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Kevin R. McClure
Assoc Prof of Higher Ed | College Management, Leadership, & Finance | Public Regional University Advocate | EdD Coordinator
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Kevin R. McClure 5h
Replying to @cant_b @Dr_AndrewK
Yes. I need to get back to grading ✌️
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Kevin R. McClure 5h
My twitter feed just changed and became extra big. Did this happen to everyone? I'm having a hard time tracking conversations. I'm an old spirit, change is hard.
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Kevin R. McClure 5h
Replying to @chris3edwards
I knew someone would ask this :) Not entirely, of course, but we at least have assessments, course evaluations, faculty evaluation systems, etc. These courses had almost nothing and most data went to the company, not the university.
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Kevin R. McClure 5h
Replying to @cant_b @Dr_AndrewK
I know your view, I read your book 🤓. And don’t disagree but think these labels have meaning, mainly for those positioned as lesser for being “non.”
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Kevin R. McClure 5h
Replying to @Dr_AndrewK @cant_b
Yeah, I try to do the same. But I'm also working on some op-eds, and the editors are like, no one knows what these are :)
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Kevin R. McClure 6h
Replying to @cant_b
My concern is less about what we call these institutions & more about what those terms suggest about other institutions. It often sets up a binary: elite v. non-elite. I find that problematic. But it's hard to avoid these terms without using generic terms/jargon few understand.
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Kevin R. McClure 6h
Replying to @Dr_AndrewK @cant_b
I don't know if it's a motive, but would agree there doesn't seem to be much concern with consequences. I would guess much of this stems from very little understanding of higher ed.
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Kevin R. McClure 7h
Congrats! Look forward to reading it.
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Kevin R. McClure 9h
Replying to @kevinrmcclure
It's worth noting that eliminating duplicate programs in this way--so basically having one university in the state have a college of education--strikes me as a disastrous option in terms of access. But there aren't going to be many good options on the table.
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Kevin R. McClure 9h
University of Alaska regents delay vote on financial exigency. Two options, eliminating duplication of large academic programs and closing community campuses, would generate only a little more than $50 million out of $200 million in necessary cuts.
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Kevin R. McClure 9h
Replying to @kevinrmcclure
So, the university had very little sense of students' experience and whether the courses meaningfully helped them with career goals. But they collected the money. Many of the students were military spouses making use of their benefits. It was eye-opening.
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Kevin R. McClure 9h
Replying to @deandad
The courses are on a range of topics. Everything from how to use Excel to business administration. The kicker? No one (including the company) had ever done much assessment of the courses. I know because a former student oversaw the program.
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Kevin R. McClure 9h
explores colleges slapping their names on courses offered by by third-party providers. My institution does this in continuing education (as do many others). Revenue-generating short courses offered by a company.
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Kevin R. McClure 20h
Replying to @Brown_e_Points
Thank you!
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Kevin R. McClure 20h
Replying to @FeleciaElana
Yes, though I don’t know exact percentages or change over time. But we certainly know there’s still a lot of white men.
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Kevin R. McClure 20h
Replying to @Brown_e_Points
Do you have any sense of how/when decisions will be announced?
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Randy Geller 21h
Already happening. Public flagships w/ sufficiently large endowments vigorously chase high-performing low-income students with $$$ & robust support programs that regionals can't match. And very few of those public flagships can compete w/ the privates w/ substantial endowments.
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Kevin R. McClure 22h
Replying to @AudreyPeek @Dcollier74
They do. I just didn’t find the definitions very intuitive the first few times I read them. I *think* I have a better sense now.
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Cecilia Orphan 23h
I have a prediction after reading this interview w/Mark Schlissel chancellor of University of Michigan and attending . As enrollments decline, flagships will leverage endowments to offer scholarships to high-performing, low-income students (1/3)
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Kevin R. McClure 23h
Replying to @CeciliaOrphan
I think you're certainly right about flagships being able to leverage larger endowments and fundraising broadly so that they're less affected by enrollment issues.
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