Bennington president Liz Coleman delivers a call-to-arms for radical reform in higher education. Bucking the trend to push students toward increasingly narrow areas of study, she proposes a truly cross-disciplinary education -- one that dynamically combines all areas of study to address the great problems of our day. I urge you to take 18 minutes to listen to her address, because as she says, "There's no such thing as a viable democracy made up of experts, zealots, politicians, and spectators." Then take action.
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Milt Hakel is the Ohio Board of Regents Eminent Scholar in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at
Bowling Green, Ohio. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology in 1966 from the
Minnesota, and served on the faculties at Minnesota,
Houston before moving to BGSU in 1991. He has advised 76 students through the completion of their doctoral dissertations.
Dr. Hakel began his career with research on selection interviewing practices with support from the National Science Foundation. Research support has also come from the Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Army, as well as the private sector. He edited Personnel Psychology for a decade, and then was its publisher for 20 years. He chaired the Scientific Advisory Group for the U.S. Army’s Project A, the largest study ever undertaken of the longitudinal measurement and meaning of human differences.
Dr. Hakel is a former Fulbright-Hays Senior Research Scholar in
Italy (1978), and completed 6 years as a member and 2 years as chair of the U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Psychological Science. Currently he is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Applied Psychology. He is a winner of the James McKeen Cattell Award for excellence in research design from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). He served as SIOP’s president in 1983-84. He is a fellow of SIOP, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Hakel chaired the Coordinating Committee for the Human Capital Initiative, a national effort to bring psychological science to the attention of governmental and private sector officials as a source of solutions to national problems. He served on the Board on Testing and Assessment of the National Research Council, and now chairs the NRC’s Committee on the Evaluation of Advanced Teacher Certification. He co-chaired a working retreat on Applying the Science of Learning to University Education, and an edited book on this topic was published in March, 2002. Presently he co-chairs a task force for the Association for Psychological Science on Life-Long Learning at Work and at Home. His major current interest is in the role of formative assessment in learning and performance.
At Bowling Green Dr. Hakel chairs the Student Achievement Assessment Committee and the Electronic Portfolio Steering Committee, committees that have identified learning outcomes in majors and for the university as a whole; electronic portfolios now provide the means for over 22,000 students, faculty, and staff members to document their own learning and development. He created Springboard, a first year experience course that involves students and their coaches in meaningful assessment and self development though a series of activities, some of which are recorded on video for later feedback and reflection. He chaired the team that created BGSU’s Academic Plan and served as convenor for the Strategic Positioning Group. For the Ohio Board of Regents he chairs the Planning Committee on Higher Learning Accountability and Productivity.
The Bowling Green University Choral Society and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra performed Carl Orff's 1937 composition, Carmina Burana, on Feb. 1, 2, and 3. In case you missed the performances, read the review. It starts this way--
Symphony embraces Orff's orchestral color
"Fortune smiled on the audience for last night's Classics V concert in the Peristyle, as the Toledo Symphony and resident conductor Chelsea Tipton II plus a heavenly host of singers delivered a splendid earful of Orff."
The quote is from an article published Saturday, February 2, 2008 by SALLY VALLONGO, TOLEDO BLADE STAFF WRITER. Here is the URL for the complete review:
And now view this link, showing the singers--note that all of them have memorized the text!
Here are the lyrics for the first stanza of O Fortuna (in Latin and English):
like the moon
you are changeable,
et tunc curat
and then soothes
ludo mentis aciem,
as fancy takes it;
dissolvit ut glaciem.
it melts them like ice.