Wow!

So, um, a former Dean at my institution used to joke that the best incentive for students was money. “If only we could figure a way to pay students to do well,” he’d say in jest, “then we’d be in great shape.” Well, . . .

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/12/11/forthays

I’m pretty certain I’m dissatisfied with this scheme to encouraging student engagement.

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About Art

I've been a higher education professional for over 15 years and an Academic Advising administrator for the past eight of those. I have a background in exploratory student advising and have spent a great deal of time guiding students through contemplating their personal college-to-career pathways. I've published, presented, and consulted on the intersection of social media and academia and am a firm believer in social media's power as a tool for engagement rather than solely information delivery. I've worked at public and private institutions as well as 2-year colleges and 4-year universities. I believe in Academic Advising as a teaching and learning activity, that learner-centered education is the key to students' academic success, and that as long as we keep students' individual goals and success at the center of our decision-making process, the problem of college-level student attrition can be solved.
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