Monthly Archive: September 2016

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Does Tenure for IT Staff Solve a Problem?

A couple of weeks ago there was an essay in Inside HigherEd arguing that we should tenure IT professionals.  To say I had a strong negative reaction to the article would be something of an understatement.  With a little time between me and the article, I wanted to see if I could better articulate my thoughts outside the 140 character restraints of Twitter.

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What is Academic Transformation Anyway (and Can You Really Lead It)?

A few months ago, I was asked to join the advisory group for the EDUCAUSE Leading Academic Transformation Community of Practice. Working with this interesting, intelligent, thoughtful group of people has been a great ride so far, and I’m excited to see how the work we’re doing will benefit the community.   As we’ve been sifting through ideas, I keep coming back to one key question: just what do we mean by academic transformation, and how to you lead it?