The “Notes” are Coming!!

Notes to Self—A Belated Collection of Professional Insights  I really wish I had kept a journal. Not a day-to-day personal diary mind you, but a record of memorable professional and academic experiences over a 40-year career. You know, notes. What were the ups? What were the downs? What did I do right? What could I... Continue Reading →

Some Colleges Have More Students From the Top 1 Percent Than the Bottom 60. Find Yours–By Gregor Aisch, Larry Buchanan, Amanda Cox and Kevin Quealy for the New York Times

Then we have the Ivy's and the Elite colleges.  Between this narrative and the preveiously posted essay on working class universities, there is an even larger socio-economic discussion pertaining to the not so obvious class and caste system in the United States. In just two generations, my own family has experienced both ends of this... Continue Reading →

President’s Message / Ode on an academic urn, by James Compton for the Canadian Association of University Teachers

Leaders and Managers--Don't forget the value of knowledge in the humanities, social sciences, and civics. Understanding the bigger picture helps the identification and development of the incremental tactical steps that solve long term strategic issues. Self branding and the pursuit of pure utilitarianism certainly does not follow this process. It could even be argued that... Continue Reading →

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