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News & announcements from October 2010

Anti Bullying: federal expectations

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

The U.S. Department of Education’s release Tuesday of anti-discrimination guidelines, including new suggested stronger rules for anti-bullying for pre-k-12 and colleges.  The ‘guidance letter’ suggests that bullying must be treated as a breach of federal law, beyond a campus/school district code violation. According to the NY Times, the guidance letter has been issued in the spate of…

Technology, Online & Academic Calendar

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Will Technology Kill the Academic Calendar is the title of a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.  With recent attention on community colleges with the White House Summit and increasing numbers of students enrolling online, questions continue to emerge.  Will professors work 24/7?  Will students abandon traditional semesters?  As more and more students at…

Technology, suicide and harrassment

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Technology’s power and challenge for the use of the technology of  digital cameras, live streaming and social media is in the news again.  How do college officials, college professors and staff and college services and policies promote civility and tolerance?  As the Rutger’s University’s story of suicide of a student suggests, many gay college students are still vulnerable to…

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