Loyalty a one way street?
[Warning: longer than usual post] Recently I came across an article on InsideHigherEd titled In Higher Ed, Loyalty Is a One-Way Street, and the tagline was "Loyalty of students and faculty is often demanded. Is it returned?" The main thesis of the article is that in higher education the job you're in is the job you're in unless you apply for another job and get in, at which point you can
One more down... two more to go!
The past several weeks felt a little like a marathon and a spring combined while our team was getting ready to present on our topic. For the second assignment for EDDE 804 we explored and proposed leadership implications and educational interventions for a complex issue in society. The subject we selected was sexual harassment and assault in the armed forces (specifically in Canada). Paper
Higher Education questions - 7 questions
It seems that Inside Higher Education is playing a game of 7 questions. I thought that it would be interesting to respond to these when I has little more brain space to write some more in-depth answer instead of "agree or disagree" which was the original prompt. These might very well fit into my Educational Leadership course now that I think of it. So the questions are in italics, and my
I've been slowly working on EDDE 804 assignments and reading (which is why I have not been as active on this blog lately). I've been slowly working on my third assignment, the 'big one' for this class, which is a portfolio of all my learning in 804. As part of this I am uploading my first assignment, in which I explored the concept of emergent leadership The portfolio is coming along...slowly...but
Leadership isn't about "me too"s
Yesterday, while commuting, I had written a longer post about my MOOC-coverage fatigue. It seems as though MOOC coverage has gotten out of proportion and it's spilled over to other non educational news outlets that I frequent, where I go for non-educational news. In any case, it seems as though the Google Blogger client of my iPhone ate my post. Maybe for the best, because I feel like I
On Academic Management, and running a business
I must admit, I had planned on writing a post about how finding college leaders is like dating at times, you can go with the blind date and be pleasantly surprise, or date one of your friends and (hopefully) know most of the information before hand. As I was reading the Washington Post article, however, I was overcome with a severe sense of facepalm, and as I was responding to the article, it got long
MBAs and leadership
The other day I was reading a Forbes article, which came to me via someone I follow on twitter, and the topic was Why MBA Programs Don't Produce Leaders. As someone with an MBA I was intrigued by the topic and what the author's views were so I added it to my Read It Later account for my commute home.Hansen (the author) argues that MBA programs were places that people went to learn hands-on