Higher education, like every industry, embraced digital transformation (DX) when COVID-19 forced universities and colleges to pivot to remote work and online learning. EDUCAUSE defines DX as the process of optimizing an institution’s operations, strategic direction and value…

Blog: Confessions of a Community College DeanJessica Ruf’s article this week in Diverse Issues in Higher Education is a must-read. It’s about community colleges that have broken the 16-week semester in half, with students taking half…

By Shanna Swendson, @ShannaSwendsonPart of The Writer’s Life Series JH: Managing time is one of the more difficult things about being a writer. Shanna Swendson shares tips on how to keep writing, and how to stop the…

Big Details

Blog: Confessions of a Community College DeanWe’re reaching the point at which we have to make decisions about classes for the fall semester. Alert readers will notice that it’s February, which isn’t especially autumnal in the…

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images The concept of benching Tua Tagovailoa is the dumbest. Tua Tagovailoa is the Dolphins starting quarterback, and I cannot believe we’re having this stupid discussion. This week Miami needed some…

A Quick Bit of Math

Blog: Confessions of a Community College Dean  A few days ago, in the midst of trying to perform some budgetary alchemy, I found myself wondering about the budget at my alma mater.  I know it’s a…

Blog: Confessions of a Community College Dean  Although it’s always true that my posts here reflect my own opinion, and not those of my employer, it seems worth reiterating in this case.  This is my personal…