Monthly Archives: November 2011

Serving NSSE

November 18, 2011 The 2011 Annual Report for NSSE, the National Survey of Student Engagement, has now been released.  It’s entitled “Fostering Student Engagement Campuswide.”  As a member of the NSSE National Advisory Board, I had the chance to write … Continue reading

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Shared Governance: An Aspect of Academic Freedom?

November 18, 2011 UPDATE below. In today’s New York Times, Michael Berube has an interesting, earnest opinion piece on the unfolding mess at Penn State: “At Penn State, a Bitter Reckoning,” it’s titled.  Berube appears to feel some compulsion to … Continue reading

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Are Liberal Arts Colleges Better?

November 16, 2011 A recent study conducted for the Annapolis Group provides evidence that “graduates of Annapolis Group institutions tended to be more satisfied with their experiences as undergraduates, and more likely to believe that their educations had a significant … Continue reading

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Meanings: “Projection”

November 14, 2011 It’s all about how you see the world.

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Meanings: “Happiness”

November 13, 2011 Note the etymological link between “happiness” and chance: “Greek mythology, ancient Egypt and cultures throughout the Mediterranean before and after Christ perpetuated the idea that happiness was almost always a miracle. This is why, as Darrin M. … Continue reading

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