A discussion of continuing higher education, adult education, training,and related--and some unrelated--Tennessee topics.
Nureen Das from the executive search firm, Isaacson, Miller, contacted me recently to help in their search for a Dean for the Division of Continuing Professional Studies at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. As a distinct business unit within the College, the CPS Dean oversees the Division’s marketing, recruitment, admissions, retention, and academic advisement to ensure satisfaction and success of its students. It is in this context that the new Dean will lead a highly qualified, passionate, and diverse full-time and part-time CPS faculty and staff, all of whom are key to the Division’s continuing success. The new Dean will also play a vital role in ensuring that CPS is effectively positioned with the human and financial resources in place to support unprecedented goals for the Division’s growth and expansion.
Please direct inquiries, nominations, and applications, including CV with cover letter, in confidence and via email to:
Is a term no longer politically correct, evidently. As the cost of higher education goes up, direct parental involvment does as well. From The Atlantic. The Ethos of the Overinvolved Parent
Is it possible for parents to be too involved in their children’s lives when they go to college? Parents have to help their kids without overpowering them, Cohen said. Kids need to become “comfortable with the uncomfortable” and learn to navigate tricky academic and social challenges on their own. He travels to schools around the country, including my neighborhood’s high school, giving talks to parents about when and how to get engaged in their children’s college lives. Excessive parental involvement in the lives of their college-aged children, Hamilton said, extends the timeframe for parenting past the 0-18 years. It delays adulthood in children. And, most importantly for Hamilton, it exacerbates socioeconomic inequality. Students without helicopter parents, she’s found, are less likely than those …
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Ribs are a dish you want to be sure to try in Memphis, but getting them on the cheap can be tough.
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Lose late. The grain of salt taken with this study is that it looks at outcomes in Europe, not the U.S. Still, this is what we liberal arts graduates always preach. From The Atlantic. The Downside to Career and Technical Education
Yet new international research points to a significant downside of such programs: Students may benefit early in their careers, but are harmed later in life as the economy changes and they lack the general skills necessary to adapt.
The study raises concerns about the trade-offs that could come with significantly expanding career and technical training in the United States—at least any version that substitutes for broad knowledge and skills transferable across jobs.
“Individuals with general education initially face worse employment outcomes but experience improved employment probability as they become older relative to individuals with vocational education,” write four researchers in the study, which appeared in the winter 2017 issue of the peer-reviewed Jo…