Monthly Archives: October 2010

My Trip to a Statewide Meeting in Missouri

A great trip to Missouri yesterday and the day before (Monday and Tuesday, October 25-26). I was there to participate in a statewide conference on re-imagining undergraduate education.  Governor Nixon of Missouri began the conference session on Tuesday morning as … Continue reading

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Featured Campus: California State University, Fresno

As part of the Red Balloon Blog we are highlighting campuses which are starting to launch their own Red Balloon initiative.  We are hoping that these ideas will help you as you begin the initiative on your campus. We will … Continue reading

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What if?

What if a single campus was devoted, for even a short time, to a laser-like focus on learning outcomes? What if everyone—faculty, staff, and students—thought deeply about how to maximize the learning outcomes for students, both in and out of … Continue reading

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Reflections on China and the Red Balloon Project

Whenever I come to China, I’m reminded that our Red Balloon Project (Re-Imagining Undergraduate Education)  is more than just a way to keep our AASCU institutions competitive; it’s equally about ways to keep the United States competitive. China’s rapid ascent … Continue reading

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Next Generation Learning Challenges

I’m sitting in my hotel room in Beijing, using the flat screen TV and a built in computer to simultaneously listen to the EDUCAUSE webcast mentioned below, read my email, and write this blog.  Meanwhile, my Blackberry, which I previously … Continue reading

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Featured Campus: Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne

As part of the Red Balloon Blog we are highlighting campuses which are starting to launch their own Red Balloon initiative.  We are hoping that these ideas will help you as you begin the initiative on your campus. We will … Continue reading

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Education’s Priority Challenges: A Context for Red Balloon Thinking and Action

a recent submission from Bill Graves at Sungard Higher Education My draft article, “Education’s Priority Challenges,” addresses the goals of AASCU’s Red Balloon Project as they relate to both education providers and education’s external “investors” – students, families, donors, governments, … Continue reading

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Why Now?

Why do I think we have reached a Red Balloon moment?  I think we in higher education, particularly public higher education, face a substantial danger.  Things could happen very quickly, and the changes could be catastrophic for us. Malcolm Gladwell … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Academic Affairs Fall Meeting Follow-Up

I had a great visit to the state of New Hampshire yesterday.  I participated in a statewide meeting of the New Hampshire College and University Council (NHCUC)/New Hampshire Campus Compact (NHCC), their Fall Academic Conference.  The conference theme, near and … Continue reading

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