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Talent management, part 2

March 12, 2015
Talent management, part 2

Last week I wrote about recruiting new faculty to the College of Education, and this week I turn to another important part of our efforts at developing and retaining faculty: the reappointment, promotion, and tenure review process, or RPT as it is known here at Michigan State. Like most universities, MSU has very detailed...
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Talent management, part 1

March 3, 2015
Talent management, part 1

Today is March 3rd, which means I missed my goal of having at least one blog post each month.  Of course, if February were a more ordinary month rather than being stunted in its growth, today might be February 31st and I would be...
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Candy, escort services, and college financing

January 29, 2015
Candy, escort services, and college financing

Earlier this year, I wrote about the student at Duke University who reported she was paying for college by acting in pornographic movies.  Her story received a lot of publicity, including much that decried the need for this woman to resort to a career...
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Free community college for all students: Not a good idea

January 20, 2015
Free community college for all students: Not a good idea

Earlier this month, President Obama began releasing previews of some important proposals he will be making in his State of the Union speech tonight.  Included is the idea of...
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A look inside federal higher education proposals

January 15, 2015
A look inside federal higher education proposals

In the last month, the Department of Education and President Obama have released two important proposals affecting higher education. The first, released by the department last month, was for...
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The Department of Education’s college ratings plan: Stay tuned

December 23, 2014
The Department of Education’s college ratings plan: Stay tuned

The U.S. Department of Education has finally released the outline of its college ratings plan, 16 months after the idea was first proposed by President Barack Obama.  When he...
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