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First generation college students

Introduction First generation college students-- or those students whose parents did not complete a four-year degree-- face unique challenges. First-generation students include traditional-aged students, active-duty members of the military and veterans studying...

Two Cheers for the Disciplines

There’s a lot of talk these days—as there’s always been—about reforming higher education.  One of the more popular ideas getting a lot of play is that doing away with the disciplines will fix what’s wrong with the system.  The disciplines are maligned for being...

Jobs and the Future of a College Education?

What is the future of a college education in the USA? The recent economic downturn seems to have sharpened the already well-known trend toward seeing a college education largely in terms of enhancing one's economic security. And as our uncertain economic times...

Thinking of IF in other ways…

My freshman class continued using the IF process this week, though the focus is shifting. They have begun to discuss what/how to share what they have learned about "the value of higher education" with a younger student audience.  I asked them to think about what...

Using IF with a Group of Faculty

I wanted to share my recent experience about using the IF process with a group of faculty at my institution to discuss changing general education requirements. When I attended the 2009 Summer Institute, I considered how to implement IF into venues other than...

Trusteeing the Process

On Sunday I spent about 90 minutes at a retreat for the Board of Trustees of a local private school.  I served on this Board for the past three years, so I was already familiar with the personalities and issues the Board faces.  I brought my markers &...