Posts Tagged: Albert DeCiccio

Amid Focus on Affordability, a Call to See HEIs as Laboratories where Getting it Right the First Time Matters Less than Learning from Mistakes

We are familiar with the Greek concept of chronos, or chronological time, of which we too often lament there is not enough. Perhaps we should embrace the other Greek concept of time: kairos, or the right time, the time when something remarkable is about to happen. I believe that now is the right time for higher education to distinguish itself by becoming, from its leadership to its staff and stude...

Can the Writing Center Reverse the New Racism?

Writing center workers are agents of change whose practices might reverse the resegregation and new racism occurring in our country. As leaders in the academy who advance a pedagogy of hope, writing center workers model a practice for bringing about a lasting and abundant multicultural community.Starting with the writing center at the University of Iowa in the first half of the last century, there...

College Tries “Mini-mesters” and More to Improve Readiness

The Vermont Community Foundation’s 2009 report on postsecondary education asserts that college graduates live longer, healthier, more lucrative lives than their peers who did not graduate college. But the report is harsh in its assessment of the readiness of Vermont high school students for college, revealing that: one in three juniors is not proficient in reading; seven in 10 are not profic...