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The James Webb Space Telescope

I grew up during America’s space race to the moon and remember watching most of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo launches including the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. With the creation of the space shuttle program and construction of our space station, America’s post-moon landing space program focused more on conducting scientific experiments instead […]

The James Webb Space Telescope

I grew up during America’s space race to the moon and remember watching most of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo launches including the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. With the creation of the space shuttle program and construction of our space station, America’s post-moon landing space program focused more on conducting scientific experiments instead […]

The Signs Are All Around Us

In a recent blog post, I wrote about Professor Steven Mintz’s article titled The Revolution in Higher Education is Already Underway. Another recent post reviewed Bob Zemsky’s and Lori Carrell’s recent book, Communicate for a Change. The nine conversations that they chose to write about are relevant to the “revolution already underway.” The first conversation, […]

An Inspiring Story That Could Increase Community College Graduation Rates

A recently published article in the Hechinger Report about a free tuition plan offered by five community colleges in the San Diego area motivated me to write about it as well.

Hechinger reporter Wayne D’Orio writes about a new program called Alamo Promise. Promise programs that pay for college tuition are not new. Mr. D’Orio cites a UPenn GSE database indicating that there are more than 400 nationwide, 10 of which are in Texas.

The Signs Are All Around Us

In a recent blog post, I wrote about Professor Steven Mintz’s article titled The Revolution in Higher Education is Already Underway.

Another recent post reviewed Bob Zemsky’s and Lori Carrell’s recent book, Communicate for a Change. The nine conversations that they chose to write about are relevant to the “revolution already underway.” The first conversation, Why Can’t We Talk About the Mess We’re In?

Data Analytics Applications for Student Retention – Traditional Techniques versus Machine Learning

The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope triggered more than a few memories of mine. One of those memories was the alleged quote from astrophysicist and tv host, Carl Sagan, who referred to the number of stars in the universe as “billions and billions.”

Another memory was when Dr. Phil Ice and I presented a paper about online student retention at the biennial conference of the Oxford Internet Institute at Oxford University.