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Saturday March 1, 2014. The End of the University? The Ohio Valley Faculty Symposium with Dr. Santa Ono, president of the U. of Cincinnati. Two talks live via videoconference on 8 sites in 4 states. Note: In his second talk, Dr. Santa Ono explores the challenges and opportunities for followers of Jesus Christ. The schedule is posted here.

Please join us today for the “The End of the University?’ Symposium with Santa Ono, President of the U. of Cincinnati.

Time: 9:30am – 12 pm EST.

Below are the links to use (and share with friends/colleagues):

Go to: Event Page
https://plus.google.com/events/cu4nmt7n49l6un35u0buscppeco

Click on: You Tube link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpAenlTHC4E

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ESN March Madness 14

What is the most pressing issue for the Christian to engage when journeying in higher ed?

Saturday March 1, 2014. The End of the University? The Ohio Valley Faculty Symposium with Dr. Santa Ono, president of the U. of Cincinnati. Two talks live via videoconference on 8 sites in 4 states. Note: In his second talk, Dr. Santa Ono explores the challenges and opportunities for followers of Jesus Christ. The schedule is posted here. Please complete your registration by Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

In Higher Ed? Wondering about The End of the University? If you’re near one of the campuses hosting The End of the University? on Saturday, March 1 (9 am – noon), I encourage you (whether or not your you’re a faculty) not only to participate in this excellent symposium provided by InterVarsity’s Ohio Valley Faculty Ministry, but also to be in conversation to apply what is discussed on your particular campus context.

The landscape of higher education is changing… rapidly. From contained online degrees and MOOCs, to budget deficits and institutional collapse, the context for our university system is shifting. Dr. Santa Ono, president of the University of Cincinnati, maps this changing landscape and begins to navigate with participants what lies ahead in the foreseeable future of higher education. Drawing on experience at Oxford, Emory, Chicago, and Harvard, Dr. Ono is a respected leader in higher education and at the forefront of technological, social, and research changes currently underway.

Please join colleagues from across the Midwest and beyond in this multi-site symposium (seven sites in four states) to consider both “the end” of the university and our individual and collective role in its future.

I hope to see some of you in Pittsburgh at Duquesne University and others via videoconferencing — please complete your registration by Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

If you are not in the area and/or unable to attend for another reason, I encourage you to explore the developing website and consider becoming part of an on-line Emerging Scholars Network workgroup (to learn more email ESN).

A few relevant links: Continue Reading…

As teachers, we will have content that we will have to teach.

I thought about naming this teaching religion non-apologetically, but that might be too narrow of an idea. So instead, I will take up the issue of what it means to teach according to a curriculum, and then apply that concept to my own field, the teaching of religion.

When we think about our role as academics, we spend a lot of time thinking and working toward a competency in our research skills and subsequently our writing skills. Our place in academia is defined for us in the simple phrase, though no less real, publish or die. But in order to write, we have to have content and content comes through research. So we read, we spend time in the lab, we spend time in the library – all with the goal of writing and publishing. It is our role as academics. Continue Reading…