Category : Evaluation

It’s Chaos Out There!

The 70+ international school heads and board members attending all or part of our two-day course in governance at the EARCOS Leadership Conference in Kuala Lumpur represented an astounding variety of school types and board configurations. Size of board: from … READ MORE

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Brave New World of Careers in the Age of Big Data

This item in today’s Financial Times (FT) foreshadows either a dystopian future of lives driven by predictive analytics or a bright new day when big day helps people be their best selves (and quite possibly it will be something in … READ MORE

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Hothouse Plants or Just Human Beings?

Faculty in schools are sometimes likened to hothouse plants: they perform well under optimal conditions, but drop the temperature a degree or two and very quickly things go bad. This infamous lack of resilience drives administrators crazy. The least little … READ MORE

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Higher Education’s Best Kept Secret

Recruitment tactics at Ohio Wesleyan University, as reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education, reveals the best kept secret in American higher education: there are enough university seats for everyone (and then some). Ohio Wesleyan is a US News top-100 … READ MORE

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The Rigor Conversation

Rigor sounds good. Who wouldn’t want their child to receive a rigorous education? Or to develop rigorous study habits? The problems start when we try to define rigor, and many a school conflagration has at its genesis divergent views about … READ MORE

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New Framework for Assessing University Outcomes

The fraught conversation about how to gauge academic outcomes in higher education received a boost from a new framework developed by┬áthe American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the American Association of … READ MORE

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