Social Media in Higher Education

I found an interesting article ( which summarizes an annual survey by the Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson on social media use by higher education faculty (the survey is conducted annually sinc…

In Defense of the Ivory Tower

Obligatory tower photo: Truly, those are words I never thought I would write. Perhaps a more accurate title would be, “A Particularly Limited and Nuanced Partial Defense of the the Ivory Tower,” but let’s face it, that’s pretty wishy-washy. For the last two weeks, it has been my honor and privilege to participate in Virginia […]


For the last two weeks, the VT Global Perspectives Program (GPP) participants (@GPPVT, #gpp14) have been actively engaged in visits to selected universities in Switzerland, Italy and France. The theme for these visits was the “future of higher education: preparing for … Continue reading