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Call for Papers: 2014 Conference of the Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning (ADEIL)

We invite you to submit a proposal to present at the 2014 Conference of the Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning (ADEIL), to be held October 14-16, 2014 in Lubbock, Texas. The conference will be hosted by Texas Tech University Independent School District. Each year, we seek to discuss the concerns and new developments in the field of distance, online, and independent learning. We encourage proposals on topics in research and assessment, student services, curriculum development, instructional design, marketing, administration, and teaching. Presentations may be by individuals or groups and may use a variety of formats old or new (lecture, panel discussion, group interaction, hands-on sessions). Website:   http://www.adeil.org .

Book Review: Checklist for Change-Making American Higher Education a Sustainable Enterprise

Checklist for Change-Making American Higher Education a Sustainable Enterprise by Robert Zemsky moves into the coming changes in higher education and why these are needed. The decline of higher education is seen as a growing problem within the country with national interests. His book moves through a perspective of educational reform and some of the reasons why these reforms are needed. Faculty often resist change. They are traditional in their approach and often actively engaged in their unions. Their perspectives are based on hundreds of years of tradition and their role as researchers. Online education is changing some of these assumptions and faculty can view their role not only as a teacher but also as a researcher whose knowledge makes its way into new and updated courses. The Federalized market has damaged innovation and development in higher education. As most land-grant universities rely heavily on government support and regulation their incentives to change are