Higher Education

The Dichotomy at the Heart of our Warner Experience

In my years as a grad student here at Warner, I have noticed a recurring theme of polarity appearing often in the midst of conversations among students.  This theme takes many forms, such as the paradigm war (nominally presented as “quantitative vs. qualitative”), perspectives on research (positivist vs. constructivist/constructionist/contextualist), perspectives on experience (objective vs. subjective), perception of our work (practical… Read more →

Teaching, learning and fiscal resource tensions in higher education

Teaching, learning and fiscal resource tensions in higher education

by Andrew Wall The downward trend of the stock market, coupled with Presidential candidate rhetoric associated with a national financial crisis echoes through my mind as I think about the near term future of higher education. There is no question that fiscal resource tensions, or the constriction of available resources, is going to be an issue for higher education into… Read more →