Back into the breach, opening day

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead. In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man, as modest stillness and humility: But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger. ~ William Shakespeare Tomorrow will begin myContinue reading “Back into the breach, opening day”

The Higher Education Zodiac

You might be a teacher if…you are thankful that your thought bubble is invisible in staff meetings. ~ The Teacher Next Door The Higher Education Zodiac I was sitting with a couple of colleagues talking and someone joked about their Sun Zodiac symbol and then we got talking about our Chinese Zodiac signs and itContinue reading “The Higher Education Zodiac”

Happy New Year Higher Ed

What’s so fascinating and frustrating and great about life is that you’re constantly starting over, all the time, and I love that. ~ Billy Crystal After thirty-five years in higher education, the calendar year loses relevance. For those of us in higher education July 1st is New Year Day. To celebrate my academic New Year’sContinue reading “Happy New Year Higher Ed”

Managing High Performers in Higher Education

No one on his deathbed has ever said, I wish I spent more time in the office. ~ Paul Tsongas My first president when I began working in California was an incredibly honest and straight forward type of person. At one point we got into a discussion about management philosophy and he came straight outContinue reading “Managing High Performers in Higher Education”

The truth about student loans

Don’t go through life, grow through life. ~ Eric Butterworth There’s a lot of shouting these days about how college isn’t worth it. I’ve recently written a piece entitled, Is college still worth it, to address this question. But a lot of the shouting around education these days has to do with student loan debt.Continue reading “The truth about student loans”

Should Colleges Go Back Online in January?

I wrote a piece not too long ago for this blog entitled the hardest semester of your career, Fall 2021. This piece was focused on the fact that as part of emergency operations training you are taught that the recovery phase is the hardest phase in emergency management. Well, that was when we were allContinue reading “Should Colleges Go Back Online in January?”

Going back to campus? Read this.

Going back to campus? Read this. Image credit, The Foothill Dragon Press For most colleges the time is quickly approaching for a full return to campus. For some schools that will be this fall, for others it will be January. For most of us, we’ve already been at least partially on campus for some time.Continue reading “Going back to campus? Read this.”

Community College Fall 2020 Opening Plans

Community College Fall 2020 Opening Plans Posted July 4th Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.                ~ Abigail Adams In our last post we provided some links to the opening plans for four-year colleges for the fall 2020 semester.   InContinue reading “Community College Fall 2020 Opening Plans”