UPDATE Dec. 8th, 2014: Just finished the interview. It ran about 10-15 minutes, and we had a good conversation. It didn’t run as a live feed, so it should be available via iTunes and the LJN website by the end of January (after sound editing). Many thanks to Tim Muma and LJN radio for the opportunity. Yes, I’m going to be interviewed on Monday, December 8th at 4 p.m. EST for a podcast to be broadcast through the internet radio service of localjobnetwork.com. The found me through this blog, specifically the entry, “What Employers Say about College Graduates’ Job Preparedness,” and … Continue reading I’m Going to be Interviewed for a Podcast
The Chronicle of Higher Ed published just today another nightmare story about practices at a for-profit college: Corinthian. Fortunately, this one is on the verge of closing anyhow, but you need to take heed, because Corinthian College isn’t alone among … Continue reading What You Need To Know About For-Profit Colleges
I’m not interested here in “Remember 9-11” jingoism or patriotic speeches. I do want us to remember 9-11, of course. I want us to never forget what it must be like to be a bombing victim. I want us to … Continue reading Teaching on 9-11
Most of my posts about higher ed. are directed toward people who are planning to go to college. What about those on the fence? Should you go to college at all? The quick answer is, if you can do it … Continue reading Should you go to college at all?
This intelligent, accurate, and clear description of how college classes actually run and what purposes they actually serve has no place in US discourse about higher ed. What we need instead are seven more businessmen who have never spent a day in the classroom pontificating about how they’re going to transform education by making a lot of money for themselves using this hot new online technology and completely disenfranchising teachers. And don’t forget — they’re going to be making these profits from your tax money. The best teachers and professors resemble parental figures: They provide their students with emotional mentorship.. Continue reading The best teachers and professors resemble parental figures: They provide their students with emotional mentorship.