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What’s Dennis Reading? – 4/29/15

The University’s Crisis of Purpose by Drew Gilpin Faust, The New York Times Colleges and universities in America have continually struggled to keep up with the demands expected of them, including the abilities to be practical as well as transcendent and to both add value and question values. These conflicting expectations have, in recent decades,…

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What’s Dennis Reading? – 4/15/15

It’s the Weekend! Why Are You Working? by Francesca Gino and Bradley Staats, Harvard Business Review Many people work on weekends, despite being scolded by friends or family, because they enjoy it and view it as a productivity high. However, research shows that most people overdo it and it can be more costly than they…

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What’s Dennis Reading? 4/1/15

Open innovation – the future of R&D collaboration by Jeff Connolly, Monash Magazine Albert Einstein said, “problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.” To foster collaboration and innovative thinking, delve into the internet for a universal platform of accessing, sharing and developing knowledge. Open collaboration enables and delivers superior innovation,…

What’s Dennis Reading? – 3/18/15

The 7 Attributes of CEOs Who Get Social Media by Ted Coiné and Mark Babbitt, Harvard Business Review Leaders are increasingly expected to have a strong social media presence. Yet many still view social media as a broadcast channel, not as a way to connect. The seven attributes of CEOs who get social media are…

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What’s Dennis Reading? – 2/25/15

5 Ways to Become More Self-Aware by Anthony K. Tjan, Harvard Business Review Tjan argues you can’t be a good leader without self-awareness. How does one become more self-aware? He suggests meditation, writing down your key plans and priorities, taking psychometric tests, asking trusted friends and getting regular feedback at work. The Future of Higher Education by Janna Anderson, Jan…

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What’s Dennis Reading? 1/28/2015

Success for All Students by Kevin Kruger, Leadership Exchange NASPA President Kevin Kruger suggests that these are the best practices for ensuring the academic success of first-generation college students: 1) identify, actively recruit and continually track first-generation students 2) bring them to campus early 3) focus on their distinctive features 4) develop programs that meet…

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What’s Dennis Reading? 1/14/15

The digital degree by The Economist Universities have passed on the ever-increasing cost of going to college on to its students, as fees for private non-profit universities in America rose by 28% from 2000 to 2012, and have continued to increase. Higher education is now being introduced to massive open online courses, digitally-delivered courses that have advantages…