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When Millennials Become Managers

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 17, 2016 - 10:05pm
Their leadership styles may differ from the status quo, and not just because they use Twitter.
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4 Lessons for Aspiring Administrators

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 17, 2016 - 10:04pm
Doctoral training doesn’t exactly prepare us to admit areas of ignorance or demur from participating in some conversations.
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Someday, Altmetrics Will No Longer Need ‘Alt’

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 17, 2016 - 10:04pm
As academics turn to nontraditional measures of their scholarly work’s impact, the notion of "alternative" will fade, predicts a pioneer in the field.
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I Want Your Respect, Not Your Advice

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 17, 2016 - 10:04pm
My faculty colleagues are often condescending. Maybe it’s just because I look young — or maybe it’s because I’m a woman of color.
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Achieving a Culture of Communication on Campus

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 17, 2016 - 10:04pm
It’s about using the right techniques to engage the right audience about a relevant topic at the optimal time.
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Under the Gun

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 17, 2016 - 10:00pm
Faculty members in some states prepare for new laws that will allow concealed weapons in their classrooms.
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Berkeley Student Is Among Those Killed in Terror Attack in France

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 17, 2016 - 7:37pm
The 20-year-old student had been participating in a summer entrepreneurship program in Nice. Three other Berkeley students were among those injured.
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1998: The Role of Green Polyester in Faculty Hiring

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 17, 2016 - 4:30pm
Frumpy or chic? Sometimes clothes make the professor.
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Bonuses Push More Public-College Leaders Past $1 Million

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 17, 2016 - 4:30pm
Five presidents hit that mark in 2015, and three of them were in Texas, according to The Chronicle's annual analysis of compensation at the top.
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For U. of Arkansas’s New Business Dean, It’s All About Logistics

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 17, 2016 - 4:27pm
Matthew A. Waller may be the first business dean in the country to be drawn from the area of supply-chain management.
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What I'm Reading: 'The Power of Unsolvable Problems'

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 17, 2016 - 4:26pm
A newspaper article reminds an engineering professor of the importance of learning from failure.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (7/22/2016)

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 17, 2016 - 4:23pm
Compiled by Anais Strickland
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Deadlines (7/22/2016)

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 17, 2016 - 4:21pm
Compiled by Anais Strickland
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“Advocacy is an Obligation, Not a Choice”: NBCDI Parent Power BootCamp

U.S. Department of Education Blog - July 17, 2016 - 8:00am

As President and CEO of the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) I have the privilege of speaking before many audiences, but I’ve never been more excited to come before a group — and to hear the immediate feedback about the impact of the day — than I was during National Black Child Development Week. Themed “A Week of Action,” the centerpiece of the week was NBCDI’s first Parent Power BootCamp. Held in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education (ED), the Parent Power BootCamp brought parents, caregivers and advocates together to “Get In-formation” – focusing both on exchanging knowledge and action planning to get in position to do the work of being relentless advocates and accountability agents on behalf of our children.

Caring and concerned adults wrote lessons learned and messages of affirmation to parent advocates across the nation. (Photo credit: National Black Child Development Institute)

Busloads of parents and caregivers got “In-formation” about the recently passed Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and its implications for investments in early education, equity for disadvantaged students, high academic standards for college and career readiness, assessments, and accountability. They came from all across the surrounding region, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia and the Washington Metropolitan area. Through ED’s live stream, our National Affiliate Network, including the cities of Houston, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta, Sacramento, Denver, Nashville, Detroit, Paramus (NJ) and Mid-Hudson (NY) joined as well.

We were joined by an amazing group of colleagues, referred to as “coaches”: David Johns, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans who urged parents to stand for equity; Lynn Jennings, Field Director at the Education Trust who empowered parents to know the assessments used to measure their children’s learning; Liz King, Josh Porter, and Jheanelle Wilkins from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights who presented on equity in school funding; and Janel George of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, joined by parent advocates Lorraine Wright and Kandise Lucas, who rallied parents to hold schools accountable.

David Johns, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (Initiative) discusses the work of the Initiative and the importance of ensuring educational equity under ESSA for African American youth. (Photo credit: National Black Child Development Institute)

Our goals for the day weren’t just that participants would leave feeling informed, but connected and in community with each other, and equipped and empowered through the knowledge and information they received. We created a NBCDI Parent Power ESSA Toolkit for each of them to take home and share with other parents, caregivers, friends and colleagues to ensure they have the resources to inform their choices on behalf of their children. They are the accountability force to ensure their children receive the education they deserve.

This is NBCDI’s message to them and to all of us. Let’s get information. But, let’s also do something with it. That is why NBCDI will collaborate with our National Affiliate Network to host Parent Power BootCamps in communities across the country. National Black Child Development “Week of Action” was only the beginning. We will get in formation and we will move.

Watch the NBCDI Parent Power BootCamp live stream here and get information.

Tobeka G. Green is President and CEO of the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI). For 46 years, NBCDI has been at the forefront of engaging caregivers, policymakers and advocates around issues that impact Black children and families. With the support of its National Affiliate Network in communities across the country, NBCDI is committed to its mission “to improve and advance the quality of life for Black children and families through education and advocacy.”

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Embattled Dowling College to Close After All

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 15, 2016 - 12:54pm
The small liberal-arts college on New York's Long Island, in debt and about to lose accreditation, tried to stave off a shutdown but acknowledged defeat.
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Why an HBCU Leader Felt Compelled to Speak Out on Race and Policing

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 15, 2016 - 12:49pm
John Silvanus Wilson Jr., president of Morehouse College, wrote a widely cited essay for The Huffington Post about an incident in which he was stopped by the police "for no apparent reason." He hopes his experience is instructive to a new generation of black men.
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Indiana Governor, Trump's VP Choice, Backed Controversial 'Religious Freedom' Law

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 15, 2016 - 11:16am
Mike Pence last year signed the legislation, which drew sharp criticism at higher-education institutions across the state.
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Disturbed by Protests, State Lawmakers Appoint a Panel to Audit the U. of Missouri

Chronicle of Higher Education - July 15, 2016 - 2:55am
The Missouri legislature has put together a commission to recommend changes in the state-university system. Nothing is off limits.
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