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!

 

Rethinking How We Measure Social ROI

Social ROI may not be a metric you are familiar with, but if you are, you may likely have heard the easiest and “best” measure of it is financial.  This essay suggests that measure is quite insufficient but also ties money to the higher education experience further by looking at tuition ROI and beyond.  Read more>>>

 

College students say they want a degree for a job. Are they getting what they want?

How can colleges and universities meet the new demands of attendees and still maintain their charter regarding citizenry, critical thinking, and lifelong learning?  With a massive underemployment issue facing graduates, this article starts to dance between the line of the responsibility for the schools but also the responsibility for the employers.  Read more>>>

 

$33,000 Academic Journal Articles That Almost No One Reads

An interesting blog / essay regarding connectedness from the viewpoint of the academy to practitioners and “the public” interest.  Is a change to how we research, what we research, and how we report findings long overdue?  This emeritus professor believes research is in need of a changed role in higher ed.  Read more>>>

 

OPINION: Schooling Is Not Education

An interesting take on connectedness (or the lack thereof) from South Africa.  You will likely recognize the same issues we talk about every day – lack of connection between curricula and critical thinking, time not equating to learning, and more.  Read more>>>

 

Instead of focusing on diversity on campus, we need to focus on equality

More and more we see that connectedness extends far beyond the classroom and has implications that are just as broad and deep as learner success.  This opinion piece describes the context of the American University in terms of connecting all peoples, regardless of background, race, and more.  Read more>>>