Disagreeing with Reinvention’s Four Goals

One of the reasons I wanted to work at City Colleges was I believed in the goals of Reinvention.(1) While I take no credit for crafting the goals, I was working with the District during the early days of their creation. I was excited to be working with a system that was so committed toContinue reading “Disagreeing with Reinvention’s Four Goals”

Faculty Press

Alberto Aguilar received a wonderful write-up in the Chicago Tribune regarding his latest show. Congratulations to Professor Aguilar for the write-up, and thanks to Armen Serrafian and John Metoyer for passing this along. “Alberto Aguilar and Michelle Harris” runs through Nov. 12 at Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center, 1034 N. Milwaukee Ave., rootsandculturecac.org.

Caught in a Mousetrap

I attended the opening night of The Loop Players performance of “The Mousetrap.” It brought back fond memories of hiding under my bedspread with a flashlight reading Agatha Christie novels after my bed time. I urge all members of the HWC community to take advantage of the opportunity to see the talents of staff andContinue reading “Caught in a Mousetrap”

Word Clouds Cause Death

I used word clouds(1), created through Wordle, to show faculty and staff the results of my one-on-one discussions. Not surprisingly, “students” was the single most-cited word through all of my discussions. I was nonplussed, then, to read this postĀ arguing that the use of word clouds led to the lack of critical thinking about the warContinue reading “Word Clouds Cause Death”

Revised Tenure Deadlines

Hot on the heels of my last post, esteemed Provost Kojo delivers this good news: Please note the revised deadlines for Tenure Projects: December 12 for first year portfolios as already discussed, and December 8 for all others. It is important to note that all tenure projects have to be completed vetted at the collegeContinue reading “Revised Tenure Deadlines”