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6th annual SoTL Commons Conference — proposal submission date extended

From my POD listserv: The submission of proposals period for the 6th annual SoTL Commons Conference in Savannah, Georgia, is extended to November 15, 2012.  The conference website is at: http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ijsotl/conference/2013/index.htm

Harrison College, Indianapolis, Indiana — seeking applicants

From my POD listserv: Harrison College, Indianapolis, Indiana, is seeking applicants for the following positions: Associate Dean of Instructional Development Harrison College is seeking an Associate Dean of Instructional Development to manage its team of developers ensuring quality development of the portfolio of associates and bachelors programs within the college’s six schools of study. This … Continue reading

Colleges Where Students Receive the Most Merit Aid

Great article in US News and World Report, providing an overview of students at schools that received fund that not based on students’ financial situations. Colleges Where Students Receive the Most Merit Aid US News ranks Belhaven University (Jackson, MS), Ferrum College (Ferrum, VA), and Cooper Union (New York, NY) as the top three colleges that … Continue reading

World’s Most Employable University Grads

A fascinating survey on universities offering undergraduate business programs, focusing on location as much as on academic programs. Source: New York Times — US and UK institutions — including Harvard, Yale, and Cambridge — dominated the top ten spots in the 2012 Global Employability Survey conducted by Emerging and Trendence. China’s Peking University has leapt to … Continue reading

5 Indispensable Tips for Creating an Education App

This is a great blog and this is a beautiful post. Getting students involved is one of the most important aspects of doing this kind of work. Take a look at her tips and let me know if you have other ideas to add! 5 Indispensable Tips for Creating an Education App Posted on October 29, … Continue reading

Colleges Must Help Prepare Students for Higher Education, Report Says

In today’s Chronicle — Colleges Must Help Prepare Students for Higher Education, Report Says  by Eric Kelderman If colleges want more of their students to be ready for the academic challenges of higher education, then those institutions have to take a more direct role in elementary and secondary education, recommends a new report from the American Association … Continue reading

Colleges Install Cellphone-Charging Stations for Hyperconnected Students

In today’s Chronicle — by Alisha Azevedo A low cellphone battery is a source of anxiety for many college students these days, sending them searching dining halls or libraries for a place to recharge. To reduce panicked questions about where to find the nearest power outlet, universities are purchasing charging stations like those already common in … Continue reading

Emory University Faculty Calls for Review of Controversial Program Cuts

In today’s Chronicle — University officials shocked many faculty members at the Atlanta institution in September when they announced that several departments would be closed as part of a broad academic-restructuring plan. In a letter printed Tuesday in Emory’s student newspaper, leaders of the campus chapter of the American Association of University Professors called for a review … Continue reading

Wikipedia Education Program Update

Sharing two recent updates from Wikipedia Education Program – such a cool project! I had wanted to be involved in a beta project, but couldn’t get in on time. If you’re thinking about a new way to think about using technology to deepen student learning and engagement and help sharpen critical thinking, writing and research … Continue reading

Journal of Educational Media, Memory and Society

Recently announced on my POD listserv: The latest issue (Volume 4, Number 1) of Journal of Educational Media, Memory and Society has been published by Berghahn Journals. This special issue, guest edited by Tom Verschaffel and Kaat Wils, explores the political use and instrumentalization of history within the historiography of history education. The articles in this issue present both indications … Continue reading

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