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Assessing a Job Candidate

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infozone's curator insight, June 13, 2013 2:35 AM

Picking the right person for the job is a great quality in today’s economy. There are a number of ways to gauge a potential employee’s effectiveness on the job.


The first step in deciding upon a person to fill a position is to get a lineup of resumes or applications and mill through them. Picking the first person should be of utmost importance. Typically, this is the person that the employer more than likely thinks will get the job right off the bat. This can prove to be a wrong assumption, however, so further evidence is needed during the interview process.


As the interviewee approaches, it pays to take into account the type of posture and clothing they represent. A good and efficient manner of dress is an indication of an ability to please without being flashy. Presence and mannerisms such as body language are also cues into the mind of the applicant. Skilled interviews can sometimes tell the difference between a good but nervous employee and someone who is clearly under experienced or not the right fit for the job in question.


http://www.inc.com/resources/recruiting/articles/20041001/assessment.html


Questions to ask during the interview should effectively gauge the willingness of the applicant to devote their time and energy to their job fully. As such, researched and proven experience is a plus, such as a vocal description of how the applicant managed other employees or diffused a potentially ugly situation in the workplace. These are the qualities of a good worker and someone who takes their job seriously.


Sales tends to be the most difficult job to assess a candidate, and companies looking for sales representatives should know the tricks needed for exceptional executive recruitment. Salespersons need managers, so hiring through an agency will ensure that even the most green employees will be under the watch of someone who is both experienced in managing and preventing problems from happening. This leaves more time for the company owner to focus on other aspects of their business, while giving them peace of mind.


Checking the applicant’s knowledge of work situations is another method into finding out who will be the best person for the job. This includes asking the applicant the best ways to deal with a situation or problem that may arise. The crafty employee will tell the interviewer of an experience they have encountered and dealt with, whether in a positive or negative manner. This truthful answer helps the interviewer decide whether they could benefit from high level training or are simply too green to hire. Recruitment agencies take the majority of the guesswork away by presenting only the most qualified applicants to the company for hire. These can be effectively narrowed down and personalized so that only the cream of the crop ever makes it to the initial interview. For a company looking to invest in executive power, these agencies are a great choice for any potential hiring options.


http://humanresources.about.com/cs/recruiting/a/candidateeval.htm

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EDL leader interviewed by Andrew Neil on Sunday Politics (16Jun13)

The leader of the English Defence League (EDL) talks about the party's supporters and attitude to Muslims. Recorded from BBC Sunday Politics, 16 June 2013.

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4 Main Types of Clouds in Cloud Computing

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4 Main Types of Clouds in Cloud Computing:  http://su.pr/2qIBaP #biz #tips #bizchat #bizrt #CEO #business


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dan's curator insight, June 17, 2013 12:40 PM

Technology at it's best use!

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Take our Cloud Based Learning Course in July at the Westward Look in Tucson, AZ

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Understanding Credit Risk

Measure and manage your credit and export risk with comprehensive trade solutions.

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infozone's curator insight, June 13, 2013 2:15 AM

Credit risk is a term used to define the probability that a borrower will default on a loan. This is based off a number of factors, such as income, value of the initial amount loaned, and accumulated interest.


It literally pays to understand the ins and outs of how and why to invest in newer companies or larger ones in need of financial support. The potential for growth is optimal, and ensuring that executive management positions feel comfortable with investing is ideal for the business looking to make the best use of their assets. The amount of money to be made through lending is something that many companies can claim to offer, but not fully understand in a way that is of the utmost benefit to them.


Loans can be given out in a number of ways. Local and nationwide banking institutions typically have a loan process that involves an application for a specific type of loan. This can be anything from a home, business, or car. Depending on the amount needed and the nature of the lend, banks can quickly approve and deny those who apply. The process of doing so stems from the borrower filling out an application to be approved by the bank or its loan issuer.


http://www.investinginbonds.com/learnmore.asp?catid=5&subcatid=18&id=182


Applications for these loans involve determining the ability of the borrower to pay the loan back. This is true for virtually every form of credit risk. The lender wants to make everyone happy, but especially themselves when they profit from interest and other accumulated terms such as bonds and stocks. The loan form asks for the gross income of the individual and/or their family. This will place them in an economic bracket that the bank can work with. The decision is made based off of current credit score, outstanding loans and current household income or cash assets.


For the experienced lender, investing in a newer company can be a great way to use excess cash income. The company can be lent money as well as their current stock. This enables the lender to make more of a profit off of lending their money to the company in the long term. Of course, this might not always be the case. Regardless, it is still a wise choice for businesses that want to invest in new company stocks, as well as offer a hand to struggling companies.


To hedge against any potential losses means assessing and managing credit risk. A job department offers many insights and expertise into the matter, and it pays for larger companies to find any loopholes or risks of loss. As well as this, experienced credit managers can find ways to mitigate losses by purchasing credit insurance and writing covenants, which prevent any expected losses from happening in writing. The covenant is a contract that enables lenders to place rules that will stop the borrower from contracting out further loan obligations that could potentially cause them to default on their current standing.


http://www.bankersonline.com/riskmgmt/inmatrix/rm_inmatrix_030909a.html

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How to Sell Anything Using Social Media - Case studies, tips

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Whether your job is to sell cars, homes, insurance, antiques, camp, or widgets, you absolutely can use social media to your advantage. But just like hard-selling doesn't work in person, it doesn't work with social media. Here are five simple reminders about the best processes to use when selling through social media...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 31, 2013 3:15 PM

More reasons to park old-style marketing, especially in social media.

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Small Business: How to Find Time for Social Media | Heidi Cohen

Small Business: How to Find Time for Social Media | Heidi Cohen | AvisCaldw | Scoop.it

Rather, to improve your social media performance, you need an easy-to-implement routine you can stick to because social media isn’t a one time advertising campaign that’s run and done. It’s an on-going process that, like real life relationships, builds momentum over time.

 

Don’t believe it? Check out Syncapse’s research that proves Facebook yields revenuesfrom existing customers.

 

Get your small business’s social media engagement on track with these baby steps to build a daily social media routine.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 29, 2013 10:43 PM

Heidi has three social media time-saving tips.

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A Simple Way to Send Poor Kids to Top Colleges

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Basic information can substantially increase the number of low-income students who apply to, attend and graduate from top colleges.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 9, 2013 9:26 AM

The results are now in, and they suggest that basic information can substantially increase the number of low-income students who apply to, attend and graduate from top colleges.

Among a control group of low-income students with SAT scores good enough to attend top colleges — but who did not receive the information packets — only 30 percent gained admission to a college matching their academic qualifications. Among a similar group of students who did receive a packet, 54 percent gained admission, according to the researchers, Caroline M. Hoxby of Stanford and Sarah E. Turner of the University of Virginia.

James L. Morrison's comment, April 12, 2013 12:48 PM
A good report addressing an important issue in higher education's role in ensuring that we continue to maintain upward social mobility for a strong society.
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The University vs. the Internet

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Will online education dampen the college experience? Yes. Will it be worth it? Well...

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 6, 2013 6:00 PM

In some respects, this is the latest chapter in an old story of faculty entrepreneurship. By the mid-twentieth century, the president of the University of California, Clark Kerr, was already describing the Berkeley faculty as “individual entrepreneurs held together by a common grievance over parking.” Today, as star professors increasingly work for themselves, more faculty members at less prestigious institutions face low wages, meager benefits, and—since many lack tenure—minimal job security. But if the new technology threatens some professors with obscurity, others face obsolescence. Language instructors may someday be replaced by multilingual versions of Siri on your iPhone. One of my colleagues speaks of the imminent “evisceration” of graduate study, once young people who might have pursued an academic career are deterred as it becomes harder and harder to find a dignified job after years of training.

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I just checked out Udemy.com as a venue for a course on planning and one on environmental scanning. I was intrigued to see that some courses were attracting thousands of students; professors get 70% of the tuition (which they set). I suspect that there will be more Udemys in the future and more professors using this route to supplement their incomes.
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Building on the Cloud: Gehry and Box Overhaul Architecture With New Paperless Service

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Gehry Technologies has spent the last several decades developing a digital system for sharing and working on architectural plans and diagrams and other types of building information modeling, and now he's trying to share it across the industry,...

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 10, 2013 4:26 PM

“It’s a category that’s really well suited to the cloud when you think about the kind of scale of data that exists in a lot of these projects,” he says. “You know, some of them range to terabytes of information.”


Not only are the files complex, but records of who has edited, and when, and how add another level that Box helps sort out. And, points out Levie, because the files are so big, they’ve instituted a feature where users can see the renderings before downloading them, to make sure they’re looking at the right ones.


“I think when you can bring these tools to the masses, it really opens up innovation in an incredible way,” says Levie.


Gehry concurs. “I’ve dedicated a whole pile of my life — time and effort — on this topic,” he says, because most of the architecture around the world he hardly considers architecture. “It’s just buildings. And I have this hope that if we have the right tools out there that people with talent can prevail, and can show how you can build wonderful buildings for the same cost.”

Tatiana Piatanova's curator insight, April 15, 2013 5:06 PM

could be useful for GIS as well

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A Better Way to Diversify Colleges

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If private colleges banded together, they could collectively offer spots to the top two students in every one of the nation's 29,705 public high schools.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 11, 2013 7:08 PM

If private colleges and universities formed a nationwide consortium, they could build a "percentage plan" of their own without the constraints imposed by state legislatures. Just as within large state systems, private institutions run the gamut nationally from prestigious research universities to more locally oriented bodies. If they joined together, they could collectively offer guaranteed admission, need-based financial aid, and support programs to the valedictorian and salutatorian of every one of the 29,705 public high schools in the United States.

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A Faculty Refuge Becomes an Accreditor's Target

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At the City College of San Francisco, the administration is lean, and faculty members have a lot of say. Now that ethos is threatening its future.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 10, 2013 11:52 AM

One board member ia quoted as saying, ""People here don't think they have a boss."

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A Faculty Refuge Becomes an Accreditor's Target

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At the City College of San Francisco, the administration is lean, and faculty members have a lot of say. Now that ethos is threatening its future.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 10, 2013 11:52 AM

One board member ia quoted as saying, ""People here don't think they have a boss."

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A = Yes. Q = Does Community Engagement Have a Place in a Placeless University?

A = Yes. Q = Does Community Engagement Have a Place in a Placeless University? | AvisCaldw | Scoop.it

The disruption of higher education is here and our traditional models of teaching and learning have forevermore been shattered.

 

It makes this disruptive moment that much more unexpected. For even as I embrace certain aspects of this technological transformation, I would argue that it is a perfect time (or maybe just a last-ditch opportunity?) to make the case for place-based community-engaged learning. The global reach of MOOCs, I want to suggest, may actually help us reconnect with our local communities.


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 2, 2013 8:54 AM

[T]he vast majority of such MOOC registrants never make it past the first week and only about 10% end up finishing the course. What is thus truly unknown, and what we must figure out, is how we come to think about and enact community engagement both within and against the coming online transformation.


This is the state of community engagement in the disrupted university. It is a precipitous moment where traditional models and norms no longer apply so easily or thoroughly. In some cases, there are immense opportunities to be gained as faculty discover how to make their work public and bring the public into their work. In other cases, there are immense opportunities to be lost as marginalized populations and communities become ever more disenfranchised from the institutions just blocks away, yet gigabytes apart.

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Johnny Manziel Gets Called the “Kardashian” of College Football - Front Page Buzz

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Johnny Manziel Gets Called the “Kardashian” of College Football

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Entry Level Bank Branch Positions

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Search for Banking Jobs at some of the world's top companies using Singapore's leading recruitment consultancy - Michael Page International.

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infozone's curator insight, June 13, 2013 2:31 AM

Working at a bank gives the employee plenty of accounting and customer service experience, and there are many entry-level positions available for interested applicants.


College graduates can look forward to a number of different and prolific entry-level jobs to showcase their skills in a well-known banking branch, For those without the book experience, customer service tellers are much needed jobs, and account management and finances make for a more diverse job environment that one would first expect. Depending on customer service experience and other job information, applicants can look forward to a decent base salary and an exceptional workplace.


The bank teller is usually the first experience for many people at a bank. These customer service representatives must have decent computer skills and be able to make their way around the programs in use effectively. Time management in terms of helping customers is also a plus. Some of these jobs can require additional training before being put on the floor, but typically they are the most readily available and lax branch positions. Banking jobs in this sector are great for college students and newly graduated individuals.


http://www.careerrookie.com/cc/s/bank-finance-jobs


Support positions include mortgage and loan lenders. These people will have to have much more education than a traditional teller, as well as knowledge of the various bank’s policies on accepting new accounts and loans. Experience and training is required in order to get to know the ins and outs of the business and effectively reach quotas for new customers and lending money to existing policy holders. The pay for these jobs tend to be much higher due to the needed college and job experience.


Bookkeeping at a bank requires the applicant to be knowledgeable and extremely organized. While some employees will be more related to human resources, others tend to the monthly quotas and needs of the banks. This includes everything from the amount of cash processed to individual loan applications that have been approved. Money management and employee salary are only two of the responsibilities of bookkeepers at banks.


Multitasking capabilities of branch employees are typically put to the test towards the end of the month, when workload is higher and time is shorter.

For more ambitious applicants, national and local treasury jobs can be an attractive option. These jobs are typically placed on high end employer websites that are only looking for the best of the best when it comes to both experience and service. Oftentimes, a number of years are needed in order to qualify to apply, plus an exceptional amount of management and customer service experience. Dealing with national banks abroad is another plus when considering applicants, as many treasury employers work with other financial institutions in order to invest money and offer insight into the current financial state of the company. Effective management of funds given is a skill that is acquired through both experience and hands on training with a more qualified employee.


http://www.ehow.com/list_6701509_entry-level-banking-jobs.html

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Working Examples - The Network where Technology and Education Meet.

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Anjali Nair's curator insight, June 15, 2013 6:34 AM

Something interesting....

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, June 17, 2013 9:57 AM

Trying this out.  

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Raise Your Content Marketing Game | Business 2 Community

Raise Your Content Marketing Game | Business 2 Community | AvisCaldw | Scoop.it

High-quality content marketing is required to succeed in today’s competitive business world. Whether you are a large corporation, a small or big business, or an educational or non-profit organization, your website visitors crave captivating, information-rich, high-impact and insightful content. We are in the midst of the information age, and your prospects do a significant amount of online research comparing you to your competition. How can you stand out and get ahead? You need to deliver highly relevant and valuable information in a way that strikes a chord with your target audience. Would you like to publish content that delivers results—seriously increasing the ROI of your content marketing? Of course, you would, and you know that content marketing can do amazing things for your company. However, the operative word is “can.” Not all content is created equal.Strategic content marketing starts with a top-notch blog—one with a great deal of content that really hits the mark. An excellent business blog can deliver dramatically increased reach, lead generation and new business development. According to HubSpot, companies that publish a blog attract 55% more website visitors and generate 97% more inbound links and 434% more indexed web pages than companies that do not. The more frequently you publish blog content, the more website traffic and leads you are liekely to produce. Companies that publish blog content at least 20 times per month attract over five times more website traffic than those that publish content less than four times a month. In addition, companies that post blog content 20 times per month generate four times more leads than companies that do not maintain blogs.While all this sounds great, there is a catch; these statistics are based on averages. Some companies attain phenomenal results with content marketing, and others do not despite their best efforts. Now, let us address how you can match or exceed these statistics—gaining an edge over your strongest industry competitors and winning the content marketing game....


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judi knight's curator insight, June 15, 2013 1:03 PM

This is my mantra. I know it works if you find your secret sauce.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 15, 2013 3:51 PM

Useful tips for content marketing and blogging. Also helpful stats to show possible ROI.

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Singapore workers can expect conservative pay rises this year: report - Channel News Asia

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Channel News Asia Singapore workers can expect conservative pay rises this year: report Channel News Asia SINGAPORE: Singapore workers can expect only conservative pay rises this year and the forecast is less optimistic for 2014, said global...

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A Better Way to Diversify Colleges

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If private colleges banded together, they could collectively offer spots to the top two students in every one of the nation's 29,705 public high schools.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 11, 2013 7:08 PM

If private colleges and universities formed a nationwide consortium, they could build a "percentage plan" of their own without the constraints imposed by state legislatures. Just as within large state systems, private institutions run the gamut nationally from prestigious research universities to more locally oriented bodies. If they joined together, they could collectively offer guaranteed admission, need-based financial aid, and support programs to the valedictorian and salutatorian of every one of the 29,705 public high schools in the United States.

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NACUBO: Data Point the Way

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While partnering with presidents and provosts, business officers must develop a new dialogue, a new set of tools, and a new set of behaviors with data-driven outcomes.


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Gregory A. Smith's curator insight, April 30, 2013 10:40 PM
This article synthesizes the opinions of various chief academic officers and chief business officers regarding strategies for leading institutions to become more data-oriented in their decision-making. Points of advice include developing a strong partnership between academic and business leaders; developing a data focus around the parameters of a strategic plan; recognizing that cultural change is essential to long-term data orientation; enlisting the support of the president; and practicing diplomacy.
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SCUP 2013 North Central One-Day Conference

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"More than ever before, community colleges are the "front door" to higher education, and student housing needs must be addressed in new ways with new partners for students to be able to succeed."

 

- Dr. Jan Rogers, Vice President, Student Affairs, Columbus State Community College.  


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 11, 2013 8:48 AM

Register now for the June 13 one-day SCUP regional conference at Columbus State Community College: 


The Affordable Student Housing Challenge:
Meeting Student Housing Needs at Community Colleges and Two-Year Regional Campuses

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A Simple Way to Send Poor Kids to Top Colleges

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 9, 2013 9:26 AM

The results are now in, and they suggest that basic information can substantially increase the number of low-income students who apply to, attend and graduate from top colleges.

Among a control group of low-income students with SAT scores good enough to attend top colleges — but who did not receive the information packets — only 30 percent gained admission to a college matching their academic qualifications. Among a similar group of students who did receive a packet, 54 percent gained admission, according to the researchers, Caroline M. Hoxby of Stanford and Sarah E. Turner of the University of Virginia.

James L. Morrison's comment, April 12, 2013 12:48 PM
A good report addressing an important issue in higher education's role in ensuring that we continue to maintain upward social mobility for a strong society.
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The University vs. the Internet

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 6, 2013 6:00 PM

In some respects, this is the latest chapter in an old story of faculty entrepreneurship. By the mid-twentieth century, the president of the University of California, Clark Kerr, was already describing the Berkeley faculty as “individual entrepreneurs held together by a common grievance over parking.” Today, as star professors increasingly work for themselves, more faculty members at less prestigious institutions face low wages, meager benefits, and—since many lack tenure—minimal job security. But if the new technology threatens some professors with obscurity, others face obsolescence. Language instructors may someday be replaced by multilingual versions of Siri on your iPhone. One of my colleagues speaks of the imminent “evisceration” of graduate study, once young people who might have pursued an academic career are deterred as it becomes harder and harder to find a dignified job after years of training.

James L. Morrison's comment, April 12, 2013 12:54 PM
I just checked out Udemy.com as a venue for a course on planning and one on environmental scanning. I was intrigued to see that some courses were attracting thousands of students; professors get 70% of the tuition (which they set). I suspect that there will be more Udemys in the future and more professors using this route to supplement their incomes.
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The Nerdy Jam Session

I spent the last few days on my first accreditation site visit.  I’ve been on the receiving end of three of the big ten-year versions -- lucky timing -- so it seemed like time to try being on the other side.

I won’t disclose any of the particulars of the discussion or the school, as a professional courtesy.  But the experience itself seems like fair game.


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A Better Way to Diversify Colleges

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If private colleges banded together, they could collectively offer spots to the top two students in every one of the nation's 29,705 public high schools.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 11, 2013 7:08 PM

If private colleges and universities formed a nationwide consortium, they could build a "percentage plan" of their own without the constraints imposed by state legislatures. Just as within large state systems, private institutions run the gamut nationally from prestigious research universities to more locally oriented bodies. If they joined together, they could collectively offer guaranteed admission, need-based financial aid, and support programs to the valedictorian and salutatorian of every one of the 29,705 public high schools in the United States.