Category: Jay Halfond

An encore professor

August 22nd, 2014 in 2014, Huffington Post, Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College

Encore careers are becoming far more common — as we live longer, with more interests and options, and with the need to work for both the pleasure and income it provides. After four decades as a university administrator, I am now following in the footsteps of my father and my son, both university professors. What is most remarkable about academe is that these dramatic job changes can occur within the same enterprise, and in my case within the same institution…

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The Innovation Seesaw

August 14th, 2014 in 2014, Huffington Post, Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College

Warning: Unchecked innovation may be hazardous to your health. As a recovering innovator myself, I continue to revere Bob Dylan’s adage that “he not busy being born is busy dying.” But I have also come to appreciate that innovation must be tempered by prudence…

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A Case of Do or Die? The Fundamental Things that Apply to Online Leadership

June 30th, 2014 in 2014, Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College

Previously, I suggested that a gradual redistribution is occurring across American higher education, especially among adult learners. Local hegemony is at risk, as online interlopers, increasingly from top-tier universities and other academic behemoths, offer students choice they never had before without having to relocate. A boon to students no longer confined to just local options, online distance learning disrupts those complacent colleges not accustomed to competition. As some universities draw new students into fully online degree programs, others pay the price…

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Online Leadership at the Vortex of Academic Destiny

June 17th, 2014 in 2014, Jay Halfond, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College

As online education becomes more ubiquitous nationally, it becomes even more strategic locally on each college campus. But these efforts are not dispersed comparably across institutions…

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From Arab Spring to Academic Blossoming? Transforming Nations after their Liberation

April 9th, 2014 in 2014, Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College

Those nations trying to propel themselves into the global economy face a daunting task. And those emerging from dictatorships, theocracies and bloody revolutions face even greater challenges. Many had been drained of their best minds and most entrepreneurial spirits. Corruption and violence now need to be supplanted by a stable, civil society that can transact business with the rest of the world. This is when the real work of a revolution begins—and gets tested. Universities become both an anachronism of the past and the best catalyst for the future of countries like Libya trying to emerge from lost decades…

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Distractions, Disruptions, and Distance Learning

February 12th, 2014 in 2014, Huffington Post, Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College

A commonly recognized megatrend across the academic landscape camouflages a perhaps even more important, though often overlooked micro-trend. It is well-know that a significant share of America’s college students are enrolling in something called “online.” Most are doing so as an occasional course within an otherwise on-campus program. Others are sampling something called MOOCs (massive open online courses) on a non-credit basis. This is a big tent of possibilities and activities…

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Future Bernie Madoff, Meet Immanuel Kant

January 6th, 2014 in 2014, Huffington Post, Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College

Roughly every decade, a fresh wave of scandals reignites a spotlight on ethics in business…

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Wallflowers at the Revolution: Evolving Faculty Perspectives on Online Education

November 25th, 2013 in 2013, Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Jay Halfond, MET

For the past decade, we have been mired in generalizations in debating online education…

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The Small New England College: Endangered or Sustainable?

October 1st, 2013 in 2013, Huffington Post, Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College

New England’s rich mosaic of over 150 colleges and universities is potentially at risk…

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Gotta have arts at heart of Hub

September 22nd, 2013 in 2013, Boston Herald, Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Richard Maloney 0 comments

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Co-written by Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College and Richard Maloney, Metropolitan College

The Boston mayoral election provides residents with the chance to reflect on the opportunities, challenges, and prospects facing this great city…

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