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News & announcements from November 2009

Assessment report 11/30/09

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

New report on integrative learning and impact on assessment from National Learning Communities at Evergreen State College. The report, published in Change magazine’s September-October issue, details what faculty from 20 institutions learned about assessing student work and integrative learning during the National Project on Assessing Learning in Learning Communities. Their in-depth discussions, with colleagues at…

Higher Ed fiscal crisis protects wealthy

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

A short article by sociologist Peter Phillips about the crisis in public higher education in CA. 11/23/09.  The current crisis is in part challenged by the ‘no tax’ mentality of general public, while corporate taxes and taxes on the wealthy have dimished resources and cut access to public higher education in CA.

Social Sciences Conference CFP

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Call for papers for Social Sciences Conference 36th Annual Conference of the Eastern Community College Social Science Association at Raritan NY on March 25-27, 2010.  Final Proposals Due Date: December 15, 2009  

Crisis in higher education in California

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! on 11/17/09 about the impact of the financial crisis in CA on community colleges, state colleges and the University system of CA.

Inside Higher Education

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Inside Higher Education is a daily online news for faculty, staff and administrators in colleges.  Confessions of a community college dean is a regular post that identifies issues pertinent to community colleges.

Honolulu Community College Teaching Tips

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Honolulu Community College Teaching Tips – A general overview on how to create a syllabus, how to conduct your first class, how to create an exam, and how to deal with inappropriate classroom behaviors.

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