What’s Dennis Reading – June 5


This week, Vice President Dennis Pruitt is reading:

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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 access- to show that a shift in any of these categories will effect the others. As higher education continues to grow, research is being to suggest that the “iron triangle” can be broken and we have the ability to offer high-quality access to an affordable education without limiting access to students. Jarrett breaks down new results to show how this is possible and provides a video interview at the end to explain how these changes could effect higher education as a whole.

Color Lines: How DNA ancestry testing can turn our notions of race and ethnicity upside down” by W. Ralph Eubanks

DNA testing is allowing many individuals to dig deeper into their past than ever before. There are many people who struggle with their personal identity after they discover their ancestors. This allows us to pose the question, “How much to we rely on our ancestral background when we identify ourselves to others?”

Let Dennis know if you are reading the same articles or if you have questions/comments about what he is reading!


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