Let's do a thing. Should we do a thing? Let's promote women+ who've written books about #HigherEd, shall we? I'm going to pull from the #HigherEd reads list we started in January.

Using Amazon for sanity: please consider your independent bookstores if purchasing.
Before I get to books, let me take a moment to direct you to @womeninhighered, led by @kelly_j_baker. What would we do without this feminist #HigherEd publication? I hope we never have to find out.

Another trade publication to follow: @DiverseIssues.


And now for the #BookRecommendations (all pulled from the #HigherEdReads list created by that community):

Reclaiming Indigenous Research in Higher Education

Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education

The Productive Online and Offline Professor: A Practical Guide

Bodies of Information: Intersectional Feminism and the Digital Humanities

The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World In Flux
Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy

Neuromyths: Debunking False Ideas About The Brain

The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion

Sexism Ed: Essays on Gender and Labor in Academia

Trans* in College: Transgender Students' Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion

Becoming Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Opportunities for Colleges and Universities

Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning

The College Fear Factor: How Students and Professors Misunderstand One Another

Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University

Rage-induced book tweets shall now conclude. Please feel free to add to the list!

Oh but wait, here's an idea. Women of #HigherEd, if you've written a book, promote it here! Let's reclaim self-promotion. Who benefits from our fear of self-promo anyway?

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okay something's been bugging me...a #FacDev thread...
I would argue that #FacDev is a huge area of opportunity in #HigherEd (or we could say it's completely broken-you choose).
This is data from the first #OLCAccelerate session I attended yesterday from the neuromyths study that @BrianCDelaney, @MDMillerPHD, & Kristen Betts shared. Obviously there are concerns across the board here, but I work with faculty.

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Learning styles is the #1 neuromyth.

Well, the good news is there's plenty of work here to keep us busy?

#highered #neuromyths #learningstyles Image
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Friends: I'm at a professional conference this week. Hearing a report that when presenters use breakout rooms, people are leaving sessions en masse.

Shall we discuss?

So y'all have feelings about breakout rooms I see. Here are some of my key takeaways from this conversation:
#1 Perhaps we should build community and connection before sending people into breakouts. Sending people into a small room with strangers is awkward-sauce.
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This is worth taking a look at. Some very concerning findings about #MentalHealth impacts of COVID.

Rates of suicidal ideation rose from a baseline of 3.4% in 2014 to 36.9% in October.

Historical norms for major depression were 7.7% pre-COVID, and rose to 27% during COVID.

Treatment: samhsa.gov/find-treatment
I'm mad about this, #HigherEd. I really am. We haven't named or faced this challenge. We have thrown faculty onto the front lines of what could be the worst mental health crisis of our lifetimes. Our counseling teams were woefully underfunded before this...
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What is everyone planning in their courses for election week? How will we take care of ourselves, each other, and our learners? Let's brainstorm and crowdsource ideas?

I'll share my two cents from the standpoint of #traumaaware teaching, diminished executive functions, and severe stress/overwhelm...
Reduce uncertainty. Create a simple plan for election week, and start gently communicating it as soon as you can. Let students know what they can expect.
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I just can't anymore, and I know a lot of you can't either. I am so done with these elite pockets of #HigherEd ignoring the work that the vast majority of us are doing every day.
"And some people would argue that those various services, as necessary and well intended as they might be, have a significant downside..."

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