|Higher Ed news ~ old style|
Both cover pretty much same ground but it's useful to check both because they won't necessarily cover the same stories with the same perspective or depth. The fair and balanced way to cover both will be to alternate adapting email forward of one while highlighting stories of interest in the other, So that is what I am doing: selected Academe Today stories followed by the Daily Updates news letter. One leads, the other get more space: flipped the next time.
...at least until I work out something less time consuming that includes other sources. Posts of particular interest are highlighted (but not be the same as what you would pick). I'm on Mountain time: don't look for early editions.
Of particular note in Academe Today: (some behind pay wall: don't whine at me about it)
Wired Campus Coursera Announces Details for Selling Certificates and Verifying Identities: "Keystroke biometrics"—analyzing a user's typing pattern and rhythm—will be a key part of the MOOC provider's validation process.
Faculty Regional Accreditor Rejects Adjunct's Plea to Punish Olympic College By Peter Schmidt: Advocates for adjuncts say the development is not a setback in their campaign to enlist accreditors in improving adjuncts' working conditions.
Bottom Line Study Links State Higher-Education Spending to Demographics and Economy: Overall economic strength is linked with maintaining a "virtuous cycle" of support. Higher unemployment and older populations correlate with less spending.
Introducing the Adjunct Project 2.0: We invite you to explore this expanded crowdsourcing service from The Chronicle created by adjuncts, for adjuncts. Research salaries, get advice, and submit your own data. Browse the site.
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Other sources for highered news we can relate to and use include, d'uh, academented blogs, email lists, groups, listservs, social media, mainstream & local media, alternate press, and, lately, business press. The last three, obviously, will not have the same density of adjunctency relevant pieces but greater reach beyond the Ivory Silo™ ~ a good idea to keep tabs on what they are saying about us, as well as injecting our own voices. That discussion is a matter for another post. Send your suggestions...
And now for today's Inside HigherEd's Daily News Update:
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