As an educator, leader, professor, and maker, I blog to make sense of the "changing ecology of higher education". In my administrative and teaching responsibilities, I encounter and mitigate clashes and collisions between traditional faculty role and the changing demographic of college students, campus climates and external pressures on higher education. The primary function of this website is a blog to deliberate and share my thinking and experience on these issues.
My maker spirit, leadership and opportunity has led me to assume the role of hub director for the emerging California Faculty Collaborative, an intersegmental effort to provide college faculty professional learning to address changes in California higher education context.
This change in my duties requires I offset some features of this website to the Collaborative effort--resources and professional learning opportunities. Professional learning in college teaching and learning is more important than ever as we grapple with the aftermath of a difficult election-year, which has surfaced preparing the next generation of citizen leaders to gain needed intellectual, social and civic skills to serve democracy in communities and country.
To stay abreast of the changes and directions of Higher Ed to meet student need and expectations, faculty objectives and societal well being.