inequality & networks: the sociocultural implications for higher ed

Next week is #dLRN15 at Stanford. Months of planning and debating and collaborating (and panicking!) all come together to launch an inaugural conference/conversation on Making Sense of Higher Education: Networks & Change. It’s all Panic At The Disco around here these days, people. *** There are some serious high hopes embedded and embodied in #dLRN15. Not just […]…

#dLRN15 – Making Sense of Higher Education

I sat at a lunch table earlier this week with some friends and colleagues at my institution and accidentally started a rousing conversation…about conferences. I asked: What do conferences need to DO to be…valuable? We all had different answers. In fact, we were perhaps in entirely separate conversations. One staff colleague, affiliated with an association with an established and funded annual conference, said […]…

the dissertation is done; long live the dissertation?

There is a little nook in the Dallas-Fort Worth airport with four black leather armchairs along the back wall of a 10×10 room. I finished my Ph.D in one of those chairs, last weekend. I mean finished finished, as in the summative completion of the document that somehow is meant to stand in for nearly five years of […]…