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November 2014

An Introduction
MSCHE 2014 Periodic Review Report Outcomes: A Preview

December 2014

2014 Periodic Review Report Outcomes: A Snapshot
A Thought on the Upcoming Middle States Conference
MSCHE Conference Provides a Bridge between Today and Tomorrow
Fall 2014 Semester Closing Note to my Students
Will Sony’s Capitulation Have Far-Reaching Consequences?
Annual Institutional Effectiveness Reports

January 2015

Examining Data to Improve Student Learning
A Time to Stand for Free Expression
GAO Report on State Funding has Potential Academic and Accreditation Implications
Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King
GAO Report Discusses Accreditors

February 2015

Using a Diagnostic Exam to Help Measure Student Learning
Use of Clickers: Initial Thoughts
Finding Publicly Available High-Level Data for Higher Education
The Frigid February of 2015

March 2015

CUNY Workshop on Middle States Accreditation
New MSCHE Standards: V and VI Could Be the Most-Cited
Quiz Provides Early Student Learning Insights
A Mid-Term Tale
New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show Underway

April 2015

Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke Launches a Blog
P&G, R&D, and Corporate Innovation
Poll: Higher Education is Very Important, Not Affordable
Strategic Management Class Simulation

May 2015

Assessment Network of New York’s 2015 Annual Conference
Lehman College Hosts President Obama’s Launch of an Initiative to Empower Minority Youth
Clickers in the Classroom
Spring 2015 Closing Note to my Students
Research Paper Feedback and Outcomes

June 2015

Bringing Historical Literacy to the Debate on Israel
Linking Academic and Unit Assessment
Student and Employer Survey Results on College Learning and Career Success
Learning from Business Failure
Common Framework for Competency-Based Education Programs Announced

July 2015

June 2015 MSCHE Self-Study Report Outcomes: A Snapshot
Rubio Lays Out Higher Education Vision: A Quick Look
2015 Self-Study Results and the New MSCHE Standards
Report Links Federal Aid to Changes in College Tuition
Higher Education Employment and Wage Trends (2011-2014)

August 2015

Education Secretary Calls for “New Focus” on Outcomes
MSCHE Publishes 2016 Edition of its Compliance Handbook
Clinton Proposes a ‘New College Compact’
Higher Education Employment and Wage Trends in New York State (2011-2014)
Using Loyalty Points to Help Finance Higher Education: A Canadian Innovation
A Research Paper Template

September 2015

Summer Nears an End
Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Challenges Will Likely Impact the University of Puerto Rico
Assessment Network of New York’s Fall 2015 Regional Event
More Evidence that Higher Education Matters

October 2015

New Report on Student Perceptions of College Worth
A Tale of a Bad Quiz
Alternative Accreditation Process Proposed
Fall 2015 ANNY Regional Event Concludes

November 2015

College Trustee Proposes De Facto Bidding Process to Hire Faculty
Post Mid-Term Exam Student Feedback
Solidarity with France
Dear Paris
Golden November in the Bronx
2015 Periodic Review Report Outcomes: A Snapshot

December 2015

2015 Periodic Review Report Cycle: Standard 3 Citations
The Trump Mystique: A Closer Examination
Fall 2015 Closing Note to My Students
A Final Exam Performance Measure

January 2016

Implementing a Group Work Requirement in Class
An Extraordinary December
Refocusing Assignments to Deal with Persistent Student Challenges
Due Diligence in Checking Out Publishers

February 2016

Federal Actions Directed at DeVry Education Group Provide Compliance-Related Insight
Early Assessment of Student Writing
Faculty Development Positively Impacts Student Learning
AAC&U Releases Survey on Learning Outcomes Assessment
2015 Periodic Review Report Results and the New MSCHE Standards

March 2016

A March Visit to the New York Botanical Garden
2016 Assessment Network of New York Conference
Quiz Provides Early Insight into New Homework Policy
Beginning of Semester Writing Assessment and Mid-Term Outcomes

April 2016

Grade Inflation Remains Widespread and Persistent
The Student Tracking Early Alert Retention (S.T.E.A.R.) System
Innovation in Assessment: 4th Annual ANNY Conference
Middle States Places a Growing Emphasis on Institutional Improvement and Innovation

May 2016

What is Good Assessment Practice?
Are Colleges and Universities Commodities or Something More?
Impressionism at the New York Botanical Garden
A Tale of Two Policies
Spring 2016 Semester Closing Note to My Students

June 2016

Stalled Dreams at Lehman College?
CUNY Appoints California State University Fullerton Provost as Lehman College President
Incoming Lehman College President on Improving Student Success
The Making of President Ricardo Fernández
Some Thoughts on Brexit
Department of Education Releases Accreditor Scorecards

July 2016

2016 Self Study Results: MSCHE Cites Requirements of Affiliation
2016 MSCHE Self-Study Report Outcomes
Democratic and Republican Platform Positions on Higher Education
Reducing the Risk of Plagiarism in the Classroom

August 2016

MSCHE Standard 2,3,and 7 Insights from the 2016 Self-Study Reports
A Trip to Iceland
Lehman College Launches Self-Study Process
Middle States Announces 2016 Annual Conference
Fall 2016 Semester Opening Note to My Students

September 2016

Diagnostic Exam Writing Component and Subsequent Exam Performance
ITT Closure Highlights Importance of Compliance
Middle States Provides Further Insight into its Revised Accreditation Process
Department of Education Moves to Withdraw ACICS’ Recognition
Fall 2016 ANNY Conference

October 2016

The Passing of Shimon Peres: A Reflection
Middle States Self-Study Institute: A Preview
Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded for Contract Theory
Assessment Network of New York Holds Regional Conference at Lehman College
Autumn Sky

November 2016

CIP Schools Share Insights at the Self-Study Institute
A Trump Presidency: Two Hints for Higher Education Policy
Useful Links for Finding Federal Policy and Legislative Information
Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Betsy DeVos to Head the Department of Education
2016 Periodic Review Report Outcomes: A Snapshot

December 2016

Middle States Holds 2016 Annual Conference This Week
The PRR: Rising MSCHE Standard 3 Citations
Fall 2016 Semester Closing Note to My Students
Looking Ahead to 2017: Some Thoughts

January 2017

Assessment of Educational Effectiveness Expectations: 2016 Self-Study Outcomes
New York Governor Announces ‘Tuition-free Public College’ Initiative
Spring 2017 Beginning of Semester Note to My Students
DeVos Testifies during Education Secretary Confirmation Hearings
Facts and Alternatives to Facts

February 2017

Spring 2017 Diagnostic Exam Writing Outcomes
Changeable Weather
Homework Follow-Up
Spring 2017 ANNY Annual Conference

March 2017

Record Warm February
CUNY Assessment Council Presentation on Assessment for Student Affairs
Trump Administration’s Budget Outline: Impact on Higher Education
New Accreditation and Process Changes Approved by MSCHE Members

April 2017

MSCHE Holds Peer Review Workshop
ANNY Holds 2017 Annual Conference
Summer Preview in April
Middle States Vice President Visits Lehman College

May 2017

Lack of Labor Market Awareness May Impact Major Selection in Community Colleges
An Introduction to Lehman College’s Interactive Fact Book
Spring 2017 Semester Closing Note to My Students
Team Work, Problem-Solving, and Communication Skills Remain In Demand by Employers
Trump Administration’s FY 2018 Budget: Higher Education Outlays

June 2017

U.S. Abdicates from the Paris Climate Change Accord
Wall Street Journal: Many Colleges Fail to Improve Critical-Thinking Skills
Critical-Thinking Success Begins with Institutional Missions
Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Crisis Impacts University of Puerto Rico System
Select Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for the NYC-Jersey City-White Plains Area

July 2017

June 2017 MSCHE Self Study Report Outcomes
The Struggle to Sustain America’s Free Press
June 2017 Self Study Report Outcomes: Standard VI Issues
June 2017 Self Study Report Outcomes: Standard V Issues
IMF: Routinization Intensity is Biggest Factor in Erosion of Labor’s Share of Income

August 2017

Sunflowers
A Dark Day in Charlottesville
The President’s Tragic Choice
Fall 2017 Beginning of Semester Note to My Students

September 2017

Harvey, Business Risk, and Strategic Management
Getting Students Off to a Fast Start on Homework
Diagnostic Exam Snapshot
Summer Yields to Fall, Leaving Memories Behind

October 2017

President Cruz Discusses “90×30” Initiative at Fall Convocation
Fall 2017 ANNY Regional Conference
An Example of Learning

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