Philosophers of the Radical Right’

The overview of Matthew Rose’s A World After Liberalism: Philosophers of the Radical Right (Yale University Press) in this recent column stopped well short of addressing the religious perspective the author brought to the material under analysis. I featured Rose’s worldview as a Christian humanist without much confidence that the brand name would be instantly … Read more

SC joins state universities overspending on sports teams

When a joint committee of the state Legislature spent more than seven hours Tuesday castigating members of the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees, their main target was the multiple botched attempts to hire a permanent university president. Also high on the lawmakers’ list of grievances, though, was questionable spending by university administrators to … Read more

Zelensky to receive multiple honorary degrees

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky may not know it yet, but at least 15 US colleges are planning to grant him honorary degrees this graduation season. He will receive the awards in absentia, given that the war Russia launched against his country in February shows no sign of ending. But the strength and perseverance Zelensky has … Read more

Colleges must support adjuncts in order to support students (opinion)

Undeniably, COVID-19 has impacted the nature of teaching and learning for students, faculty and administrators who support various areas within higher education. According to The Washington Post, “Job losses among instructors have fluctuated wildly since the start of the pandemic. In the spring [2020], instructors with master’s or bachelor’s degrees and part-time educators with some … Read more

U of Illinois to require diversity statements for tenure

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will soon require all faculty members to submit a diversity statement to be considered for tenure or promotion. Andreas C. Cangellaris, UIUC’s provost, announced the change this week, saying that in order to meet the goals of its current strategic plan, the university must “catalyze innovation and discovery, find … Read more

7 Tips To Hire A Content Provider For Compliance Training Games

How To Hire An eLearning Content Provider For Compliance Training Gamification Compliance training is not the most entertaining topic. In fact, most of your employees would rather do just about anything to avoid another ILT presentation or overdramatized safety video. That includes root canals and cleaning the bathroom. Fortunately, there is a secret weapon in … Read more

Can the City University of New York Successfully Bring the “Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing” into the Fold?

“Experience,” Oscar Wilde quipped in in 1892 comedy Lady Windermere’s Fan, “is the name every one gives to their mistakes.” Well, in my administrative roles I’ve made many mistakes and perhaps as a result I did pick up a few bits of hard-earned wisdom. As the City University of New York tries to create an … Read more

Cohort-Based Courses: The Latest In eLearning

Cohort Based Learning Is The Way Forward Just like everything else does, online education is undergoing evolution, and we are currently in the midst of a new wave. If you’re an online course creator and interested in being something other than a relic in a dusty old museum, read on. Known as “Cohort-Based Courses” or … Read more