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Entries Tagged as 'Education'

East-West Center lands former Harvard fundraising executive

September 15th, 2014 · 8 Comments

The East-West Center appears to have scored a big coup with the hiring of Paul T. Keenan as acting head of its fundraising arm, according to word spreading among EWC supporters. Keenan is expected to take over the reins of the East-West Center Foundation, which operates as a private nonprofit organization. He comes to the […]

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Tags: Education · Politics

Missouri court: Sunshine Law doesn’t require disclosure of university course syllabi

September 3rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

In an interesting sunshine law case, a Missouri appeals court ruled last week that the state’s public records law does not require the University of Missouri to disclose class syllabi prepared by professors. The decision came in a lawsuit brought by a Washington, D.C.-based group, National Council of Teachers Quality, which had argued that the […]

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Tags: Education · Sunshine

Throwback Thursday v2: Back to the Mortimer years and faculty workload

August 28th, 2014 · 12 Comments

The hidden agenda in the hiring freeze and budget cuts hitting the University of Hawaii’s Manoa Campus appears to involve faculty workload. It started with soon-to-be-former Chancellor Tom Apple’s comment that Manoa is “faculty rich,” with a very low student-faculty ration, which he said was 11-1. The prospect of another messy battle over workload prompted […]

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An educator struggles with new law allowing armed students in class

August 21st, 2014 · 3 Comments

I have a cousin who is a history professor at Boise State University. She’s in a funk about the beginning of their fall semester, and she blogged about the reasons at her personal site, The Clutter Museum. It stems from a new Idaho law allowing students to carry concealed weapons on the university campus. She […]

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Another small bite of the Apple

August 4th, 2014 · 11 Comments

In his rebuttal letter to a negative evaluation by the UH president, Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple touted his own attempts to control the budget. His responses to the president spent a lot of time explaining how he was prevented from reducing the flow of campus cash to the medical school and cancer center. But Apple’s […]

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