Monthly Archives: April 2017

Small College Conversations and the Big Purdue / Kaplan Online Learning News

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.

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Harvard ‘pausing’ investments in some fossil fuels

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.

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Managing Student Complaints

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.

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