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Fourth issue, Volume five
TLT Group TGIF 1.31.2012
|From TLT Group World Headquarters
This Friday, February 3, we are pleased to host our friend and colleague, Alice Brown, to discuss her new book Changing Course: Reinventing Colleges, Avoiding Closures.
If you are part of a college or university community, then you'll want
to join us for this important conversation about the stability of our
institutions, our roles within them, and what can be done when a college
is in crisis.
Also, a thanks to everyone who joined us for last week's FridayLive! on Ender’s Game! We had a great turnout which yielded a flurry of conversation and stimulating discussion. Come back on February 10th for more about the book's ideas and what Steve calls Ender's Game Test for Artificial Instruction. How can a student tell if a live person is the teacher in a course? Does that matter?
What are the warning signs that a college is on the brink of closing?
Interview with Alice Brown about her book: Changing Course: Reinventing Colleges, Avoiding Closures.
Registration for Feb. 3
Friday Feb 3, 2:00pm EDT....Free to all
Guests: Alice Brown, Past President of the Appalachian College Association
thriving college is immune from unforeseen disaster, just as no
struggling college is irreversibly destined for closure.” Sadly, if you
are part of a college or university community -- student, alumni, board
member, faculty, president, any other academic professional -- you can
no longer be fully confident of the stability of your institution or of
your role within it.
live online session, we’ll discuss the dangers, the warning signs, and
how to deal with them. Alice Brown will summarize and extend the ideas
in her new book Changing Course in which she “... presents stories of
colleges in crisis and considers what makes the difference between a
college that closes and one that nearly closes but manages to remain
open.” First Brown, then other participants, will be invited to share
their observations and insights in response to these and other
questions: What pushes a college to the brink of closing? What are the
differences between colleges that "reinvent themselves" or barely avoid
closing, and those that disappear? Are there any positive opportunities
that can be grasped in these crises?
What's ahead on FridayLive!... FridayLive! full event calendar
||What pushes a college to the brink of closure? Warning signs? Too late? Can you help?
"Good enough for other people's children, but not yours?" - Innovation, degration, or rupture?
Ender's Test - Is your course a pizza?
Sustaining New Year's exercise resolutions in spite of 5 (out of 9) common problems
critical thinking using the case study method and cooperative learning
techniques" - Appreciation of R.W. Grossman, Kalamazoo
Educational Video Games with Real/Virtual Missiles?
| Online Institute
Is Meta Really Betta? Using Metacognition and Reflection Online
February 14, 21, and 28, 2012
2:00 - 3:00pm EDT
presenters skilled in developing strategies for improving the success
of students and teachers in courses will present a highly interactive
three-session workshop on using reflection in teaching, helping
participants learn how to teach the way we want to teach.
Leaders: Lucy MacDonald, Florida State College Jacksonville, Saundra McGuire, Louisiana State University, John Zubizarreta, Columbia College
This workshop is free to TLT Group Individual Members. Check your institution's status here if you have your membership through an institutional subscription.