friday of each month, we’re joined by guest scholar, Mark DeFusco. Want to know more about Mark? For a PBS Frontline interview, click here. First Friday – Revisited by Dr. Mark DeFusco First Fridays used to hold particular significance to me growing up.   My parents, offspring of immigrants, took great pride in enrolling […]

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Appointing Professors

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney I have two regrettable worries here, both signs of the current times, and both likely to decrease the quality of academic life.  Both stories revolve around academic appointments. Case #1: Who appoints professors? Ultimately, the Board and President do, just as they are responsible for everything else at the institution.  But it […]

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PC University!

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney Many years ago a friend came over to my house shaking his head about his parenting skills.  His 5 year old son had been hitting his four year old sister.  In turn, my friend had spanked his son as a way to teach him not to hit his sister.  “Somehow I think […]

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