The POL 210 course at CEFAM is being offered online this semester and is running into trouble. Online courses are not just challenging for students but also present challenges for faculty, too, if of a very different sort.
When a reformer from outside the clerical regime speaks about change it will be worth listening to. It is likely that Rouhani is either a wolf in sheep’s clothing or a dupe.
Angela Merkel’s resounding victory in the German federal elections has been portrayed in much of the European press as solidifying German power in the EU, but her election success has also brought domestic problems.
Academics are constantly being asked to play white coated experts in the media, dispensing pearls of 20 second segmented wisdom about a particular issue. Whether or not what they say is intelligent is another matter.
The freedom to lecture on global issues and to propose new ways of thinking to a group of bright, engaged students and to really have fun in the classroom outweigh the obvious drawbacks of getting through less material.
Professors suffer competing pressures to teach, research and be involved in the lives of their school and students. In smaller institutions such pressures weigh heaviest on the outside lives and time of the faculty.
The Iraq and Afghanistan wars have made the U.S. public war weary, which is constraining Obama’s efforts to mobilize support for a strike against the Assad regime. But, how accurate is this picture?
Next year marks the Centenary of the First World War. Watching the tragic events unfold in Syria provokes one to think of the lessons learned from the carnage brought about by WWI.
There has been a concerted effort in post-Chavez Venezuela to reaffirm its commitment to Petrocaribe. However, Venezuela’s economic problems could undermine official policy.
Achieving a promotion at CEFAM is exciting as it often offers the chance to continue enjoyable parts of a job whilst further developing skills in people management and getting more involved with a fantastic faculty.
As the world watches the Obama Administration fumble its way through a decision about Syria, it is striking just how far the US has fallen in its relative place as a unipolar hegemon.
While the face-to-face course remains the most popular choice for students at CEFAM, a new online course has attracted a small group of students for the coming semester.