Higher Ed in the Crosshairs Symposium
Participants talk about threats, values, and the impact of excellent teaching.
- Higher Ed in the Crosshairs: Can Excellent Teaching Save the University was a half-day symposium sponsored by SMU's Center for Teaching Excellence. Why should anyone come? The case was made in this Xtranormal video.
- The symposium schedule is at smu.edu/Provost/CTE/Event
People began to discuss the issues on the eve of the program.
- — Jake Batsell (@jbatsell)Thu, Feb 21 2013 14:11:31Worth considering at #crosshairs13 MT @zunguzungu "So far, most MOOCs have had dropout rates exceeding 90 percent." http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/21/education/universities-abroad-join-mooc-course-projects.html …/2013/02/21/education/universities-abroad-join-mooc-course-projects.html …
- Let the symposium begin . . .
- — Kristina Booker (@kristinabooker)Fri, Feb 22 2013 09:49:07
- First luncheon speaker: Dean Al Niemi of the Cox School of Business presents "Valuing Higher Education." You can access his slides at smu.edu/Provost/CTE/Event
- — Jake Batsell (@jbatsell)Fri, Feb 22 2013 09:58:30
- — Jake Batsell (@jbatsell)Fri, Feb 22 2013 10:07:51
- — Monnie McGee (@mmcgeeSMU)Fri, Feb 22 2013 10:19:20#crosshairs13 I find it interesting that most jobs seem to be in quantitative disciplines but that's where student numbers are declining.
- Second luncheon speaker: Dean Bill Tsutsui presents a spirited case for liberal arts education in "Preserving the American Character through Liberal Education."
- — Jake Batsell (@jbatsell)Fri, Feb 22 2013 10:15:14Another fun fact about Dean Tsutsui: He's a Godzilla expert. @dallasnews story by @typewriterninja: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20101024-SMU-dean-shares-monstrous-obsession-with-7286.ece …cocrosshairs13-news/20101024-SMU-dean-shares-monstrous-obsession-with-7286.ece #crosshairs13
- — Kristina Booker (@kristinabooker)Fri, Feb 22 2013 10:15:53Dean of Arts and Sciences points out that nobody rants like humanities scholars, then rants like a boss. Love him. #crosshairs13
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