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Hanson, Chad – Thought & Action, 2015
The author, chairman of the Department of Sociology and Social Work at Casper College in Casper, Wyoming, examines how the proportion of students who participate in schooling as a real--as opposed to a virtual--undertaking has shrunk through the growth of online courses. This situation could be a tragedy or it could be acceptable. At the moment,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Interpersonal Relationship, Campuses, College Environment
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Hanson, Chad – Thought & Action, 2012
Why can't colleges act more like businesses? For the past century, legislators, boards of trustees, and private sector leaders have been befuddled by academic traditions. The scions of law-making and industry have scratched their heads and wondered why institutions of higher learning do not respond to the same prompts and incentives that work well…
Descriptors: Corporations, Private Sector, Student Financial Aid, Nonprofit Organizations
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Hanson, Chad – Thought & Action, 2005
It was Friday, right before Memorial Day weekend. The Social Science Division was quiet. The author was standing in his office when he realized he had finished his 10th year of teaching a week before. He pondered the milestone for a minute. Like most faculty, he has floor-to-ceiling bookshelves in his office. His favorite shelf sits at the top of…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, College Faculty, Teaching (Occupation), Books