Thursday, October 31, 2013
Last updated: Thursday 10/31/13 @ 7:26 amBy convening the HBCU Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley (at Stanford University, 10/30/13 to 11/1/13), UNCF has proclaimed a game changing challenge for the HBCU community. Of course we won't know how well our community rose to this challenge until a few years have passed, i.e., until we witness the emergence of a wave of black entrepreneurs whose success can be traced back to the ideas and collaborations that emerge from this meeting.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Last updated: Saturday 10/26/13 @ 4:03 pmWelcome to "Fantasy Alliance!!!" -- the serious game wherein readers who are deeply committed to the future well-being of the nation's 106 HBCUs configure strategic alliances among small groups of HBCUs. These alliances would act as virtual HBCUs whose members would pool their resources via the Internet so that they could share costs and benefits.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
Last updated: Saturday 10/26/13 @ 1:21 pmYes, dear readers, the title of this note contains some of the most ubiquitous jargon found on the Websites of HBCUs, HBCU media, and the Facebook and Twitter pages of just about every person on the planet who has ever had the slightest interest in the future well-being of HBCUs.
Last updated: Friday 10/25/13 @ 12:08 amWhat follows is a modified version of a good idea whose time has finally come ==> the Virtual HBCU (V-HBCU), a notion that was first announced to the HBCU community over ten years ago in "Going Online with V-HBCU" (Diverse Issues in Higher Education, 4/25/2002). As per the article in Diverse, the original V-HBCU consortium had six members: Alabama A&M University, Bethune Cookman College (now "University"), Florida A&M University, Grambling State University, Morgan State University, and North Carolina Central University.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Last updated: Monday 10/14/13 @ 7:35 pmThe table of links to the previous week's announcements by HBCUs of their academic news and events -- announcements related to their research, teaching & learning, and community service activities -- was deleted forever from the Gateway's page on this blog yesterday, 10/13/13. For the last three or four years, Google's stats consistently showed that the readership for this feature had declined to such a low level that it was not worth my effort as the Gateway's editor to search for these announcements on the 106 HBCU Websites every week.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Last updated: Friday 10/11/13 @ 2:07 pmEarlier this week a colleague called my attention to the fact that The Sloan Consortium, a/k/a "Sloan-C", changed its definition of "blended" courses, a/k/a/ "hybrid" courses. Sloan-C's Website now provides the following definitions of "blended" or "hybrid" courses:
Monday, October 07, 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 10/8/13 @ 2:51 pmThe sudden retirement by Dr. Sidney A. Ribeau on Tuesday 10/1/13 from the presidency of Howard University was surprising. Indeed, the classy letter he sent to the Howard community that announced his departure in December 2013 contained no hints as to why he was leaving, thereby unleashing torrents of ill-informed speculation.
Saturday, October 05, 2013
Last updated: Sunday 10/6/13 @ 2:58 pmAbout a year ago, I posted a note on this blog that asked the question, "But what about the other 91 percent???"
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 11/5/13 @ 7:16 amDr. John S. Wilson, the former Director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs and now President of Morehouse College, posted an op-ed in the Chronicle of Higher Education last year that was titled,"Wealthy Americans, Meet Historiclly Black Colleges. Again." (Chronicle, 11/5/12)