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 led Southern Connecticut State University since 2012, will become president of San Jose State University … Read moreFor a Campus That Balked at a Plunge Into Online Learning, a New Chief (CHE)

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 in-person Smith course that she’s taught for 17 years—is open to learners from around the … Read morePsychology of Political Activism: Smith’s MOOC Launches This Week (Smith College)

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 it in 2014 and earned his doctorate in interdisciplinary studies from Columbia University. The dissertation … Read morePh.D.s Embrace Alternative Dissertations. The Job Market May Not. (CHE)