What Really Matters: The Truth About For-Profit Vs. Non-Profit Universities

I was at a conference a couple weeks ago, and an acquaintance made a comment about a presentation that he had attended. “It is good, but the speaker was from Continue Reading →

5 Tips for Writing & Finishing a Master’s Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

I’ve had this conversation quite a bit lately, with both advisees and colleagues who are at the final stage in their graduate programs. Writing that big paper can be intimidating Continue Reading →

Does Sweet Briar College Need to Close? Lessons & Reflections

I’ve been following the conversation about the board’s recent announcement to close Sweet Briar College at the end of the school year, despite a significant endowment (close to 100 million) Continue Reading →

17 Quotes & Notes on What Employers Want Most & Get Least from Grads

SXSWedu 2015 is over. Educators and edupreneurs are heading back home. What are they taking with them that they didn’t have before? That is going to be different for each Continue Reading →

What happens when…?” 6 Questions from Day 2 of #SXSWedu

Day 2 of SXSWedu comes to an end. What better way to end the day than to reflect on the rich conversations, presentations and interactions? Today I’ll do it in Continue Reading →

Reflections on Badge the World: A Great Start to #SXSWedu

My first day at SXSWedu did not disappoint. I arrived a bit late, but it was rich with a half-dozen thought-provoking conversations and a couple of excellent presentations. For me, Continue Reading →

Bold But Humble Innovation: A Philosophical Primer for #SXSWedu

As I prepare to head out for what I hope to be an amazing conference at SXSWedu, I decided to take the time to remind myself about a few of Continue Reading →