Browsing Archive: September, 2009

Accredition and the Dodo

Posted by Daniel S. on Sunday, September 20, 2009, In : Accreditation 
Aloha - and what you may well ask does the American post-secondary system of accreditation have to do with the extinct dodo bird?  I'm sad to say that you just guessed the answer: they're both extinct. Okay, the dodo bird I get, but what about accreditation?  It's hardly extinct - it's the very foundation of North American higher education, isn't it?

The answer is, it was.  Back in the early 50's and 60's accreditation had a particularly important meaning:  courses taken at one American colle...
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In the Throes of Birth

Posted by Daniel S. on Tuesday, September 15, 2009, In : health care reform etc. 
It's easy to lose the big picture in the throes of birth, and that, I believe is what's happening to health care reform.  I don't usually wax politic but this situation screams out in need. 

As an educator and physician, I believe we desperately need health care reform, though not, perhaps in the way that we're intent on pursuing it.  You see, there are several "big pictures" that have been lost that are absolutely essential for health care reform to really happen.  The first is to realize, a...
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Author/Actor Daniel S. Janik (aka author Raymond Gaynor/Gary Martine) A retired physician turned author, actor, dancer, educator, naturalist, former publisher, Daniel S. "Dan" Janik has plenty to say.

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