Monthly Archives: March 2016

For a Campus That Balked at a Plunge Into Online Learning, a New Chief (CHE)

MARCH 27, 2016 Renaissance President A university whose last president plunged it into online learning, and met with some reluctance, will be led next by an administrator who is a scholar of English Renaissance literature. Mary A. Papazian, who has … Continue reading

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Psychology of Political Activism: Smith’s MOOC Launches This Week (Smith College)

Published March 16, 2016 Smith’s first MOOC, on the Psychology of Political Activism, launched Tuesday, March 15, on edX.org. Courses start the week of March 21, and registration is open now. The seven-week course—taught by psychology professor Lauren Duncan and based on the popular … Continue reading

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Ph.D.s Embrace Alternative Dissertations. The Job Market May Not. (CHE)

By Vimal Patel   FEBRUARY 28, 2016  [full article here.] Nick Sousanis has scored some wins lately. After taking an academic risk to use an alternative form for his dissertation — a comic book about visual thinking — he successfully defended … Continue reading

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