EDLF 863: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION ~ SUMMER 2005
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July 7, 2005

 

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Primary activities for each class meeting

Readings for each class TBA

 June 23 (Thursday) 4:30 – 9:00 PM

  • Discussion of class schedule, assignments, readings, and Tapped In (we will be using Tapped In, an Internet program/site that will allow us to upload/post papers and also have asynchronous remote class discussions and synchronous chats.) Each learner will become a member of the EDLF 863 group in Tapped In.
  • PIZZA
  • Read and discuss article handed out in class
  • Pate thoughts on issues

 June 24 (Friday) 4:30 – 9:00 PM

  • Read article handed out in class
  • Discussion of article and article from previous night
    BROWN BAG
  • Learning Team ranking of issues in higher education
  • Class synthesis of rankings of issues

 Between course sessions (All learners complete these assignments)

  • Post position paper on most important issue and why (use Tapped In).
  • Choose another learner's posted position paper and write reaction to why you agree or disagree, include references, and post reaction.
  • Reading assignment

 July 14 (Thursday) 4:30 – 9:00 PM

  • Coordinate with other class members (groups of 2-4) to prepare to work as a team on the simulated presentation to the hypothetical governing board of an IHE (institution of higher education)
  • Discuss reading assignments.
  • Video - Financing Private Higher Education
    Dean David W. Breneman
    Curry School of Education ~ University of Virginia
    SANDWICHES WITH PANELISTS
  • The July 14 panelists are H. Lane Kneedler, an attorney and partner at Reed Smith, LLP, who served as a lobbyist for the institutions that proposed the Charter Initiative to the Virginia General Assembly, Tony Maggio, a Virginia House Appropriations Committee staff member and Amy Sebring a Virginia Senate Finance Committee staff member. The discussion topic will be administering and financing public higher education.

 July 15 (Friday) 4:30 – 9:00 PM

  • Work in teams to prepare for July 28 discussion
  • Discussion of changes in points of view
  • Organize chat groups (group of at least three and no more than six)
    SANDWICHES WITH PANELISTS
  • The July 15 panelists are Dr. George Culbertson who before his retirement served as Provost, Senior Vice Chancellor and  Interim Chancellor of  the University of Virginia College at Wise, Dr. Rachel Fowlkes, Executive Director of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, and Dr. Robert Sandel, President of Virginia Western Community College. The discussion topic will be approaches to making higher education attractive and assessable to potential students.

 Between course sessions (All learners complete these assignments)

  • Reading assignment
  • Conduct an online chat about one of the issues

  July 28 (Thursday) 4:30 - 9:00 PM

  • Learning Team presentations to Board of hypothetical community college, small college or university; propose solution to one of the contemporary higher education issues. Teams will present to rest of class (who act as Board members).Each team will have one hour maximun.
    6:30- 7:00 PM Dinner Furnished (Details TBA)
    Learning Team presentations continue.

 July 29 (Friday) No group session

  • Course examination (Ninety minutes suggested, three hour limit; start between 4 PM and 6 PM). If requested, your issue number will be sent to you by e-mail or given to you in an envelope at the July 28 course meeting. If this option is elected, the response should be submitted within four hours of the time the e-mail or envelope is opened.
  • Optional individual conferences (@ 30 minutes long) with Dr. Pate (available 4-9 pm) to discuss any course related topic.

LINK TO REQUIREMENTS FOR LEARNERS WHO MUST BE ABSENT FROM ANY CLASS MEETING