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UT President Bill Powers: "Remind yourself that it's all worth it"

On June 2nd, Bill Powers will end his tenure as president of the University of Texas.

During his nine years as the leader of the university, Powers helped the school to reform the undergraduate experience; elevate graduation rates, increase student body diversity, expand online education, create the Dell Medical School, grow its research programs and successfully reach a fundraising goal of over $3 billion, the largest in Texas history. 1,107 more words


Class Notes: A Story of Bias in 2003 and Today

I told you I’ve been covering class bias in higher education for a long time. I was going through some old files when I found this unpublished piece on from 2003. 3,530 more words


PhD: is the doctoral thesis obsolete? - via @timeshighered --- #highered

21 MAY 2015 | BY PAUL JUMP – THE

“Should the foundations of a 21st-century academic career still be built on the traditional model?”

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#PlaceNet15 conference report - day 1

It’s always the most exciting part of my professional placement year – the annual PlaceNet conference. For three days, placements and employability professionals from about 20 universities discuss academic placements, employer engagement, and how to provide a quality student experience in an ever more austere funding regime. 339 more words

Education & Employability

Five ways #universities have already changed in the 21st century

Global higher education underwent a period of remarkable change in the first 15 years of the 21st century. Five key trends affecting universities around the world illustrate how, despite increased access to information, our understanding of higher education remains limited. 30 more words

Higher Education

Academic librarians another other things that go bump in the night

Today after work I decided to dust off my kettle bell and calisthenics workout. It felt really good but I’m out of shape, am already getting sore, and am also fairly wired. 311 more words



Time for a few updates!

Martial Arts

The cost outweighs the benefit so I’m not planning to continue on with judo. It just isn’t worth tearing up my body at this age — esp. 505 more words