Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. ~ Steve Jobs Last week I was having a discussion on campus with a young director. We were talking about the normal madness we all face on our campuses and somehow got around to programs and I mentioned some past programs I’d created. He got a littleContinue reading “Great idea, the answer is no!”
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The Fallacy of Legacy
We enter a career in higher education to help students. Most of us start as instructors and we have that wonderful opportunity to be in a classroom helping people understand something they previously didn’t. I’ve always called them the lightbulb moments, those moments when you see that look of confusion transition into the light ofContinue reading “The Fallacy of Legacy”
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”
Beware of Normalcy Theater
Tonight I want to talk about something I’m calling normalcy theater, it’s me co-opting the term security theater so let’s start by defining what that term means. Security theater, as explained by Bruce Schneier on CNN, is both a feeling and a reality. The propensity for security theater comes from the interplay between the publicContinue reading “Beware of Normalcy Theater”
The Hardest Semester of Your Career Fall 2021
Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe. ~ Sumner Redstone Welcome to the Fall 2021 semester, one I’m sure will almost certainly be the most challenging semester of your career. I know, you’re shaking your head for one of two reasons. Either youContinue reading “The Hardest Semester of Your Career Fall 2021”
Are administrators to blame for campus COVID outbreaks?
Are administrators to blame for campus COVID outbreaks? Originally posted September 1, 2020 Here we are on September 1st and there are already over 8,000 positive COVID cases on college campuses. Some colleges haven’t even started yet and most are within the first couple of weeks of classes. One of the things that I haveContinue reading “Are administrators to blame for campus COVID outbreaks?”
Higher Ed & Coronavirus: 4-yr College Opening Plans Fall 2020
Resources for fall 2020 reopening plans for higher education.