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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Excellent online brainstorming tool

I am totally digging this. It's a Flash-based, in-browser mindmapping tool. It is fast, simple, good-looking, easy to use, and -- this is more important than I used to think -- fun to work with. All the shapes and colors make me more creative. I've been working on a redesign of one of my courses, and part of the process has been trying to organize the content of the course visually as it currently stands. This service has made it really easy. I love it. Thanks bubbl.us!

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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Reference work on the "religious right"

This came across my desk the other day. Potentially interesting.
clipped from www.greyhouse.com

The Religious Right: A Reference Handbook
Third Edition

The Religious Right
PDFTable of ContentsPDFSample PagesPDFFull Text Reviews

Order Books Pub. Date: March 2007 Hardcover: 800 pages ISBN: 1-59237-113-2/978-1-59237-113-6 Price: $135.00

This text explores the influence of religion on legislation and society, while examining the alignment of the religious right with the political right. A historical survey of the movement highlights the shift to "hands-on" approach to politics and the struggle to present a unified front.

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How do college trustees feel about their role?

A new survey from the Chronicle of Higher Education finds that trustees are often frustrated by unrealistic expectations with regard to fundraising and management, as well as being intensely critical of the way higher education in the U.S. typically functions.
clipped from chronicle.com
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Special Report

The Chronicle Survey of Trustees of 4-Year Colleges

The results of The Chronicle's Survey of College and University Trustees are based on responses from board members at 1,082 individual campuses or university systems that took part in The Chronicle's 2005 survey of presidents of four-year colleges.

Results from The Chronicle's 2005 survey of four-year college presidents are shown in the second row in a contrasting color on those questions that are similar.

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