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Thursday, April 4, 2013
Inside Higher Ed Insider Update - April 2013
Welcome to your April 2013 Insider
Update -- the newsletter for readers of Inside Higher Ed. Once a
month we send a quick rundown on what's happening at Inside Higher Ed:
events, accomplishments and a bit of fun.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
It started with a Quick Take, then
another Quick Take, an interview with the creator of the exercise, an
interview with the instructor, and a Views piece from Cary Nelson -- taken
all together, coverage of the "Stomp on Jesus" exercise that has
caused an uproar in Florida inspired more comments than any other story in
March. Allie Grasgreen's coverage of a survey of experiences of student
affairs professionals that uncovered a sense of alienation among straight white men also got
readers clicking to the comments box. And two essays on Thomas Friedman’s
recent column “The Professors’ Big Stage” (one by Carolyn Foster Segal and one by Just Visiting blogger John Warner) got the blood
flowing, and the "share" buttons popping.
We've just published the April edition
of our cartoon caption contest. Click here to add your suggestions for this
month's cartoon, and cast a vote for our last contest.
WITH BUZZ -- William Bowen, former Princeton president,
argues in a new book that technology can lower college costs, but that more
questions than answers remain. Click here to read the article (as well as all Inside Higher Ed's books
INSIDE HIGHER ED NEWS
Higher Ed's Svitlana Barnes (left) with an attendee of last month's Going
Global meeting in Dubai.
OUT AND ABOUT -- On
April 8 Scott Jaschik will be discussing our most recent provost and HR
surveys at the annual meeting of the National Center for the Study of
Collective Bargaining, at the City University of New York.
Laura McFarland and Rick Plotkin also
head to New York, for the College and University Professional Association
for Human Resources Eastern Region conference taking place in Brooklyn
Scott will be participating in a forum
on "The War on Knowledge?" at the University of Toronto April 16,
a preview of some of the themes of Worldviews 2013: Global Trends in Media
and Higher Education, which will be held in June.
Scott will be in San Francisco April
19-23, along with Daryl Anderson, for the annual convention of the American
Association of Community Colleges. Scott presents a session titled
"Scrutiny of Community Colleges: The Hard Questions" at 3:30 on
Sunday, April 21, in room 2022 of the Moscone Center.
Kacey Cox and Daryl Anderson at last month's CUPA-HR Western Region
conference in Salt Lake City.
STAFF NEWS --
Welcome back to Samantha Smith, who rejoined Inside Higher Ed as our marketing manager
this week. Sam was on our recruitment advertising team from 2008 to 2011,
when she departed to take a marketing associate gig at the American
Association for the Advancement of Science. After a year and half of
stellar work at Science,
Sam took over the marketing manager position at the American Society of
Landscape Architects last August. We’re really pleased she’s come back to Inside Higher Ed.
RECENT VISITORS --
With the annual conference of the American Council on Education in town
last month, we had a chance to sit down with a plethora of great
colleagues. Visitors included Oregon State University, the Colorado
Community College System, California State University, California State
University-Fresno, Davidson College, California State University-Long
Beach, Marianopolis College, Georgia State University, APLU, State
University of New York, Brown University, University of Texas System, Wake
Forest University, Orange County Community College, and AAC&U. We're
always happy to host higher education leaders in our D.C. offices. Contact
Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Doug at email@example.com
to plan a visit.
On Thursday, April 18 at 2 p.m.
Eastern, Inside Higher
Ed will present a webinar with Anthony P. Carnevale, Director
and Research Professor of the Georgetown University Center on Education and
the Workforce, who will discuss the data from various studies by the
Center, and what the data mean for admissions, academic advising and
curricular planning. Generally, the studies have found that there are
meaningful differences in salaries earned by those who studied different
topics in college, and that there are strong economic benefits to earning
degrees and certificates, even in the economic downturn of the past few
Click here for more information or to register
now. Enter discount code APRIL2013 at checkout for a $25 discount off your
FREE WEBINAR -- The Inside
Higher Ed / Gallup Survey of Parents
Parents of pre-college students offer
their views on the most important reasons to go to college, why jobs
matter, the liberal arts, money and affirmative action in a new Inside
Higher Ed survey, conducted in conjunction with
researchers from Gallup.
On Thursday, April 11, Inside Higher Ed
editor Scott Jaschik will be be joined by two admissions directors --
Jim Rawlins of Colorado State University and Debra Shaver of Smith College
-- to share and analyze the findings and take your questions in a free webinar.
Higher Ed survey of parents was made possible in part by the
generous support of McGraw-Hill Education, TIAA-CREF and Zinch, a
FREE WEBINAR from Academic
Partnerships' Faculty eCommons
Mobile technology is a growing and powerful trend:
people now spend more time on mobile apps than they do on the web. What
opportunities does this trend present to those who design online learning?
How can we leverage mobile technology in ways that make sense for our
teaching methods and students' learning? To answer these questions, we will
explore principles for designing mobile learning; pedagogies for teaching
with mobile technology; and tools for creating mobile instruction though a
series of webinars and an accompanying MOOC.
Join this live webinar -- the first in
a series -- hosted by Kenneth C. (Casey) Green of The Campus Computing
Project, for a lively conversation with Dr. David Metcalf, whose METIL lab
explores leading edge innovations in learning.
The Instructional Design for Mobile
Learning webinar is a presentation of Academic Partnerships' Faculty
eCommons and is not an Inside
Higher Ed editorial offering. Click here for information about the complete
micro-MOOC from Academic Partnerships.
FROM THE PUBLISHER
Check out eye catching ads
from your colleagues at Texas Tech and Boston University that recently ran
on Inside Higher Ed:
The smart marketers at these
institutions know that Inside Higher Ed reaches more than 1.2
million readers each week -- the forward-looking higher ed
professionals your branding campaigns hope to influence. There's no better
way to communicate your institution's brand to the universe of higher education
opinion makers than advertising in Inside Higher Ed.
We get lots of questions
about writing effective job postings. Check this space for the ad that
catches our eye each month. This month, Dawson Community College saddles
up a memorable metaphor.
Rebrand yourself in Montana. Take the Reins. Buck the Trends. Blaze a
Trail. (see posting)
And when it's time
to advertise your institution's job openings, start with a posting on Inside
Higher Ed, where the most diverse,
forward-looking higher education professionals get their news each day. Click here to post your job opening -- enter discount
code SPRING2013 at check out and we'll take $25 off the price of your ad.
to the Community
We're happy to welcome the new and renewing annual
contract recruiters that signed on with Inside Higher Ed in March.
Openings at these schools are now making our Dual Career Search even more useful to job
seekers - and to other institutions in their communities.