Category: Jay Halfond

Blogging with Professor Jay Halfond

September 11th, 2014 in Administrative Sciences, Jay Halfond, MET News

Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences Jay Halfond

In August, Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences Jay Halfond (former dean of MET) published two posts to his ongoing Huffington Post blog—“An Encore Professor” and “The Innovation Seesaw.” Professor Halfond has been blogging insights on higher education since October 2012—you can read the blog here.

Dr. Jay A. Halfond on Higher Education in Post-Conflict Societies

April 10th, 2014 in Administrative Sciences, Faculty News, Jay Halfond, MET News

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MET’s former dean and current Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences, Jay A. Halfond, wrote an article for New England Journal of Higher Education called “From Arab Spring to Academic Blossoming? Transforming Nations after their Liberation.” The article examines notions of higher education in post-conflict societies such as Libya, and how Western models can serve as positive examples.

Read more at the New England Journal of Higher Education

Dr. Jay A. Halfond on True Distance Learning

February 12th, 2014 in Distance Education, Faculty News, Jay Halfond, MET News

Former Dean Jay A. Halfond

MET’s former dean and current Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences, Jay A. Halfond, wrote an article for The Huffington Post on the growing popularity of distance learning done completely online. Dr. Halfond states that those most attuned to the advantages of distance learning are “generally older, with careers and families—[who] want control over their education—not to be bound to a location and schedule that dictates their lives… This micro-trend is true distance learning: those students taking complete degrees online, anywhere and anytime.”

Read more at The Huffington Post

MET Professors Pen Op-Ed on Arts in Boston

September 26th, 2013 in Administrative Sciences, Arts Administration, Faculty News, Jay Halfond, MET News, Rich Maloney

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Assistant Professor of Arts Administration Rich Maloney and Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences Jay Halfond co-authored an Op-Ed piece on the role of the arts in Boston, which appeared in the Boston Herald earlier this week. The article cites the strong historical presence of the arts in the city, and examines the advantages this tradition could offer when it intersects with business.

As we move from an information to an innovation age, workers able to harness their creativity to develop new products and processes — and navigate a complex and volatile business environment — will play an increasingly vital role in our economy. A 2010 IBM study of more than 1,500 CEOs found that the most important factor for predicting future organizational success was their ability to infuse creativity throughout their organizations. Boston has more than its share of what urban scholar Richard Florida calls the “creative class.”

Full article: Boston Herald

Photo: flickr/bdamon

MET Dean to Assume New Post

November 2nd, 2012 in Announcements, BU Today Features, Faculty News, Jay Halfond, MET News, Tanya Zlateva

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After nearly a dozen years helming BU’s Metropolitan College, Dean Jay Halfond will step down at the end of the fall semester. He will teach a graduate seminar at the School of Education next semester before taking a yearlong sabbatical, beginning next summer. He plans to teach and conduct research when he returns.

Tanya Zlateva, MET’s associate dean for academic programs and an associate professor of computer science, will become interim dean beginning January 1, 2013.

Learn more about all Dean Halfond has done for BU and Metropolitan College in BU Today’s feature article.

Dean Halfond’s column for New England Journal of Higher Education is picked up by other publications.

June 1st, 2012 in Faculty News, Jay Halfond, MET News

Dean Halfond’s article for the New England Journal of Higher Education talks about the vanishing neighborhood campus. It was picked up by the Providence Journal and subsequently paraphrased in a recent Inside Higher Ed article.

He says:

Higher education thrived in various local settings, especially for adults returning to college on a part-time basis. Much of this has now vanished—though perhaps re-emerging in new forms and for very different purposes.

From Fortress to Vista on the World

May 5th, 2011 in Faculty News, Jay Halfond, MET News

An article on the state of America’s “international campus” written by Metropolitan College’s Dean Jay Halfond was recently published in the New England Journal of Higher Education. Dean Halfond presents a view of the state of the international campus as well as a long list of ideas to help promote global consciousness in higher education.

When it comes to creating an international campus, America’s universities are far better at welcoming faculty and students from abroad—and sending students to study abroad—than in truly elevating global consciousness. Simply having foreign individuals on campus doesn’t make global citizens of the rest of us. Exposure is hardly sufficient. Like wallflowers at a dance, there is sadly too little meaningful interchange.

Read the full article on the New England Journal of Higher Education.