EDLF 863: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION ~ SUMMER 2005
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The Learning Guide will be used to post announcements, learning notes and suggestions for EDLF 863. Please check this page often for information about the course.

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CURRENT NOTES

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 an offer and invitation so feel no pressure to "appear" in the chat room.

rhp
07-07-05
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Previous Note


Suggested due dates (not deadlines)

By July 14

Post a position on an issue and respond to a colleague's posting.

By July 28

Complete the chat
Read a book in addition to the articles on issues.

July 29 - August 1

Complete 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.

August 15

Team (or individual) papers (Report/Recommendation to an hypothetical Board) on an issue.

August 15

Submit or complete any remaining requirements.

The course examination.

You will get the following question and a number.

The 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.

1. Athletics
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 request.

Teams

Team 1 - The Disenchanted Realists [Diversity Presentation]
French
Fulkerson
Hale
Hodges
Milner

Team 2 - The Adventuress 4 [Athletics Presentation]
Kiser, J
Kiser, K
Lovern
McKnight

Team 3 -The Ladies [Affordability Presentation]
Fairbanks
Huffman
Minor
Trent
Steele

Team 4 - Virginia Sand Gnats [Money Presentation]
Daniels
Erskine
McCarroll
Sage
Scott
Sheets

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rhp
06-28-05

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