Beware of Normalcy Theater

Tonight I want to talk about something I’m calling normalcy theater, it’s me co-opting the term security theater so let’s start by defining what that term means. Security theater, as explained by Bruce Schneier on CNN, is both a feeling and a reality. The propensity for security theater comes from the interplay between the publicContinue reading “Beware of Normalcy Theater”

The Hardest Semester of Your Career Fall 2021

Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe. ~ Sumner Redstone Welcome to the Fall 2021 semester, one I’m sure will almost certainly be the most challenging semester of your career. I know, you’re shaking your head for one of two reasons. Either youContinue reading “The Hardest Semester of Your Career Fall 2021”

Going back to campus? Read this.

Going back to campus? Read this. Image credit, The Foothill Dragon Press For most colleges the time is quickly approaching for a full return to campus. For some schools that will be this fall, for others it will be January. For most of us, we’ve already been at least partially on campus for some time.Continue reading “Going back to campus? Read this.”

A Checklist for Starting Face to Face Classes

A Checklist for Starting Face to Face Classes Human decision-making is complex. On our own, our tendency to yield to short-term temptations, and even to addictions, may be too strong for our rational, long-term planning. ~ Peter Singer So for a lot of us in higher education we are in the planning processes for theContinue reading “A Checklist for Starting Face to Face Classes”

Will Faculty Accept the Risk of Going Back to Campus?

Will Faculty Accept the Risk of Going Back to Campus? So in recent posts we’ve listed out re-opening plans for both four-year and community colleges. There is also a lot of understandable uncertainty out there concerning fall 2020 semester, particularly with the recent rise in coronavirus cases, and even more so given that the averageContinue reading “Will Faculty Accept the Risk of Going Back to Campus?”

Community College Fall 2020 Opening Plans

Community College Fall 2020 Opening Plans Posted July 4th Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.                ~ Abigail Adams In our last post we provided some links to the opening plans for four-year colleges for the fall 2020 semester.   InContinue reading “Community College Fall 2020 Opening Plans”