Vocational Education

I read an interesting article just now on Slate.com about vocational education, “‘Kid, I’m Sorry, but You’re Just Not College Material’ Is exactly what we should be telling a lot of high school students.” While the title of the article … Continue reading

“I’m Leaving on a Jet Plane”

I’m leaving on a jet plane in just about nine weeks, but unlike John Denver I know when I’ll be back. As a member of the 2014 Virginia Tech Global Perspectives Program I am preparing to leave the U.S. for two weeks to learn more about global higher education systems, specifically in Europe. During the […]

Academic Freedom and Rachel Slocum

If you have not heard about the controversy surrounding Rachel Slocum, I urge you to read the Chronicle of Higher Education article entitled “One Email, Much Outrage”, by Peter Schmidt. It is an unfortunate story that highlights just how quickly … Continue reading

Graduate education and social media

Most everyone would agree that social media has changed the ways in which we interact – not just in our social settings but in our professional lives as well.  Although somewhat slower initially to embrace social media, higher education institutions … Continue reading