CHEA Award for HWC

I am pleased to announce that Harold Washington College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, has won the Council for Higher Education Accreditation’s 2013 CHEA Award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes. In joining a select group of community colleges who have won this award, our faculty have demonstrated excellence as recognized in the announcement:Continue reading “CHEA Award for HWC”

Design Storm

A couple of Wright faculty members, Patrick Ham and Tom Murdock, spent a week in lovely Saginaw, Michigan, chaperoning six Wright students for the Region 3 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Faculty and students attended workshops and shows, and participated in acting or design competitions. One of our Wright students, Miguel Perez, joined a team withContinue reading “Design Storm”

You Get What You Measure

“You get what you measure.” This trope guided discussions in many measurement plans in my corporate life. Once a company tracks a performance indicator, then employees start to change their behavior so that they look good in relation to the measure. Taken to extremes, poorly designed measures may have unintended consequences. The story outlined in Freakonomics aboutContinue reading “You Get What You Measure”