Friday Campus Connections

Join us every Friday to see how connectedness shows up in "real-world" stories and scenarios.  Here are 5 articles, blogs, or other resources that illustrate the power of connectedness.  Of course, we'll keep blogging away too.  We hope you'll stop back by on Monday, to see our newest post.  And don't forget to follow us on twitter (@IICEorg).  Happy Friday!


In the Hot Seat

Instead of a quick read, how about a few quick video interviews?  The Chronicle’s series interviews top leaders in education, asking them poignant and sometimes difficult questions.  Read more>>>

Think Professors Are Liberal? Try School Administrators

Liberal view points are often pointed out by politicians and media who desire a more balanced approach to agenda setting and teaching (vs indoctrination) across higher education.  This conservative professor did some research that will only add more fuel to the fire but may also give some students and parents pause.  Read more>>>

Higher Education: Drop the Term "Liberal Arts"

Sometimes disconnectedness is as important to discuss as connectedness.  Based on research from Gallup, it seems that the college bound, and even those who have already attended, do not see much relevance with liberal arts education.  The writer argues that it is time to drop the moniker and get back to what liberal arts education provides in a tangible, pragmatic way.  Read more>>>

Seizing the Teachable Moment

By connecting learning to poignant, relevant, sometimes controversial, and (extremely) current issues, the writer asserts our students are not only more informed, but also better prepared for the journey that lays ahead.  At the same time, the opportunities for critical thinking and other high-level, learning outcomes is great.  Read more>>>

To Find the Best Fit, Ignore the Rankings

Yet another research study shows the potential harm rankings (such as US News & World Report) can do to students and families.  If viewed through a lens of connectedness, this is a matter of connecting back to things that actually matter, instead of white-washed, under-nuanced, incredibly variated issues that are truly important but also very difficult to measure accurately.  Read more>>>