This week at DePaul begins a series of farewells as Helmut Epp leaves the position of Provost that he’s held for seven of his 38 years at DePaul. The Newsline Story that should be out tomorrow contains a brief summary of an amazing life led by a remarkable man. But […]
This morning, after being out of the office for a long weekend because of NATO in Chicago, I checked traffic on this blog. It was far higher than usual, most of it coming from this post by Kim Rees at Flowing Data, who was very condescending about my post on […]
If you grew up in the 60’s you know that headline is from the end of the Lawrence Welk Show, something I hated as a child but now think is pretty cool. But that’s not what this is about. After years of trying to effect some change in our profession […]
It appears some people are coming here looking for my BLS Jobs Data Visualization. Frankly, WordPress is not very good at embedding Tableau visualizations, so I put it on my other blog. It’s here.
There are more revelations about test score manipulation, this time in New Jersey. And all the old arguments are re-surfacing: Colleges cannot be trusted, rankings are to blame for all the evils in college admissions, there oughta be a law…. I’ve often said I’m no fan of rankings because they […]
Today, it seems, is the day. You know the one I’m talking about. The day our national obsession with selective college admissions comes to a head. The day we check to see if any of the Ivy League Institutions (ILIs) has cracked the zero percent admit rate to which they […]
Warning: If your MBTI type includes the letter F, you’re likely to not like this post. If you’ve been around a University long enough, you’ve heard about strategic planning. And at some point, you’ve heard people like me complain about strategic planning. Some typical observations: Too many people approach strategic […]