Interdisciplinary thinking, Pi and adaptive innovators

Graduate education has long focused on depth in the disciplines.  Academic disciplines have provided a system for organizing scholarship through academically accepted set of methodologies, professional journals and professional societies.  Disciplines tend to have a critical mass of scholars and … Continue reading

Universities of applied sciences

I was doing some research about some of the universities we will be visiting, and started to uncover more about the universities of applied sciences (or Fachhochschulen).  The SUPSI website (Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana, Swiss University of Applied … Continue reading

Back to Basics – Wikipedia at its best

While researching my topic of choice (diversity in higher education) I realized that there really was some terminology that I needed to be more familiar with (Matura, the specific Cantons, etc.). This lead me to a couple of useful wikipedia pages that I wanted to share: Swiss Universities by enrollment A prominent Swiss education reformer […]

not the Hokey Pokey..

Professor Shelli Fowler is not teaching GPP participants at the GPP 2012 Input Seminar the Hokey Pokey dance – she is urging seminar participants to get savvy with new technology in teaching.

Academia is a…

‘In many other lines of work, people with interesting CVs who gathered experiences in different fields and in a variety of jobs, are especially valued employees. In academia, they’re not welcome. In some respects, academia is a closed, self-sustaining and … Continue reading

Indeed a Great Programme Preparation (GPP) :)

We had a splendid entry into the GPP last week here in sunny Basel. Many new ideas, new faces and new experiences made the time totally worth it. Knowing more about the US, French and Swiss education systems were thorough eye-openers. We also had an opportunity to get to know your profiles briskly and do […]

I booked my flights! My itinerary!

I booked my flight for Global Perspectives today. Here is my rough outline for those of you interested in going to Rome before our group travels. Tuesday May 15: Fly out of Chicago. Transfer in NYC. Land in Rome on … Continue reading