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Aug. 4, 2021

Open pedagogy projects use the beneftis of the internet to invite educators and students into a new relationship with both knowledge and one another. They invite students to be co-creators of information and enable them to help decide if and how their work is openly shared to various publics. Open pedagogy projects tend to be collaborative, experiential and situated. They challenge traditional classroom hierarchies and tap the intersections of social justice, technology and knowledge-sharing. Penn State University open education experts Christina Riehman-Murphy and Bryan McGeary offer a tour of their Open Pedagogy Project Roadmap, a project management resource designed to guide instructors in planning, finding support for, sharing and sustaining an open pedagogy project. The Roadmap will help instructors navigate what they call the 5S’s of open pedagogy projects: Scope, Support, Students, Sharing and Sustaining.
ICYMI from The New England Journal of Higher Education
Some Q&As from our New Directions for Higher Education series ...

In a NEJHE Q&A on New Directions for Higher Education, UMass Boston Dean Phil DiSalvio interviews Deborah Floyd, professor of educational leadership at Florida Atlantic University and editor in chief of the Community College Journal of Research and Practice on the subject of her new book: the community college bachelor's degree.

Pictured: Deborah Floyd

In 1969, tenured and tenure-track positions made up about 78% of higher education faculty, and non-tenure-track positions accounted for 22%. By 2009, those proportions had nearly flipped to the point where two-thirds of all faculty providing instruction at nonprofit higher ed institutions were not on the tenure track. In a NEJHE Q&A on New Directions for Higher Education, UMass Boston Dean Phil DiSalvio asks University of Southern California higher ed scholar Adrianna Kezar to share her observations on why academe needs to focus on the new faculty mix for the sake of student learning, student success, retention and graduation.

Pictured: Adrianna Kezar

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) appointed Natalie Nevárez to be the first chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at the nonprofit research organization on Cape Cod. ... Montserrat College of Art announced appointments of Lynne Cooney as director of exhibitions and galleries, Elisabeth Reickert as director of counseling and Lisa Shawney as dean of finance and administration. ... The National Minority Supplier Development Council appointed Ying McGuire as its first Asian American or Pacific Islander CEO. ... See more in NEJHE's "Comings and Goings" tally of new appointments in New England higher ed and beyond.

Pictured: Natalie Nevárez
Coming Soon from The New England Journal of Higher Education
A NEJHE Q&A with Richard Haass

Watch for an exclusive NEJHE Q&A featuring Council on Foreign Relations President Richard N. Haass opining on the future of globalization and higher education with NEBHE President Michael K. Thomas and NEJHE Executive Editor John O. Harney. Among Haass's mantras: "Universities have departments but the world doesn't." He believes in interdisciplinary thinking. And he believes higher ed is ripe for disruption.
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