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4 Lessons for Aspiring Administrators

The Chronicle - News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 12:04am
Doctoral training doesn’t exactly prepare us to admit areas of ignorance or demur from participating in some conversations.
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Someday, Altmetrics Will No Longer Need ‘Alt’

The Chronicle - News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 12:04am
As academics turn to nontraditional measures of their scholarly work’s impact, the notion of "alternative" will fade, predicts a pioneer in the field.
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I Want Your Respect, Not Your Advice

The Chronicle - News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 12:04am
My faculty colleagues are often condescending. Maybe it’s just because I look young — or maybe it’s because I’m a woman of color.
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Achieving a Culture of Communication on Campus

The Chronicle - News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 12:04am
It’s about using the right techniques to engage the right audience about a relevant topic at the optimal time.
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How the Survey Was Conducted

The Chronicle - News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 12:00am
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Under the Gun

The Chronicle - News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 12:00am
Faculty members in some states prepare for new laws that will allow concealed weapons in their classrooms.
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Berkeley Student Is Among Those Killed in Terror Attack in France

The Chronicle - News - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 9:37pm
The 20-year-old student had been participating in a summer entrepreneurship program in Nice. Three other Berkeley students were among those injured.
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Bonuses Push More Public-College Leaders Past $1 Million

The Chronicle - Administration - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 6:30pm
Five presidents hit that mark in 2015, and three of them were in Texas, according to The Chronicle's annual analysis of compensation at the top.
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1998: The Role of Green Polyester in Faculty Hiring

The Chronicle - News - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 6:30pm
Frumpy or chic? Sometimes clothes make the professor.
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Race-Conscious Admissions Policies Face More Tests After ‘Fisher’

The Chronicle - Opinion - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 6:29pm
The Supreme Court’s decision leaves the courthouse door open for every program to be judged on its particular facts.
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Weekly Book List, July 22, 2016

The Chronicle - Opinion - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 5:39pm
Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category.
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Why an HBCU Leader Felt Compelled to Speak Out on Race and Policing

The Chronicle - Administration - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 2:49pm
John Silvanus Wilson Jr., president of Morehouse College, wrote a widely cited essay for The Huffington Post about an incident in which he was stopped by the police "for no apparent reason." He hopes his experience is instructive to a new generation of black men.
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Nominate a Respected Colleague for an AACTE Award

News - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 1:58pm

The annual AACTE call for award nominations is currently open. As members of the AACTE Committee on Professional Preparation and Accountability, we have the honor of overseeing the three Professional Achievement Awards. Please take a moment to nominate someone deserving for the 2017 Margaret B. Lindsey Award, David G. Imig Award, or Edward C. Pomeroy Award.

These awards honor individuals who have made a meaningful contribution to our profession with their research, policy leadership, or other service to the community. Certainly, you know someone whose tremendous impact on educator preparation deserves recognition. We hope you will take a moment to help us develop a robust pool of nominees for these awards:

  • The Margaret B. Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education recognizes distinguished achievement in research, by an individual or team of individuals, over the last decade that has had a major impact on the field of educator preparation. Lindsey was a longtime professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, whose own writing and research had a tremendous and lasting impact on the field. Recent recipients include Jeanne Wilcox of Arizona State University, Guofang Wan of Ohio University, and Richard Schwab of the University of Connecticut.
  • The David G. Imig Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teacher Education recognizes an individual for distinguished achievement in the field of policy and/or research related to policy in educator preparation. The career achievement acknowledged by this award must take place in the formulation, implementation, research, or analysis of educator preparation policy. The award is named for AACTE President/CEO Emeritus David G. Imig, who led the Association from 1980 to 2005. Recent recipients include Mary Brownell and Paul Sindelar of the University of Florida, Gary Galluzzo of George Mason University, and Mary Diez of Alverno College.
  • The Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education recognizes outstanding contributions to educator preparation, either through distinguished service to the educator preparation community or through the development and promotion of outstanding practices in educator preparation at the collegiate, state, or national level. It is named for Edward C. Pomeroy, who was AACTE’s executive director from 1952 to 1980. Recent recipients include Ena Shelley of Butler University, Pam Grossman of the University of Pennsylvania, and Deborah Ball of the University of Michigan.

Self-nominations are welcome for the Lindsey but not the Imig or Pomeroy awards. All nominations must be made through the online submission site no later than October 12. For more information on these and all of the AACTE awards for 2017, visit the awards web page.

Members of the Committee on Professional Preparation and Accountability include Chair Mark Meyers, Xavier University; Board Liaison Arlinda Eaton, Kennesaw State University; George Drake, Millersville University; Debbie Rickey, Grand Canyon University; Patricia Hoffman-Miller, Prairie View A&M University; and Jill Shedd, Indiana University.

Taylor Honored as July Scholar of the Month

News - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 1:52pm

Congratulations to July Holmes Scholar of the Month Adrianne Taylor! Taylor is a third-year doctoral candidate at Florida A&M University (FAMU). She is also a reading coach at Griffin Middle School, a Title I information technology school in Tallahassee, Florida. Her research interests include principal leadership at Title I schools, student achievement at high-poverty schools, and cross-curricular reading.

Taylor exudes the qualities of a Holmes Scholar not only within the organization (including writing for the Scholars Report newsletter) but also within her university and her school district. As vice president of the FAMU Holmes chapter, she facilitates professional development with preservice teachers focused on building capacity in using technology to enhance instruction. Most recently, Taylor was a presenter at the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers Annual Meeting.

Using her passion for literacy as her platform, Taylor also works within her school and her district to assist teachers with effectively incorporating reading comprehension, vocabulary, and text-dependent writing in across content areas. She has served as an English/language arts curriculum writer for Leon County Schools and C-PALMS. She also serves as a member of her school’s School Improvement Plan team and the School Advisory Council.

Taylor’s dissertation topic is “Principals’ Capacity to Serve as Instructional Leaders at High-Poverty Schools.” Upon graduating, she aspires to become an administrator at a Title I school.

If you would like to nominate a Holmes Scholar of the Month, contact me at

Disturbed by Protests, State Lawmakers Appoint a Panel to Audit the U. of Missouri

The Chronicle - Administration - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:55am
The Missouri legislature has put together a commission to recommend changes in the state-university system. Nothing is off limits.
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How ‘Campus Carry’ Will Change the Way Texas Students Live Their Lives

The Chronicle - Administration - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:55am
A law that allows people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry their guns on college campuses will have effects that reverberate beyond the classroom.
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Can U. of Tennessee Students Keep a Staple of LGBT Life Afloat?

The Chronicle - Administration - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 12:01am
When state lawmakers stripped funding for the university’s diversity office, they put its Pride Center in peril. The students trying to save it are getting a crash course in budgeting and leadership.
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Are MOOCs Forever?

The Chronicle - Technology - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 12:40pm
Coursera’s Daphne Koller discusses plans for the future of a format that some thought would never last this long.
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In Houston, a Student Leader Faces Calls to Resign After Posting 'Forget #BlackLivesMatter'

The Chronicle - Administration - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:58am
The post, by the vice president of the University of Houston’s student government, has since been deleted. But many of her peers are expressing outrage on social media.
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