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!
Influences another state's higher education policy. Another Republican state. From Slate. Does Arkansas’ Free Community College Program Hold Promise?
...Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed an act creating the Arkansas Future Grant, or ArFuture. Hutchinson is Republican, and both houses of the state’s Legislature are led by Republicans. The first grants would be available this fall.
The grant doesn’t require a minimum high school grade point average to qualify but goes to any traditional or nontraditional student—meaning recent high school graduates and adults—who enrolls in a science, technology, engineering, or math field, or another high-demand field, at any of the state’s community or technical colleges. As a last-dollar grant, ArFuture would go to students only after they’ve received federal and state aid. Grant recipients must participate in a mentor or community-service program, and after graduation, they must work full-time in Arkansas for at least three years.
Are still a thing. And I see John Bear is still kicking. My first job in continuing education was an advisor in an external degree program (Way, way before the internet--hence the term external instead of online.). Our program was favorably mentioned in Bear's book, and we got a lot of referrals from in. That was just 37 years ago. Sigh. From CBS MoneyWatch. Your MD may have a phony degree
There's little reason to doubt that sales of degrees have only become even more prevalent since a federal probe executed from 1989 to 1991. It was dubbed "DIPSCAM" for "Diploma Scam," and resulted in the dismantling of 40 phony schools, 19 federal grand jury indictments, 20 convictions and the purchase of 40 diplomas and transcripts.
"Our best guestimate is there are 5,000 diploma mills at any one time, and probably the same number of fake accrediting agencies," said Allen Ezell, a 31-year FBI veteran who helped run DIPSCAM. "I'm not paranoid, but it…