A discussion of continuing higher education, adult education, training,and related--and some unrelated--Tennessee topics.
ACHE South Call for proposals
Deadline is Approaching Soon
forget that the call for proposals deadline for the ACHE South Annual Conference is November 18 at
5:00 pm. You will be notified about your
submission no later than December 16th.
for information about submitting a proposal.
Submissions this year should use "active learning" to
involve your audience. Here are some suggestions for a
Share your program experiences… Whether you
learned the hard way from your “glorious failures” or implemented
a great success, tell us about your programming triumphs.
Emphasis will be placed on new and innovative approaches that
foster student success or target new markets. Teach us through your research or analysis… Inform
us as higher-education professionals with your recent research or
analysis. Proposals in this category will be focused on best
practices, new information and replicable approaches to problem
solving. Show us… Let’s get into the weeds. Sessions
in this category should emphasize skill building and/or
demonstrate how you and your team have approached specific
opportunities or obstacles. Think of these sessions as show and
tell for grown-ups! Inspire us to lead more effectively… Let’s
be honest – sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated in the
ever-changing environment of higher education. Tell us how you
have pulled excellence from yourself and others so we can return
to our campuses and do the same! Wow us!... Sessions in this category will
include those “out of the box” ideas that we all long to
implement. Maybe you have used technology or worked with your
communities in new ways. Maybe you’re defining your work or
measuring your impact differently. Maybe you have a creative idea
to share. If so, submit your proposals in this category. We’ll be
prepared to have our minds blown!
For First Generation. ETSU is full of them, and helping them succeed is a challenge. From The Atlantic. Meet Gen-F: Their Families' First College Students and Their Communities' Brightest Hope
When Ivan Delgado first considered going to college, he had little to go on. “I don't know anybody in my neighborhood who’s gone to college, nobody in my family,” he says. A high school advisor changed Ivan’s prospects by connecting him with scholarships at Texas A&M University. A quarter of A&M’s undergraduates—and nearly a third nationwide—are the first in their families to attend college. Ivan is now one of them.
Collectively they’re known as first-generation students, Gen-F for short. Most are from low-income families and disadvantaged communities in the U.S. and abroad. Their decision to continue their education is courageous in itself, since many are from families that can hardly scrape together the costs of applying, let alone the prohibitive cost of attending. Add to …
We no longer have to live with unanswered questions. Remember when we had to dig out the encyclopedia? When we could buy encyclopedias at the grocery store as an incentive to shop? O brave new world, / That has such people in 't! I suggest you try calling in sick to work with one of these--like nomophobia. From The Week.
5 new brain disorders that were born out of the digital age 1. Nomophobia
Some people are afraid of spiders. Others, heights. Or maybe you're unreasonably fearful of clowns. The list of phobias is long, and researchers recently added one more: In 2012, the world learned of "No-Mobile Phobia" or "nomophobia" — the feeling of panic one has upon being separated from one's phone or tablet. In one U.K. survey, 73 percent of respondents felt panic when they misplaced their phone. And for another 14 percent, that panic spiraled into pure desperation.
But the research into this new fear is so new, it's hard to say conclusively whether nomoph…