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To Ambitious Administrators, With Love

Dear Ambitious Administrator, First off, let me tell you, I understand you with my deepest empathy, and I write this bloggy letter out of love and respect. You most likely left teaching because you needed the money. That’s a chapter … Continue reading

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#OER As A Concerned US Citizen

Two weeks ago, I was having one of those moments in my home office where I felt so helpless about the current state of affairs with my country. I tried to make several phone calls concerning our president’s latest executive … Continue reading

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University Folks, Explain Community Colleges to Me

“There are too many things we do not wish to know about ourselves.” ― James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time First of all, let me admit, this post has been in draft form for almost six months. My new job … Continue reading

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Listen-only-mode: A Tele-Town Hall Meeting

The other night right before Jeopardy, the phone rang–the land line that we are forced to pay for by some giant company who insists that we have to “bundle” a home phone in order to have access to the Internet. … Continue reading

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Who We Are OL

This weekend I’m going backpacking with a guy who works in river conservation, a woman is a social justice librarian who regularly advocates for the poor, and a woman who used to work as a pro-choice lobbyist. I cannot wait … Continue reading

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I See A Thousand People Just Like Me

If I read one more report about how online education is failing at community colleges, I’m going to jump on the ranty rant bloggy blog train until it derails. But right now, I’m in a fantastic mood because I spent … Continue reading

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