As a young child through my high school years, I was a ballet dancer. For years, I would spend three to four days a week inside a ballet studio. In ballet, every class starts the same routine. I can still remember most of them. There is a smell to a ballet studio: from […]

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There are some rude students out there. Not too long ago I was visiting a college campus and I overheard a student reaming out an employee working in the Registration area over an issue that was obviously out of her control. I was amazed at how well the employee handled the student. She didn’t get […]

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  The world of education and the delivery of education is significantly different for students today than just a generation or two ago. The knowledge needed to prosper in the 21st century requires a new set of skills to communicate, socialize, and gather information that necessitates a change in the way schools provide an education. […]

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Public higher education is at a crossroads. The fact that barely over 50 % of the students enrolled at a four year university today will cross the graduation stage with a diploma in six years is astounding. Student loans are soaring with students taking out astronomical loans to pursue that diploma, but find they are […]

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  “Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair?” So goes Shelley’s famous warning to pretensions of greatness and hubris. One cannot help but recall Shelley’s celebrated sonnet when listening to the intractable positions taken by many stakeholders in Higher Ed.  Numerous articles have been written about the bursting of the Higher Education bubble. I […]

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