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October 8, 2011, 11:49 am

A new proposal for training higher ed administrators

Okay, so I am going to do something I never do: share a dream. I am sharing the dream I had last night because it offers a strange, yet compelling idea for continuing education for administrators in higher education. And yes, I will admit that it is clearly proof of my being an academic management nerd of the highest order to dream about continuing education. Or, according to the dream dictionary online, I could be dreaming of training because I lack confidence, have anxieties about my abilities, or want to change my status in life… Nah, my dreams are usually more literal than that. I just came up with a good training idea.

Most everyone in higher education administration knows about the big training venues for continuing education. Harvard offers their Institutes for Higher Education (HIHE) for new managers, upper administration officials, and new Presidents and Chancellors, along …

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