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Infographicing while on vacation

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Infographicing while on vacation

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This doesn't get mentioned enough

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When the dicussion turns to the cost of higher education. Accreditation costs alone are staggering. From Arthur F. Kirk Jr, iriting in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Think College Costs Too Much? Thank the Government I could go on with more examples, but I hope I have made my point. Much, but certainly not all, of the much-maligned "administrative bloat" is driven by external forces, societal demands, and regulations from the federal government, the states, the NCAA, accreditors, and insurers. In addition to state and local laws, higher-education institutions are required to comply with federal laws too numerous to count. The website of the Higher Education Compliance Alliance lists many of them, but there are others.  A simple count does not reflect the complexities institutions face, as the Higher Education Act alone is 900 pages long. Higher education is regulated by every cabinet-level department and numerous subagencies. One small private college documented that 106 …

Of course this appeals

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To the old English teacher in me.  Let me clarify: while I had a class in Old English, I have never taught it.  Make that former English teacher. From BuzzFeed.

The 23 Worst Parts About Being Good At Grammar: When your good at grammar, its both a blessing and a curse.

Infographic Friday

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As healthcare systems in this country go

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Mississippi is still worst.  Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas are next. Tennessee is better, but still in the bottom quartile. Minnesota is best. There's also a nice tooth map indicating states where adults have lost six or more teeth. Nothing about the tooth to tattoo ratio, however.  From Olga Khazan, writing in The Atlantic.
The States With the Worst Healthcare Systems
Demographically, Mississippi is already at a disadvantage. A black man in Mississippi has a shorter life expectancy than the average American did in 1960. The state has an obesity rate of 35 percent, one of the highest poverty rates in the country, and just one abortion clinic.  Healthcare in Mississippi and in other Southern states is unlikely to become more equitable anytime soon, however. As the study authors note, 16 of the states in the bottom half of the ranking have opted not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to adults making up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.  In Mississippi, …

Brentwood is on this list

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Unsurprisingly...at Number 7.  From The Week.

The 11 richest small cities in America
7. Brentwood, Tennessee
Brentwood has more luxury car dealers per capita than anywhere else in our 25 wealthiest small cities — to the tune of one for every 6,176 people.

This would certainly help speed up the ceremony

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And save a bit of money.  From Newsweek.

First we ban all commencement speakers
The solution is simple and impossibly elegant: Let’s ban commencement speakers. Who do they benefit, besides themselves?At best, they’re a glossy, overpriced distraction from the graduates whose accomplishment the event is meant to celebrate. At worst, they’re a colossal waste of money—a big-name speaker might easily be paid more than an assistant professor makes in a year—and a thin excuse for moneyed celebrities to shove self-serving platitudes at The Leaders of Tomorrow. You might disagree with the protests that convinced Condoleezza Rice to back out of Rutgers’ commencement ceremony, but you can hardly dispute that her $35,000 fee might be better spent elsewhere on campus.Which is why the only way to end the arms race for an A-List commencement speaker—and the publicity that comes along with it—is to end the practice altogether.

Use your end of the year funds to register now!

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ACHE Annual Conference & MeetingOctober 27-29, 2014You won't want to miss the ACHE Annual Conference and Meeting held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Join us for this year's conference and enjoy the outstanding lineup of speakers, network with colleagues and experts in your field, and meet with vendors about exciting new higher education products. Strengthen your continuing higher education unit by gaining information on how to create, manage and grow your programs. This conference will help make a difference for your institution!

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Infographic Friday

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I don't believe you can "mother" nontraditional students

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Too much.  It's always been an important trait of the advisors we use. Advising adult students is an art.  From The Chronicle of Higher Education. 
Sometimes 'Hand-Holding' Can Be a Good Thing
Nontraditional students have significantly changed campus demographics. I still remember when our student body consisted primarily of students straight out of high school. Two decades later, we still have wide-eyed 18-year-olds, but we also have adults in their 30s, 40s, and beyond who are balancing full-time work, families, and school. Our classes contain veterans, the unemployed, and sometimes even the homeless.  It angers me when I hear of colleges and professors requiring students to seek formal documentation in order to make up a missed examination. I now have a student whose wife is gravely ill, and who has had to miss some classes to be with her and their children. For me to ask him for a "doctor’s note" would be reprehensible.  Child care is another major issue. Our…

This is why I eat ice

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See yesterday's post for clarification.  From U.S. News and World Report.
Why 10,000 Steps a Day Won't Make You Thin The meta-analysis specifically looked at studies of folks with overweight or obesity who undertook pedometer-based walking programs that didn’t include specific dietary change components. The authors identified nine studies that met their inclusion criteria, and they then pooled the studies’ results together. On average, participants increased their average daily number of steps by close to 4,000 and did so for a 16-week period. So did they lose weight? Well, yes, after spending four months walking an extra one to two miles per day, the average walker was seen to have lost 3.13 pounds – an amount that was just barely deemed statistically significant.  To help appreciate those numbers, the meta-analysis’ authors put them into perspective and state that for every 10.5 additional miles you walk, you might expect to lose a hair over 1/10 of one pound. Putting this a…

Ice, ice, baby...

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Snow cones the key to losing weight?  I'm in.  From James Hamblin, writing in  The Atlantic.
The Ice Diet When you eat a significant amount of ice, your body burns energy to melt it. Eating ice should, by the logic of this diet, also provide some level of satiety, if only so far as it physically fills space in the stomach and mouth.  By Weiner's calculations, ingesting one liter of ice would burn about 160 calories, which is the energy equivalent of running one mile. So you get to eat and burn calories. Ever since the death of upward mobility, that has been The American Dream.  What's more, it's probably safe. "Ingesting ice at this level should not have any obvious adverse consequence in otherwise healthy persons," Weiner, who trained at Johns Hopkins, writes. "For the vast majority of adults and children, there does not appear to be any contraindication to the use of the Ice Diet right now."  One piece of evidence for the safety of ingesting substan…
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From imgur.

Infographic Friday

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[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

What's the difference between a lawyer and a leech?

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After you die, a leech stops sucking your blood. Ba-doom Pshh. Reflections on the utility of law school from Jim Saksa, writing in Slate.
“You Can Do Anything With a Law Degree” Everyone who has ever considered law school has heard some variant of “you can do anything with a law degree.” Of course, this statement isn’t technically true. You can’t practice medicine with it, for example, unless you also have a medical degree (which, to the delight of Sallie Mae, some J.D.s also have). But the more general sentiment, that a law degree will afford you a wide range of opportunities, is also total BS.  Getting a J.D. means you can call yourself a lawyer. That’s it. Besides the approval of Jewish mothers (who prefer doctors anyway) and a drinking problem, it won’t give you anything else. And it sure as hell won’t help you get a nonlegal job.  Last year, 11.2 percent of law school graduates were still unemployed nine months after graduation. If you really could do anything with a law degree, t…

Working moms

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Have it the worst in Lousiana.  Followed by Mississippi, Wyoming, Idaho, and South Carolina.  From Matt Vasilogambros, writing in The Atlantic.

The 5 Best and Worst States for Working Moms
On the other end of the spectrum, Louisiana has one of the worst child-care systems and largest gender pay gaps. Women in Louisiana only make 72 percent of what men make.   As this survey shows, equal pay is not the only problem that working mothers face in the country. It also involves the important services for early childhood development and flexibility to do the primary job many women are concerned with: being a mom.

Only 11???

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You mean all those reflections I had to write in my doctoral program

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Actually did some good?  Hmmmm.  Now if those personality profiles turn out to be useful after all, I'll really have something to reflect on.  From Nanette Fondasmay, writing in The Atlantic.

Study: You Really Can 'Work Smarter, Not Harder' Two weeks ago, my oldest son taught my youngest son how to perform a corner kick during half time of my middle son’s soccer game. He demonstrated the correct way to swing the leg, angle the foot, and launch the ball toward the goal. When the referee blew his whistle, resuming the game, we moved to a spot of grass nearby. There, my little boy began to explain how to do the corner kick, recounting every detail absorbed during his older brother’s half-time tutorial.  I nudged him to practice what he had learned, rather than talking about it—after all, he was at a soccer field, with a mother willing to fetch errant balls. But he preferred to articulate each key point he had just learned and teach me how to do it. I thought we were wasting ti…