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Addressing New Societal Expectations for Higher Education and Online Learning in the Post-COVID-19 Era

Addressing New Societal Expectations for Higher Education and Online Learning in the Post-COVID-19 Era

This article examines how people’s lives and work environments have been altered as a result of technology, how these advancements have altered societal expectations for higher education, and three solutions for colleges to address these new expectations. First, to survive the new normal, colleges must shift their student solutions and orientations to accommodate online learners. Second, faculty development must concentrate on training faculty to utilize online tools to teach. Third, institutions must better prepare students to be savvy virtual collaborators through online learning and to translate these new skills to the workforce. Finally, this paper uses the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic to present three strategies for achieving these solutions. 

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The Innovative Habit

The Innovative Habit

This essay compares the act of innovation to the act of creativity and suggests that an innovative habit can be just as productive for businesses as a creative habit is for creatives.  Preface What does it mean to be a 'creative'?  Put simply, ‘creatives’ are people...

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Coaching Without the Title

Coaching Without the Title

I received a surprise text last week from a student I used to mentor. “Hey Leah, how have you been 😃 I just wanted to text you to let you know, I know you don’t work at X anymore but I just feel the need to tell you good news about my grades. I did so much better this...

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Learning to Leave During the Great Resignation

Learning to Leave During the Great Resignation

There is no doubt that the pandemic has taken a toll on businesses around the world. The economic downturn caused many companies to close up shop. Many leaders were so eager to return back to the way it once was and the vaccine offered so much hope. Many employers...

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‘Untainted’ Education’s Role in Basic Human Functional Capabilities:  An Argument for Aristotelian Essentialism and Nussbaum’s Capabilities Approach with the Addition of an ‘Untainted’ Base Curriculum

‘Untainted’ Education’s Role in Basic Human Functional Capabilities: An Argument for Aristotelian Essentialism and Nussbaum’s Capabilities Approach with the Addition of an ‘Untainted’ Base Curriculum

Education is seen as a way out of many unfortunate circumstances as it reduces poverty and promotes growth. Individuals oftentimes find themselves without access to quality education, however. If an individual is hoping to flourish and advance beyond their current life circumstances, they should be given the option to discover education outside of traditional educational institutions. In order to have this opportunity, there are certain capabilities an individual must possess.  This essay will set out to examine the role an ‘untainted’ education might play in the ‘Basic Human Functional Capabilities’ and the effect it would have on an individual’s ability to discover an alternative means to education.

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Counting in Pictures

Counting in Pictures

I have always loved to learn, particularly about history, technology, and science. These are subjects, however, that I did not do well in when I was a student, but managed still to keep an interest in. Some of the students around me lost their love of learning because they became jaded by the system of assessment that told them “you’re wrong and we’re right”. My frustration translated, instead, into a passion to change what education had become, “a crusher of lovers of learning”. For those who share my passion, we must look to the future and encourage endeavors that support ‘autodidacts’ like us.

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Leading by Example: Transformational Leadership through Modeling

Leading by Example: Transformational Leadership through Modeling

Bernard M. Bass (1999) wrote, “the transformational leader inspires, intellectually stimulates, and is individually considerate of [followers]” (p. 9). Like Bass (1999), many have researched the topic of transformational leadership and its effects on followers. Transformational leaders are known for uniting individuals and supporting team members in a way that helps them to maximize their potential, specifically for the good of an organization. One way in which this type of leader “transforms” followers is through example. It is worth investigating this concept of ‘leading by example’. What specific actions, if any, can a transformational leader make to ‘model’ the type of outcome they wish to see in their followers.

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