Author Archives: George L Mehaffy

About George L Mehaffy

Vice President, Academic Leadership and Change at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).

AASCU, UCF RECEIVE GRANT FOR BLENDED LEARNING IMPLEMENTATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     April 7, 2011 Contact: Susan Chilcott (202) 478-4661 Washington, D.C. The American Association and State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the University of Central Florida (UCF) have received a $250,000 grant from the Next Generation Learning Challenges … Continue reading

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The Red Balloon Project and Course Redesign

As I go around the country talking about the Red Balloon Project, I become increasingly convinced that two things need to be at the heart of our work:  a focus on learning outcomes, and a focus on course redesign.  In … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger- Burck Smith, StraighterLine

From time to time, I plan on inviting people with innovative ideas to prepare blogs that I can post to my blog site.  In this age of challenge and change, I think it would be good to hear from people … Continue reading

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Scale: A Powerful Competitive Edge

In my past post, I raised three concerns about the growing significance of for-profit universities: their ability to invest large amounts of capital upfront, the ability to pay high salaries and attract human talent, and their ability to wield political … Continue reading

Posted in Red Balloon General Thoughts, Uncategorized

Participating AASCU Red Balloon Campuses

A new page has been added to the blog called “Participating Campuses.” To view current AASCU Red Balloon campuses you can click on the header above or go to Participating Red Balloon Campuses.  

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For-Profit Universities

For-profit universities have been around a long time.  What is it about them now that creates a greater concern? For many years, for-profit universities were the Rodney Dangerfields of higher education.  They were the trade schools, the certificate programs, and … Continue reading

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My Visit to Dalton State College

A week before last, I visited Dalton State College in northwest Georgia.  I had a chance to make two different presentations, meet with the academic leadership team, and see some of the campus.  It was a great visit.  There, like … Continue reading

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The Role of Faculty in a Red Balloon Era

One of the topics that came up while I was at Fresno was how faculty members respond to changing course designs and new delivery strategies.  As you can imagine, some of the changes are unsettling to many.  But one of … Continue reading

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How to Handle Critics

During my visit to Fresno State, I met with the Fresno Red Balloon Steering Committee. They are a wonderful group, filled with thoughtful, passionate, and committed individuals. We had a great set of conversations, one when I got to campus, … Continue reading

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Initiating and Sustaining Campus Change Initiatives

During my visit to Fresno State, I met with the Fresno Red Balloon Steering Committee.  They are a wonderful group, filled with thoughtful, passionate, and committed individuals.  We had a great set of conversations, one when I got to campus, … Continue reading

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