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1/ WARNING: POSSIBLE TRIGGER LANGUAGE, EVENTS or SITUATIONS
Read sad story last night about Dr. Bucci, 50 year old Phychology & Brain Sciences Dept. Chairman, at Dartmouth that committed #Suicide 11 months after a lawsuit was filed by graduate #students in his department. He
2/ was NOT accused of sexual misconduct, but named in the suit for knowing about the professors’ inappropriate behavior as the Chair.I share many of the same feelings he expressed to friends and colleagues in his emails before he took his own life like: the case was deeply
3/ personal; reputation had been damaged; physical health diminished; false portrayal of his actions; being blamed unfairly; allegations & process “unfair”; how can they ever undo what they did to me & #wronglyaccused. Similarly, how I had reported the #disability
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The Council for National Policy #CNP, "The Secret Society"
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"the heart of a great conservative movement that helped to make America strong and prosperous in the 20th century – now helping to ensure she remains free and secure in the 21st century,"
Some CNP members - Mike Pence comes quickly to mind - in the context of bolstering their conservative credentials, have proudly revealed their CNP membership, even though CNP's policy is to keep membership a secret. Here is it's 2014 Membership, the latest splcenter.org/sites/default/…
#CNP's tentacles include well-connected activists who advocate for the imposition of fundamentalist Christian ideology in public life and have succeeded in forcing their agenda in republican administrations. A list of organizations working with CNP web.archive.org/web/2012020417…
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Tweet storm here pegging off a recent report by @edtrust on systemic racism in #highered. There’s a lot in the report, but particularly shocking is new data on the Black student loan default crisis, yes crisis, that deserves much more discussion. 1/16

edtrust.org/resource/hard-…
@EdTrust Reported in the trade press & examined further by academics & wonks like @EduBenM is a finding first made by @rkelchen that nearly half of Black student loan borrowers default over a 12 year repayment period. Nearly 1/4th of Black bachelor degree holders default. Horrible. 2/16
@EdTrust @EduBenM @rkelchen I've tried to make the case that there's a moral imperative to extend the education reform paradigm to higher ed & suggested a series of policies in furtherance thereof. 3/16

edreformnow.org/blog/moral-imp…
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1/ Before I start getting bombarded by feminist groups for promoting Title IX Attorney’s wouldn’t you like to know my views or opinion before you rush to judgment about what I believe? For the conspiracy feminist’s the answer is NO I have never been accused of anything
2/ resembling a Title IX or rape charge. However, through my personal experiences I can identify and understand the pain caused for families and students have surrounding #falseallegations, inherent problems and frustrations working with uncooperative #Education & #HigherEd
3/ officials, the ludicrous Kangaroo disciplinary hearings our youth are put thru, the frustration of trying to explain to someone without lived experience what you or child needs help with or support with that does not exactly match up with what is in the four corners of the
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I had a follower DM me asking why I was excited and “Celebrating” having the Elite Title IX attorney’s following my story. Not wanting to get in an argument, I thanked her and said I would spend some time thinking about her question & send a message out in the group sharing my
perspective. My reasons are fairly simple! First, this group of attorneys, accused student warriors and their supportive family members following my #twitterfeed are amazing. This group together BLAZED a TRAIL & SHINED a LIGHT on #Colleges & #Universities denial of #DueProcess &
#UnFairHearings. #HigherEd Schools have been denying students #fundamentalfairness for years. So without these attorney’s, brave student warriors & supportive families determined to prove their #innocence there would be very little protections for me now as I take the next step
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<thread re: #philanthropy #highered> Last week, @philanthropy shared an article abt the Purdue Pharma+Sackler relationship with @tuftsuniversity. As an engaged alumni council volunteer with Tufts& an active participant in the philanthropy sector, I want to add some thoughts...
@Philanthropy @TuftsUniversity .@tuftsuniversity hired an independent fact finder, made his report available publicly (to everyone, not just the Jumbo community) for both accountability and to share knowledge/recommendations, and proactively shared the report with media. #transparencygoals
@Philanthropy @TuftsUniversity (And, @tuftsuniversity president @MonacoAnthony sent an exceedingly thoughtful communication about everything to alumni and hosted several town halls open to the Tufts community to ask questions. It was the only email I read on vacation!)
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Read this! Before xmas, I got a work email saying that we must all participate in implicit bias training.

I have ignored it because to partake in something so ‘not fit for purpose’ would be to be complicit in my own oppression bloomberg.com/opinion/articl…
As one of the few migrant women of colour on faculty, I don’t need implicit bias training.

I also don’t need my white managers, and colleagues to assuage their conscience about how biased/not they are.

I need concrete steps to safeguard, value, recognise, pay, promote. End of!
We have to start refusing these diversity band-aid bullshit and demand comprehensive change.

Especially in #highered where we actually produce the knowledge required for making such change.

Anything less is complicity, collusion
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Learn to Trust People with Firsthand Experience:
A thread about trust in teaching and learning

My thoughts after reading this article....
#AcademicChatter #teaching #learning #edtech #HumanizeOL #facdev #instructdev
forbes.com/sites/amyander…
1/ Learning to trust people with firsthand experience sounds pretty straightforward and logical, but time and again we see instances of leaders thinking they know better. Such were my thoughts as a young teacher advocating to the State legislature for my job and for my students.
2/ When I started teaching at Bear Lake high school in 2009, the state of Idaho had just made education budget cuts and were confronting additional cuts over several years to come due to the economic recession.
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My #2009vs2019 looks terrible on paper:

I have same job title: Senior Lecturer.

In real terms, I make less money than I did a decade ago. I have no savings and can’t afford to live in London on my own (I could in 2009).

This feeds my imposter syndrome in #highered.
We live in a society that values job titles and salaries.

I wish I could say I don’t. But I can’t.

Job titles mean something. Especially in a country where #highered has little room or respect for women of colour.

Look up stats on nonwhite professors. Not a meritocracy!
Salaries mean something.

If I think too hard about the future, I panic. I have no savings. I have no investments or assets.

And a decade of less than great economy+austerity and no end in sight means, I won’t have those in the foreseeable future.
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This is going to be a thread. A long thread. I need to process out a whole bunch of things that happened today.

Topics: #science #highered #gened #nonmajors #ungrading #reflections #noexams #OpenPedagogy #OER #oep #AcademicTwitter
So context: I teach non-majors. I have done this exclusively for 12 years. For many science faculty, this is the worst thing ever - and when I started I wasn't too thrilled - but over the years I've come to embrace it and *LOVE* it.
Stus often come into my classes with high science anxiety. They either have had bad experiences with science teachers, or they think they can't learn science because they were never really taught it in a way that makes sense to them. The hardcore focus on facts drives them away
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Last week, hundreds of students whose parents fought, were injured or died in war were told NC Dept of Military & Veterans Affairs would cut room & board allowance in half. It still hasn't paid any scholarship $, despite promises to do so #ncpol #ncgov wbtv.com/2019/12/05/chi…
As a result of the cut--which wasn't announced until last week--schools are now demanding students re-pay money that had already been credited towards their account. Students/parents are dealing with this uncertainty during finals and as the holidays approach #ncpol #ncgov
In October, @NC4VETS Sec. Larry Hall told me the scholarships would get paid. They still haven't. Since then, I've heard from parents across the state who say they've been financially impacted by the scholarship money not being paid #ncpol #ncgov wbtv.com/2019/10/31/sch…
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Connie Lamb from BYU on collecting Arab American studies resources for #HigherEd Libraries #MELALibs2019
Three main waves of Arab migration to North America- early 1900s from Lebanon/Syria, following WWII, 80's and 90's. Did not appear in scholarship until 1960's and 70's. #MELALibs2019
Selected nonfiction, English language, books about immigrants, substantial scholarly works. Used @oclc searches, browsed shelves, book awards and bibliographies to find around 90 titles. #MELALibs2019
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Appreciate @ACPA Commission for Professional Prep hosting this webinar on using the Strategic Imperative on Racial Justice & Decolonization in #SAGrad & #HigherEd programs. Thanks for Drs. @DianSquire, @DrDLStewart, @esjayque, & Jamie Workman for sharing their time & expertise!
@ACPA @DianSquire @DrDLStewart @esjayque If #SAPro & #FacultyLife folks haven't seen it yet, check out this very helpful framework for gudiance: myacpa.org/sites/default/… @ACPA
@ACPA @DianSquire @DrDLStewart @esjayque Dr. @DianSquire suggests utilizing historical #HigherEd analysis such as Ebony & Ivy (amazon.com/Ebony-Ivy-Trou… and).
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Here's how this kind of thing works:
1. Right-wing website doesn't interview anyone about the workshop.
2. Website's followers send threats/promise to show up & disrupt.
3. Workshop privacy settings changed for safety.
4. Website authors/followers outraged about privacy settings.
I have yet to read an article in a conservative publication that explains that (a) faculty voluntarily do professional development to become more effective teachers, (b) it's typical for universities to have teaching centers that help faculty with this development, and. . .
(c) there's an entire body of rigorously peer-reviewed literature, based on sound social science, that guides the development of teaching centers' workshops. Faculty developers and instructional designers don't make this stuff up out of thin air.
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My favorite “learning outcomes” apply as well to teacher(s) as they do students.

Together, we will:
1) have epiphanies
2) change our mind about stuff
3) sit comfortably (and uncomfortably) in our not knowing
4) share stuff we learn with folks outside the course
None of these presume students are receptacles to be filled. None presume teachers can (or do) know what students don’t know (especially before they’ve met them). None can be measured in quantifiable ways. You can’t neatly rank students against one another by these metrics.
I’ve been thinking more and more about @slamteacher’s excellent thread about learning outcomes, especially what he writes about the presumptions that come along with so much of #edu’s talk (and implementation) of outcomes.
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THREAD: Yesterday, in Louisville, something happened that could have a profound impact on #highered in the coming years but likely won’t get much more coverage than this in @WSJ and similar articles in @chronicle @insidehighered.
wsj.com/articles/colle…
@WSJ @chronicle @insidehighered 2/ Delegates at annual meeting of admissions officers and high school counselors voted to remove significant sections of its ethics code to resolve a two-year antitrust investigation by @TheJusticeDept. The code had some teeth and the provisions protected students. Not anymore.
@WSJ @chronicle @insidehighered @TheJusticeDept 3/ Three provisions were deleted, effective immediately. Colleges were prevented from: 1.) Offering incentives for early applicants. 2.) Recruiting students already committed to other colleges post-May 1. 3.) Soliciting students as transfers from previous year’s applicants.
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1/ Texas State University says it misreported campus crime numbers in recent years and is overhauling the way it tracks and records crime statistics.

The university is now under scrutiny from federal authorities. #txlege #highered bit.ly/2Qdu12S
2/ At issue is Texas State’s compliance with the Clery Act, a federal statute that requires universities to report campus crime data and promptly warn students about ongoing or serious safety threats. bit.ly/2Qdu12S
3/3 School officials say the correct crime figures will be in the October report, and they expect some numbers to differ from those published before. bit.ly/2Qdu12S
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#SIRC2019 Next session: Building Roads: Exploring
Implementation Outcomes Across Diverse Contexts
First up - Dr. Lisa Rogers Making Sense of Context: A Systematic Review; Dr. Rogers became interested in #ImplementationScience from her on-the-ground experience on nursing wards #SIRC2019
Outline: Background, review methods, results, implications #SIRC2019
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Currently in a Mechanisms Network of Expertise (MNoE) workshop/session at #SIRC2019 The room is packed (standing room only) so hopefully my live-tweeting will help folks that couldn't fit.
@ImplementCollab also has a webinar on this topic. More info at …plementationresearchcollaboration.org/past-webinars/ (but no link to the webinar that I could find)
@ImplementCollab Mechanisms help us understand the causal process by which an implementation strategy functions. Ex: provider knowledge deficit is a "determinant", education is a strategy, and adoption is the outcome. A mechanism is what explains how education leads to adoption #SIRC2019
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1/The talk of an impending recession this past week has me wondering about the impact on #highered. Traditionally, recessions have been glass half-full/half empty events for colleges. Enrollment went up at institutions serving working adults; but state $ and parental $ tightened
The question is will this recession be different. For one, it's not like the last 10 years of this "economic expansion" has been terrific for most of #highered. It has for the "haves" but not the "have nots."
3/At same time, if this recession comes, it will arrive just as a demographic storm around 18-y-o's is approaching in much of the U.S. with a high density of colleges.
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1/ "#OER isn’t the right solution for everyone; not every course has a viable OER textbook option." Quotes like this from Wired are such flabbergasting understatements that it's hard to tell what to do with them. wired.com/story/digital-…
2/ I recently estimated that there's a "viable #OER option" for less than 10% of the courses taught at a typical university. After 21 years and $100Ms of work on #OER. opencontent.org/blog/archives/…
3/ And for many courses, in order to be "viable", the #OER option MUST include a digital courseware solution that at a minimum automatically grades homework and quizzes and automatically syncs these with an LMS grade book. #LookingAtYouMath #AndAccounting ...
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You may be binge-watching @OITNB right now and I hope you can’t stop thinking about the characters and their stories.

The last 10 years since my memoir was published have been crazy and instructive, and I want to offer a few reflections.

#OITNB #OrangeForever #FreeHer
@OITNB When you’re in prison you’re completely reliant on the kindness of strangers. And people are rightly scared when they're behind bars.

But I’ve seen incarcerated women share what little commissary they had to ensure others had tampons & could call their kids.

#OITNB #FreeHer
@OITNB (Calling your kids to say "I love you" from behind bars can cost as much as a $1.50 a minute BTW.)

#OITNB #OrangeForever #FreeHer
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This thread on academic book titles using “cosmopolitan” as a way to defend @HawleyMO speech as not part of the anti-Semitic history of that term brings to forefront an important part of the debate: academic as elite. Follow along 1/
First here is text of Hawley’s speech I will be working from 2/ hawley.senate.gov/senator-josh-h…
He uses “academic” once: “That’s because our elites distrust patriotism and dislike the common culture left to us by our forbearers. The nation’s leading academics will gladly say this for the record...” 3/
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(01/42) Glad to be a part of #HCTwitterConf19 today! Hi, I'm Sherri Helwig - @CanadianAAAE President, faculty at the University of Toronto Scarborough @UTSC @UofT and Queen's University @queensu - here to expound a bit about better connecting academia and practice in my field.
(02/42) My field is arts management (aka arts admin, cultural mgt, etc.), a relatively young area of study about work that was "professionalized" only in the last 3/4 century or so - though I suspect and hope the ideas here are relevant and applicable in many areas of #HigherEd.
(03/42) In other professional disciplines (#law, #medicine) there is a rich tradition of sharing innovations across the divide. In #business there are academic journals, practice-based materials, & important resources that span them like The Harvard Business Review @HarvardBiz.
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