Politics, Re-Spun: The BC Government Doesn’t Know Who Graduates With What. What?

I know. It’s true. The BC government’s Ministry of Advanced Education has no data on who has graduated with what from BC universities in the last 40 years. I know, hey. You’d think it would be interesting to them, even because maybe some of them were curious. Maybe some of them would want to do ...

Parchment in the Fire: The marketisation of our universities: Economic criteria get precedence over what’s good in human terms | British Politics and Policy at LSE

The marketisation of our universities: Economic criteria get precedence over what’s good in human terms | British Politics and Policy at LSE. Business criteria, not education or the public good, drive what marketised universities do, writes Luke Martell. Universities are restructuring for the new era, ploughing money into marketing and glitzy buildings, designed to appeal to applicants as much ...

Geoff Campbell: Higher Ed / College Campus Photos

Over the past couple months, as part of my Multimedia and Visual Journalism course at Newhouse I’ve taken hundreds of photos. Here are a few from around campus. Higher Ed / College Campus Photos, a set on Flickr.   Filed under: #hesm, #heweb, higher ed, Job Hunt, Newhouse, Newhouse School, Photography, Public Relations, S.I. Newhouse ...

Geoff Campbell: Hire Me (Higher Ed Social Media Manager)

Hi, I’m Geoff Campbell and want to be your school’s next social media manager starting as early as June 3rd. Here’s a bit about my experience. I have hands-on experience managing institutional social media accounts, writing a comprehensive social media policy and drafting/implementing social media strategy. In the last seven months, I’ve written in-depth (Case ...

Geoff Campbell: PRSA CHE (Higher Ed PR) Senior Summit

Every year, the Counselors to Higher Education (CHE) section of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) holds a Senior Summit where practitioners can learn hear from experienced executives on best practices and learn from one another what they can do to improve the communication activities at their higher education institutions. Thanks in large part ...

Death By Trolley: The Grad School Gospels – Part 5: The University Graduate Entitlement Complex

The Grad School Gospels is a series of posts inspired by Dirk Hayhurst‘s The Bullpen Gospels. In the Bullpen Gospels, Hayhurst tells stories from his struggle to self-actualize through professional baseball. Inspired by Hayhurst and the many commonalities I noticed between the minor league track to the Majors, as he described it, and my experience ...

Death By Trolley: The Grad School Gospels – Part 4: On Grad School Goggles and the Cult-Like Nature of Grad School

The Grad School Gospels is a series of posts inspired by Dirk Hayhurst‘s The Bullpen Gospels. In the Bullpen Gospels, Hayhurst tells stories from his struggle to self-actualize through professional baseball. Inspired by Hayhurst and the many commonalities I noticed between the minor league track to the Majors, as he described it, and my experience ...

Death By Trolley: The Grad School Gospels – Part 3: Academe Can’t Be Your Everything

The Grad School Gospels is a series of posts inspired by Dirk Hayhurst‘s The Bullpen Gospels. In the Bullpen Gospels, Hayhurst tells stories from his struggle to self-actualize through professional baseball. Inspired by Hayhurst and the many commonalities I noticed between the minor league track to the Majors, as he described it, and my experience ...

Geoff Campbell: Seeking Work in Higher Ed Communications (June 2013)

I’d like to announce a but earlier than I need to that I’m looking for a full-time job starting Monday, June 3rd, 2013. I could simply post my resume and explain why in 100 words or less why you, a manager in a higher education communication office, should hire me but I can do better. ...

The Progressive Economics Forum: Globe and Mail on higher education in Canada

The Globe and Mail has just launched an in-depth feature on higher education in Canada, an installment of their Our Time to Lead series. For a couple of weeks, you can expect to see increased coverage of the issues facing our post-secondary education system in print but especially online. The editors deserve credit for seeking ...

The Progressive Economics Forum: Time to Rethink The Way We Fund Higher Education

This September, like every year, a new group of high school graduates headed to college or university to pursue higher education. But today’s generation of students is in for a very different experience from the ones their parents had. On campuses across the country shiny new buildings are popping up, bearing corporate logos or the ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips in 20 Days for First-year Students: #19- Access student disability services

Mount Allison is so supportive of all students and they really want you to succeed. The Wellness Centre provides services to students with documented disabilities other than learning disabilities and The Meighen Centre is for students with learning disabilities. This support includes note takers, alternate exam settings, alternate lecture and exam formats, mentoring, the use ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips in 20 Days for first-year students: #18- Enjoy Mount Allison without alcohol

In this the 18th video in our 20-part tip series, fourth-year honours psychology student and Orientation Chair Aleka Maclellan discusses what students can do to enjoy Mount Allison before they turn 19. All residence events are generally all-ages. Turning 19 really isn’t as life-changing as it’s cracked up to be and there’s certainly no shortage ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: Places to Relax at Mount Allison University

In the 17th in our 20-part video tip series, fourth-year biology students Beth Whitfield and Brittany Cain talk about their favourite places to relax and unwind around campus.  Brittany really likes the solarium and pub in the Student Centre and Beth suggests the Waterfowl Park as a good place to de-stress. Personally, I enjoy taking ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #15- Finding coffee in Sackville, NB

In the 15th of 20 in our video tip series, fourth-year psychology student Aleka Maclellan talks about the best places to grab a coffee in Sackville. Drinking coffee is a study-aid and habit-forming, so it’s no surprise that there are five good places to get coffee in this university town. Starting with the obvious, if ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #14- Discovering Art in Sackville, NB

In the 14th of our 20 part video-tip series, fourth-year history and anthropology student Sarah Underhill talks about viewing art in Sackville. Firstly, there’s Owen’s Art Gallery, the oldest university art gallery in Canada, which hosts student and established artists’ work year-round. There’s also the START (Student Run Art) Gallery and Struts Gallery in downtown ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #13- Explore the natural beauty surrounding Mount Allison University

In the 13th video in our 20-part video tip series, third-year biology student David Summerby-Murray discusses places to see outside Sackville. He mentions the Tantramar Salt Marshes, just outside Sackville (part of why Canon Envirothon came to Mount Allison). There’s also the Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tides in the world. If you ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #12- Out on the Weekend

In the 12th in the 20-part video tip series, third-year religious studies student  Oudai (OD) AlTabbaa discusses the many things to do on weekends in Sackville. There’s really always something happening in Sackville during the school year. There are events and activities organized by the 140+ clubs on campus, concerts at the Pub and George’s, ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #11- Overcoming Exam Anxiety at Mount Allison University

In the 11th in our 20-part video tip series, fourth-year environmental studies student Avery Wheeler offers her advice on overcoming exam anxiety. I’m not going to lie, the first exams you’ll take in University will probably be stressful. You have probably never taken a 2-3 hour test that’s worth 40-60% of your final grade. Don’t ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #10- Stay fit on campus at Mount Allison University

Tenth on our list of 20 video tips for incoming Mount Allison University students is how to stay fit and healthy on campus. Fourth-year environmental studies student Avery Wheeler discusses Mount Allison’s athletic facilities and why you should use them to avoid the dreaded and “very real” freshman 15. There is a focus on staying ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #8- Transition to Life at Mount Allison University

In this video, fourth-year psychology and English student James Barth and fourth-year biochemistry student Erin Stewart give their take on adjusting to university life at Mount Allison. I think an important point to make is that it is completely normal to feel a bit out of place and nervous at first — everyone feels that ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #6- Adapt to Academics at Mount Allison University

In this 6th out of 20 video tips for incoming Mount Allison University students, fourth-year environmental studies student Avery Wheeler returns to discuss the academic transition from high school to university.    As I wrote on my blog back in September of my first year, “The main difference between high school and university is that there ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #4- Get some inside information

Fourth in this 20-part video series for the Class of 2015, Alex Dalton (fourth-year international relations) and Avery Wheeler (fourth- year environmental studies) share what they wish they knew before they came to Mount Allison. Alex mentions the very useful reference librarians and Avery mentions that rain boots are a must have as the reality ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #3- Experience Theatre at Mount Allison University

In the third post of a 20-part video series, Sarah Underhill, who expects to graduate in May with a double major in history and anthropology, talks about experiencing theatre on campus and around Sackville.  You’ll notice here that there are theatre productions most weeks of the year. There are many groups to join and watch, ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #1 Make the most of your first few weeks (Orientation to Mount Allison University)

20 Tips in 20 Days for first-year students: #1 – Make the most of your first few weeks Your first days at Mount Allison are approaching quickly. In the first of a 20-part video series, below you will find a tip featuring fourth-year students Erin Stewart (biochemistry) and Beth Whitfield (honours biology). The tip is ...