Close

Not a member yet? Register now and get started.

lock and key

Sign in to your account.

Account Login

Forgot your password?

April, 2013  // Posts published in April, 2013

Inclusiveness

Inclusiveness

As many of my readers know, we have a new strategic vision for the University that includes a number of interesting elements. One feature, which I’ve written about before, implies a commitment to growth which we’re now trying to translate into more specific strategic planning. A related feature involves inclusiveness. Our President notes publicly that […]

Read more...

21 Apr Posted by in International, Policies | Comments

Challenge and Opportunity in the Global Agenda

Challenge and Opportunity in the Global Agenda

I’ve written before about the uphill aspect of expanding global goals in American higher education: the fact that U.S. faculty are less enthusiastic about global agendas than counterparts elsewhere, the lack of any formal government pressure or encouragement (again, a marked contrast to the situation in China, Russia and elsewhere). Elements of the situation are […]

Read more...

Teaching Oversight

Teaching Oversight

A talented colleague has raised an interesting issue, and since he did it publicly I don’t think it’s inappropriate to comment. Mills Kelly, in our History Department, has twice offered a course that involves students preparing a plausible public hoax and disseminating it (Wikipedia, etc.) for 10 days, after which it is explicitly disavowed. The […]

Read more...

07 Apr Posted by in International | 1 comment

Visiting Pakistan

Visiting Pakistan

Returned recently from Pakistan, mainly visiting the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Islamabad. This is an impressive new university, of high quality and high ambition, and Mason has various collaborative projects with them and prospects for more in future—including some joint educational and research efforts on Pakistani-American relations. My reason for blogging is […]

Read more...