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  • Identifying Mechanisms Producing Liberal Arts Educational Outcomes
    December 5, 2018
    I’ve participated in multiple discussions over the last few days, all of which are relevant to an important issue facing the country. The question of interest is the effect of a liberal arts education to valued life outcomes. It’s first important to note that the term “liberal arts education” is not uniformly understood. From one […]
  • What is New; What is True
    November 28, 2018
    While there are a variety of cultures across disciplines, departments, schools, fields of a university, there are also commonalities. The commonalities are most vivid in the scholarship or research activities of the diverse fields. It is true that there are very diverse methods and styles of scholarship. One field may pride itself on the work […]
  • Appreciation
    November 21, 2018
    As I approached the archway of the ICC building yesterday, I noticed, along with other announcements of events, an 8.5 x 10 inch piece of paper taped to the brick wall. The authoring group or persons were unidentified. Instead of announcing an upcoming lecture or a performing arts event, the sheet contained a numbered list […]
  • Peer Review and Quality Assessment in Research
    November 14, 2018
    Those subject to peer review of their proposals for research funding or of their scholarly products view it as a significant hurdle to succeeding in their careers. To those outside of academia, peer review can be misinterpreted as cronyism that illegitimately rewards friends and allies.  That interpretation is far away from my experience. The peer […]