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Our panelist list has changed
slightly. Please check the course web site (schedule)
for the latest information. One new panelist, David W.
Breneman, Dean of the Curry School of Education and a
(many say THE) leading athority on the finance of higher
education has prepared a video we will view Thursday
afternoon. I will post two of Dean Breneman's articles
on the course web site reference list. I suggest those
with high speed connections and print capability, print
the articles and share them with colleagues.
The posting of short issue papers has started. I hope you
find this a good learning experience and a way for all to
benefit from the thoughts and work of colleagues. In addition
to my short comments, Megan Davis, a doctoral student in
education policy and my GAA, will begin to offer comments
that we hope may prove helpful to all.
If you have questions or concerns, I will be in
the EDLF 863 Tapped In chat room at 9 PM Sunday. This is
and invitation so feel no pressure to "appear" in
the chat room.
Suggested due dates (not deadlines)
By July 14
Post a position on an issue and respond to a colleague's
By July 28
Complete the chat
Read a book in addition to the articles on issues.
July 29 - August 1
the examination. (The question and issue number will be
sent by e-mail if you request. You should complete
the question once you "open" it.). I suggest you
have the examination done by August 1.
Team (or individual) papers (Report/Recommendation to an
hypothetical Board) on an issue.
Submit or complete any remaining requirements.
The course examination.
You will get the following question and a number.
represents an issue that we have agreed in our discussion
is one of the six most important contemporary
issues in American higher education (Seven is a "wild
card."). Spend no more than three working hours on the
examination and present why you believe that issue is important
and what you believe is the best possible solution to the
issue. Also include potential problems with the proposed
solution and obstacles to the success of the proposed solution.
2. Diversity (defined broadly)
3. Money (operating and/or student costs)
4. Quality assurance (can include accreditation)
5. Security (protect students, protect society, personal
safety, issues with international students )
6. Technology (as a distance education tool, a teaching tool
and in institutional operations)
7. *Wild Card
You can and should define the scope of your response.
All written material can be submitted as an email attachment.
Likewise I will send you the examination by email if you
Team 1 - The Disenchanted Realists [Diversity Presentation]
Team 2 - The Adventuress 4 [Athletics Presentation]
Team 3 -The Ladies [Affordability Presentation]
Team 4 - Virginia Sand Gnats [Money Presentation]
earlier postings, double click here.