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What’s Dennis Reading? – April 9, 2014

Colleges respond to growing ranks of learning disabled by Matt Krupnick, Hechinger Report An increasing number of colleges and universities are focusing attention on getting reluctant students with learning disabilities to divulge their needs before running into inevitable issues in the classroom- issues that will likely plummet schools’ increasingly important graduation rates. Only a quarter…

What’s Dennis Reading? – March 12, 2014

When May I Shoot a Student? by Greg Hampikian, The New York Times Thanks to a bill passed in Idaho, the state’s colleges and universities now permit guns on campus, creating widespread controversy and an unnecessary evil that professor of biology and criminal justice at Boise State University, Greg Hampikian, facetiously commends as the perfect way to…

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What’s Dennis Reading? – Feb. 26, 2014

Religious Dorms Sprout Up by Arian Campo-Flores, The Wall Street Journal Faith-based residence halls are making appearances at public colleges and universities nationwide, including the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Texas A&M University- Kingsville and the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. The push to create large-scale faith-based residence halls, mostly at public universities, is relatively…

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What’s Dennis Reading? – Feb. 12, 2014

Note that access to some articles may require creating a free account. A Course in Online Civility by Brian Goedde, The Chronicle Review A professor of both online and traditional in-person composition classes, Brian Goedde details how civility and respectful disagreement can be achieved in both face-to-face and virtual forums. Though the students he teaches…

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What’s Dennis Reading? – Jan. 29, 2014

Note that access to some articles may require creating a free account. Jeff Bezos: The Ultimate Disrupter  by Adam Lashinsky, Fortune Magazine Named Fortune’s 2012 Businessperson of the Year, Jeff Bezos has grown Amazon exponentially, venturing into the sales of everything from couture retailing and feature-film production to iPad-worthy tablet manufacturing. Bezos has consistently taken many…

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What’s Dennis Reading? – Jan. 15, 2014

Note that access to some articles may require creating a free account. Degrees of Value: Making College Pay Off by Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Wall Street Journal The public is becoming increasingly skeptical of the value of a college degree, and parents and students are scrutinizing the gap between college debt and post-graduate earnings. According to…

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What’s Dennis Reading – November 25th Guest Reader Sarah Morgan!

This week Sarah Morgan, Assistant Principal of Preston Residential College, is reading: “‘Snowplow parents’ overly involved in college students’ lives” by Bella English The infamous group better known as “helicopter parents” has recently transformed into “snowplow parents.” Attending their children’s job interviews, requesting menu changes in the dinning halls and making roommate changes for their child have…

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What’s Dennis Reading – October 30th

This week, Vice President Dennis Pruitt is reading: * Note that access to some articles may require you to sign up for a free account. “Designing Trustworthy Organizations” by Robert F. Hurley, Nicole Gillespie, Donald L. Ferrin and Graham Dietz With so many different companies in the news for fraud and mistreatment of employees, how does…

What’s Dennis Reading? – Oct. 16

It’s been a while since we’ve featured a guest contributor. Thanks to Jen Skidmore from the Student Success Center, we get to remedy that today. Jen Skidmore, financial literacy coordinator, is reading:    Closing the Financial Literacy Gap to Combat Student Overborrowing and Default Despite recent changes meant to simplify student loan repayment, we’re finding…

What’s Dennis Reading – October 2nd

This week, Vice President Dennis Pruitt is reading: * Note that access to some articles may require you to sign up for a free account. “College Football, Minus the Students” by Ben Cohen College football stadiums across the country are seeing a decline in student section attendance. Some people blame the lack of competitive schedules,…

What’s Dennis Reading – September 18

This week, Vice President Dennis Pruitt is reading: * Note that access to some articles may require you to sign up for a free account. “Art Attack” by Will Ellsworth-Jones Banksy is an international graffiti artist taking his passion to the streets to spread positive messages. After being named one of “Time” magazine’s top 100…

What’s Dennis Reading? – September 4

This week, Vice President Dennis Pruitt is reading: * Note that access to some articles may require you to sign up for a free account. “Campus Sexual Assault: Suggested Policies and Procedures” by American Association of University Professors The AAUP suggested these policies and procedures for preventing and dealing with sexual assault on college campuses.…

What’s Dennis Reading – August 21

This week, Vice President Dennis Pruitt is reading: * Note that access to some articles may require you to sign up for a free account. “‘Tuning’ the Disciplines” by Norman Jones “Tuning” is a European concept, which involves all subject-area teams from different schools to develop common curriculum, learning outcomes and competencies for certain degrees. The Utah…

What’s Dennis Reading – July 24th

This week, Vice President Dennis Pruitt is reading: * Note that access to some articles may require you to sign up for a free account. “The Network Secrets of Great Change Agents” by Julie Battilana and Tiziana Casciaro Change doesn’t come easy, especially in large organizations. Many times workers oppose change and the restructuring of a…

What’s Dennis Reading – July 3rd

This week, Vice President Dennis Pruitt is reading: * Note that access to some articles may require you to sign up for a free account. “Connect, Then Lead” by Amy J.C. Cuddy, Matthew Kohut, and John Neffinger Is it better to be loved or feared? It is an age-old question that many leaders have found themselves…

What’s Dennis Reading – June 19

This week, Vice President Dennis Pruitt is reading: * Note that access to some articles may require you to sign up for a free account. “Colleges Should Teach Intellectual Virtues” by Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Sharpe Many colleges understand that they are given the task of creating educated and successful students who can think critically…

What’s Dennis Reading – June 5

This week, Vice President Dennis Pruitt is reading: * Note that access to some articles may require you to sign up for a free account. “Bigfoot, Goldilocks, and Moonshots: A Report from the Frontiers of Personalized Learning” by Josh Jarrett Josh Jarrett takes a look at the “iron triangle” in higher education- cost, quality and…

What’s Dennis Reading – May 22

This week, Vice President Dennis Pruitt is reading: * Note that access to some articles may require you to sign up for a free account. “Donald Rumsfeld’s Rules for Successful Meetings” by Donald Rumsfeld The former secretary of defense writes his personal tips for making meetings effective and engaging. He draws upon his past experiences…

What’s Dennis Reading – May 1st

This week, Vice President Dennis Pruitt is reading: * Note that access to some articles may require you to sign up for a free account. “Put Theory Into Practice” by Audrey Jaeger, Stephany Dustan, Courtney Thornton, Alyssa Rockenbach, Joy Gayles and Karen Haley Many decisions made for college students are made based off of our…

What’s Dennis Reading? – April 24

This week, Vice President Dennis Pruitt is reading: * Note that access to some articles may require you to sign up for a free account. “How to Review Your Business Model: Some Best Practices” by Rick Staisloff Institutions need to make sure that they are taking time to examine their overall business model, in order…