DrThomasHo

DrThomasHo

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507 weeks ago @ The Principal of Change - The Blended PLC · 0 replies · +1 points

In #2, isn't the word "not" missing before "often"?

512 weeks ago @ Edudemic - Share Your Favorite We... · 0 replies · +1 points

Diigo is my favorite because not only does it enable me to share my bookmarks & access them from anywhere, but it also enables me to annotate text on my bookmarked pages.

519 weeks ago @ Big Government - Higher Education Refor... · 0 replies · +1 points

The problem is our K-12 education system isN'T preparing capable students for college...parents bear much responsibility as well for NOT instilling values FOR education!

519 weeks ago @ Big Government - Higher Education Refor... · 0 replies · +1 points

In my professional experience, faculty DO INDEED receive annual review and post-tenure review invokes 'rehabilitation' after two consecutive unsatisfactory reviews. The problem is that this process isn't as rigorous as the process which governs promotion from non-tenured to tenured status! That process is "up or out" so IF YOU DON'T GAIN TENURE, YOU'RE GONE. Some faculty do NOT gain tenure, but the proportion varies widely!

519 weeks ago @ Big Government - The Silliness That Was... · 0 replies · +2 points

While these fools were out in the hot sun marching, many of us were ONLINE (likely in AC :-) learning how to reform education at The Reform Symposium: http://ReformSymposium.com

I blogged about this irony at:
http://blog.learnstream.info/post/8527189092/rsco...

519 weeks ago @ Big Government - The Silliness That Was... · 0 replies · +1 points

Unions enrich the union LEADERS...I doubt they do as much for the MEMBERS :-(

519 weeks ago @ Big Government - Higher Education Refor... · 0 replies · +1 points

I loved when my "old" Dean characterized faculty politics for being disproportionate with the stakes being so "low" :-)

Alas, I'm afraid the (especially financial) stakes are much higher now! :-(

519 weeks ago @ Big Government - Higher Education Refor... · 0 replies · +2 points

As I said, faculty don't like to "get their hands dirty"

I loved my School administration in the 1980s because my Dean changed his own oil and my Associate Dean did woodwork...they both held doctorate degrees! I suspect they wereN'T typical even back then :-)

519 weeks ago @ Big Government - Higher Education Refor... · 0 replies · +2 points

I hope your comments help the "uninitiated' to realize the "complexity" of the situation because they are RIGHT ON!

Regional accreditation is a huge "tail wagging the dog" while discipline-oriented accreditation, e.g. http://abet.org, has much merit.

519 weeks ago @ Big Government - Higher Education Refor... · 0 replies · +3 points

If he's NOT in engineering or science, it's probably true :-(