The University of California’s Office of the President has joined with the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), a research-practice partnership based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, to launch a faculty exit survey that is the first of its kind.Given the academy’s struggles to diversify the professoriate and regular media coverage of high-profile, high-cost faculty exits, COACHE and UC recognized that university leaders need better diagnostic tools to understand the numbers, causes, and costs of faculty departures — and how those figures compare to colleges’ competitors in the market.After several years in development by Harvard researchers and critical input from a UC advisory group and scholars elsewhere, the survey is being sent to faculty who resigned or were retained last year at six UC campuses. COACHE will expand its study to include more universities later this year. Read Full Story
The Football Association general secretary, Alex Horne, has announced he is to leave the organisation at the end of January.Horne joined the FA in 2004 as finance director and, in 2006, was appointed Wembley Stadium’s managing director.He became the FA’s chief operating officer in July 2008 and was a leading figure in the St George’s Park National Football Centre development. Horne took up his current post in 2010.“After 11 fantastic years I have decided to look for a change of direction and I will be leaving the FA at the end of January,” he said.In an FA statement, Horne said: “I am incredibly proud to have worked for The FA for over a decade in many differing roles. It’s been a privilege to have played my part in the financing, build and opening of Wembley Stadium and the National Football Centre at St. George’s Park, both of which will provide a huge benefit for the game.“More importantly, it’s been a pleasure to work alongside so many devoted and talented people within The FA who are passionate about developing and improving football across the country at all levels. “This is probably the toughest decision I have made during my career. But after 11 fantastic years at The FA, I have decided to move on.“At the age of 42, the time is right for me to look for a change of direction and I will be leaving the organisation at the end of January next year.”The FA chairman, Greg Dyke, said: “On behalf of the board and the staff at the FA, I would like to thank Alex for his dedicated leadership in a variety of roles over the last decade. I will now work with the board on finding his successor.”
BILL NEAL :09 “Drew-Fino” is “In the Locker-Room” reading Overtime when he’s not shooting jumpers in some chumps face.Ya’ll remember Drew Schifino, the superstar scoring machine who lit it up at Penn Hills and WVU. What up Schifino?:08 The St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series in seven games over Texas. That’s all…now shut up! You know you didn’t watch a game.:07 ABC fired Hank Williams Jr., the voice of the Monday Night Football theme song for saying President Obama was a kin to Hitler. Hey Hank, are you ready for the unemployment line???:06 Pittsburgh are you gonna keep listening to Dr. Howard Slaughter just because he has 10 colleges degrees (and one from Harvard I might add) and I only have two…or are you gonna believe what I tell ya??? That’s what I thought…you stay with me…Slaughter doesn’t have a column in the Courier, I do! I am just saying.:05 Here’s a late entry from my man “Big D.J.” who is still “on vacation” and it’s not bad for a Top 10 finest list for a guy “on vacation.” 1. Halle Berry 2. Pam Grier 3. Vanessa Williams 4. Sally Richardson 5. Angela Bassett 6. Janet Jackson 7. Beyonce 8. Nia Long 9. Stacy Dash 10. Brooke Shields:04 High school football playoffs start right now. Get out and support your teams and your young men. Their future is now!!:03 I can’t always get to the movies for ya’ll all the time, I am just one man people! But I will throw in an old school flick in the VCR…that’s right I said VCR. Don’t act like you don’t still have one. Here’s two greats that never get old. “Wyatt Earp” with Kevin Costner and Tombstone with Kurt Russell. I give em both four basketballs.:02 Their called “Young Money” and they’re bad Mike Wallace, Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown. They’re young, they’re fast, they’re tough and they’re rich…c’mon man!!!:01 The Rayco “War” Promotions fight card is still on but not at Station Square on the Southside. A new location is coming at ya and it’s gonna be another knockout. Go to your facebook hook-up and Rayco War Promotions Web site to get the update…or Rayco will knock you out!!~ Double Overtime ~:00 You know the drill. This might be the greatest First Friday of allllll tttiiimmmmeee! The Par-Tay is this Friday Nov. 4 at The Club Health and Fitness Center in Monroeville 8 p.m.-2 a.m.—Cash Bar & Cash Kitchen—D.J. MeanGee with the Old School Sounds—Special Guest Star Rayco War Saunders and The United Rays Corvette Club is bringing the SoulTrain Dance Line—$10 Donation benefits Toys for Tots and “You can bet your last money it’s gonna be a stone blast honey!!!”~ Game Over ~ :10 The scores are in…FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY … “13”…dictators and tyrants “0!” So Muammar Gaddafi, when you went to Dictator and Tyrant School didn’t they teach you the final chapter? If not it should go like this: No. 1 Keep you a bag full of money at the castle back door, No. 2 When the freedom fighters and liberators are on the front lawn it’s time to roll!; and No. 3 The hell with them 99 virgins and streets of gold in Heaven. Get your “right now women” grab your money and be gone or they are going to find you… hiding in a hole in the floor of a hut or a sewage pipe on the side of the road.