Monday, June 30, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Summer enrollment at SCC is up 15% over the record high of 2005. We look at this statistic as evidence that we are meeting our mission to help Upstate South Carolina to grow economically through education. We help individuals train for the high tech jobs that they want, and to help businesses stay competitive in the world market by developing their workforce. http://tinyurl.com/5cqt4x
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Generally speaking, to teach in programs that award associate of arts or associate of science degrees — i.e., to teach at a community college — faculty members are required by accreditors to have at least a master's degree and a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the subject they are teaching. Read that statement again carefully and note the wording: While you need a master's, you are not required to have one in the specific subject you are teaching; you are required to have completed 18 graduate credit hours in that subject. And even if you do have a degree in the subject you hope to teach, that degree must have included 18 credit hours in that subject in order for you to be allowed to teach it at a two-year college. http://tinyurl.com/59y94g
Just so you know...
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
And in other bra news: Sports Bra Saves US Hiker in German Alps at www.newsweek.com/id/142935.
Monday, June 23, 2008
The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships has issued a Call for Presenters.
Although it's hard to compete with the community colleges in our area for dual enrollment students, we've found success with a niche market centered around our off-campus center in Kingsport, Tennessee. This conference will be held in Memphis in 2009, I believe.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Airfares change three times a day as airlines periodically lower prices to fill up flights, and the early bird gets the worm, according to [George] Hobica. "Early morning is the time to buy." he says, recommending that flyers check fares every five hours to try and snag a deal. On the weekend, the best time to check is early Saturday morning and again at 5 p.m., when the industry is most aggressively trying to fill seats, he says. http://tinyurl.com/5qapc6
Saturday, June 21, 2008
What does all this tell us? Unclear. Lots of factors — how fast you drink, whether the drink is carbonated, etc — can affect how alcohol makes it into your system and thus how it affects you. It's also possible that the secondary chemicals (i.e., besides the alcohol itself) that give different alcoholic beverages their distinct qualities — they're called congeners — have pharmacological properties that account for the disparities in aggressive behavior. But this wouldn't account for the placebo effect discussed above. Gustafson and others suggest that drinkers may expect to be affected by different drinks in different ways, then behave in accordance with their expectations. So it may be that gin makes you mean, but drinking gin may also provide an opportunity to act mean.Read Cecil Adams's entire answer and discover how to make an ass of yourself at the bar at www.straightdope.com/columns/080523.html.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Graduate! Philadelphia has partnered with nine local colleges and universities that have high graduation rates, are fully regionally accredited, and offer courses that are flexible, focused, and convenient for adults. It's a partnership designed to produce more college graduates, and it's something that can be duplicated in other areas. Learn more about Graduate!Philadelphia at
http://tinyurl.com/64f2ur and at the 2009 ACHE Annual Conference and Meeting in Philadelphia.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
You're probably going to read this.Read the entire article at www.slate.com/id/2193552/
It's a short paragraph at the top of the page. It's surrounded by white space. It's in small type.
To really get your attention, I should write like this:
*Occasional use of bold to prevent skimming
*Short sentence fragments
*Did I mention lists?
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
At a ceremony Thursday, Crist signed a bill that establishes a new college system in Florida, where a population boom has outpaced the growth and funding of the university system. For supporters, the creation of the “Florida College System” is a reasonable step toward stimulating degree production at a lower cost to the state and would-be students. Critics, however, call the idea yet another rushed plan (in a state that has a history of college governance on the fly) that threatens the traditional missions of community colleges and creates competition with their university partners. www.insidehighered.com/news/2008/06/16/florida
Studies have shown that your brain power has a finite amount of willpower. If you spend your willpower on one task, you have less willpower for other tasks. For example, if you spend you willpower on being frugal, you may gain weight because you will have less self-discipline when it comes to eating. Or if you spend your willpower on your academic studies, you may have trouble reigning in your spending. Likewise, if you spend all your willpower on going to the gym, busting out just one more set of curls, and resisting that slice of chocolate cake, you will have less willpower to apply to tasks that really matter like moving up in your job, studying, being a better husband, boyfriend, and dad, and harnessing your emotions, temper, and jerky impulses. This may be why there if often a close correlation between meatheads and douche bags.From Brett & Kate McKay's There's More to Life than Six Pack Abs at The Art of Manliness http://tinyurl.com/57sz5h. Also, while you're there and if you're a man, check out The Perfect Hat for Your Ugly Mug http://tinyurl.com/5hwue2.
Last Friday was Irene Barrineau's last day for ACHE as she enters retirement. Irene was a talented, tireless worker and supporter of the organization, and we will all miss her. Here are a couple of pictures. Irene was a rock behind the scenes so much that I can't find many pictures of her.
Monday, June 16, 2008
I hope the waters recede soon so things can get back to normal. Kathy talked to a friend back in Cedar Rapids who was forced into drinking wine since there is a shortage of drinking water. Iowans are resourceful....
Friday, June 13, 2008
Check it out at Amazon.com: www.amazon.com/Stewardship-Executive-Management-Wade-Johnson/dp/1419695770/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213367052&sr=1-4.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
But only 55% of those surveyed by the job-hunting site Monster.com think exposed underwear is an office no-no, a stat that suggests a gaping generational divide.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
9:00 – 9:30 am.....Continental Breakfast and Networking Opportunities
9:30 – 9:45 am.....Welcome and Introductions
88888888888888 Anita P. Ricker, ETACHE Regional Director
88888888888888Opening Comments and TACHE News & Updates
88888888888888 Sue Fulmer, TACHE President
9:45 – 11:30 am....Juggling Elephants – Is Your Workplace a 3-Ring Circus?
88888888888888 Joseph L. Combs, Dean CED at WSCC
88888888888888 Anita P. Ricker, Assistant Dean CED at WSCC
11:30 – 1:30 pm....Lunch (Provided by the Culinary Arts Program
of the Sevier County Campus at WSCC) & Game Show Feud
88888888888888 Matt Hughes, East TN Regional Rep, Dept. of Labor
2:30 - 3:30 pm.....Closing Remarks, Business Meeting & Door Prizes
Monday, June 9, 2008
Women who own a business or plan to start one will receive advice, information and opportunities at the Third Annual Women Business Owners Opportunities Conference (WBOOC) on June 19-20 at Southwest Tennessee Community College, 5983 Macon Cove, Memphis,TN. A full range of topics will be covered such as instructions on how to write a business plan, assessing personal finances before starting a business, determining who your customers are and delivering great service to them. For those who are more business savvy, business expansion and renovation and where to get money will be discussed. In addition, existing business owners will meet one-on-one with corporate and government buyers to discuss their contracting and procurement opportunities.
The WBOOC “power luncheon” on Friday will feature Lynn Norment, managing editor of Ebony magazine, as keynote speaker. A native of Bolivar, TN, Norment worked for the Commercial Appeal and is a graduate of Memphis State University. During her career at Ebony, Norment has interviewed a variety of celebrities and news makers, including notables like Will Smith and for the cover story on Janet Jackson.
A schedule of conference activities follows. Registration for the event is $50. For more information contact Deborah Reed at (901) 333-4592.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
How do you pronounce Aunt?
Like the word want
Like the word ant
Like the word caught
If you choose to use your status and influence to raise your voice on behalf of those who have no voice; if you choose to identify not only with the powerful, but with the powerless; if you retain the ability to imagine yourself into the lives of those who do not have your advantages, then it will not only be your proud families who celebrate your existence, but thousands and millions of people whose reality you have helped transform for the better. We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Associations hoping to merge vastly increase the likelihood for success by incorporating into the process a number of key elements and avoiding certain conditions that can doom a merger to failure. Despite the insights provided by this research,there is ample opportunity for further study of association mergers. A number of areas that remain largely unexplored include the long-term results and implications of mergers, the differences in mergers across types of associations and industry sectors, and the most important elements of association compatibility that contribute to merger success. As more associations consider mergers as a strategic option, findings from additional studies will be useful in helping them navigate the pitfalls and realizing the promise inherent in these transactions.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
The Journal of Continuing Higher Education considers two types of articles:
1. Major articles-current research, theoretical models, conceptual
treatments-of up to 7,000 words on:
--organization and administration of continuing higher education
--development and application of new continuing education program thrusts
--adult and nontraditional students
--continuing education student programs and services
--research within continuing higher education and related fields
Manuscripts should have both theoretical and practical implications.
2. Best Practices articles of up to 4,000 words. These Best Practice articles contain descriptions of new, innovative, and successful programs or practices. The programs or practices should be replicable and of significance to continuing education.
For best consideration for the Fall 2008 issue, manuscripts are requested by July 14. Manuscript submission guidelines are available online at www.acheinc.org/writguid.html#journal. Potential authors should feel free to consult with JCHE editor Barbara Hanniford.She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (216) 687-2149.
"I find that the further I go back, the better things were, whether they happened or not."
Monday, June 2, 2008
We asked one candidate from a top-tier department how she would handle students who didn't really want to be in her class. She paused, not quite grasping the idea that students might feel resentful at having to take a required course, and said, "Well, I have a problem with the fact that they don't want to be there."
Problem? My colleague and I worked not to catch each other's eye. Problem? Yes, we have a problem with it, too, but it's what we (and most academics) live with every day of our professional lives. Off the list. http://chronicle.com/temp/email2.php?id=2sjCbhVqs5Nb5Snz9skpMMcrqFpNkGkc