Blog: Technology and Learning Are you chatting with your campus colleagues about the big Purdue / Kaplan news? (See Purdue’s Bold Move ). My guess is that reactions from folks who work at smaller schools will fall into 1 of 3 categories : Category 1 : Interesting – but probably not that big a deal for us.
Former archbishop backs move to get David Irving’s works off Manchester University public shelves amid ‘extremist views’ Rowan Williams , the former archbishop of Canterbury, has backed a campaign to get books by David Irving, a Holocaust denier, removed from open display at Manchester University library.
University stops short of fully divesting its $36bn endowment from coal, oil and gas but green groups welcome the breakthrough after a five-year campaign Harvard University is “pausing” investments in some fossil fuel interests following a five-year campaign by some students and environment groups to pressure the university to divest itself from coal, oil and gas.
“What has held me, and what I think hold many who teach basic writing, are the hidden veins of possibility running through students who don’t know—and who strongly doubt—that this is what they were born for, but who may find it out to their own amazement, students who, grim with self-deprecation and prophecies of their own failure .
Knowing how to handle student complaints is an essential skill for department chairs. In an interview with Academic Leader , Patricia Markunas, chair of the Psychology Department at Salem State University, offered advice on minimizing the number of complaints and managing those that do make it to the department chair.
Source: Managing Student Complaints
Margaret ImberAssociate Dean of the Faculty
Associate Professor of
Classical & Medieval Studies
Lewiston, ME 04240
“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless she persisted.”