A version of this post appeared in the New York Times Magazine, 14 May, 2017.
At the intersection of college preparation and student success is the first year experience program (FYE). More schools every year move beyond the simple orientation to offer some type of course or seminar with the goals of building a deeper relationship with their students, connecting these students to campus resources, and honing their academic skills.
During the first night of the Republican National Convention, prospective First Lady Melania Trump gave a speech, parts of which sounded very similar to a speech given by Michelle Obama in 2008. But was it plagiarism? Watch the video below and judge for yourself.
The word management, it seems, is synonymous with “command and control” for many people out there. And, despite its inherent inflexibility, it is a very comfortable way of doing business for old-school managers and employees alike: Everyone has clearly defined roles and duties and the boss keeps everything on track by firmly guiding each task. This all-powerful leader frees staff from the onerous task of thinking and hopefully takes ownership of any failures (and likely, all successes).
To paraphrase a memorable quote, “You can please some of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all the time.” In other words: No matter what new product or service you plan to bring to market, there will be segments of your existing or potential customer base that are not going to be completely satisfied.
Ohio Governor John Kasich made news last week with his surprise second-place finish in the New Hampshire Republican Presidential primary.
When former President Bill Clinton was asked, "What is the most important thing you have learned?" at the Global Education and Skills Forum, I was struck by the fact that his answer was not any one particular fact or discipline.
In Wednesday’s Boston Globe, Vice President Joe Biden authored an op-ed titled, Five ways to make the digital revolution work for the middle class. The first item he lists emphasizes the principle of lifelong learning: