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  1. When Nobody Steps Up

    Blog: Confessions of a Community College DeanMy friend Christine Nowik posted a great question on Twitter this week. Linking to a piece about department chairs who have stayed too long, she noted that in many departments there’s nobody willing to step up if the current chair steps down. In some cases, chairs stick around less out of eagerness for the position than out of a lack of alternatives. What to do when that happens? I’ve seen this happen several times over the…
  2. Alt-Ac Conversations and Social Media as the New Smoking

    Blog: Technology and Learning"I have to wonder if someday there will come a time when social media will become the pariah of our social circles. That the dude off in the corner consuming his Instagram feed will be looked at the same as the guy standing at the street corner sucking on a Marlboro. I wonder when we will see TV and radio commercials about laser treatments to cure your addiction to Facebook games and Snapchat pictures. Will there be social media consumption tables at…
  3. Virginia Tech Veterinary Dean Blasts Honor for Michael Vick

    The Virginia Tech announcement that Michael Vick was among five recently selected for the university's Sports Hall of Fame discussed his football success at the university and in the National Football League. The announcement didn't mention his indictment (to which he admitted guilt in 2007 and then served time in jail) for running an illegal dogfighting ring. Virginia Tech's decision to honor him has angered many. More than 56,000 people have signed a petition calling on the university to…