Last week on Blursday Socials with e-Literate LIVE!, we had the pleasure of chatting with Jeff Young, the creator of the Pandemic Campus Diaries podcast, which is still one of the best ways I know of to get a feel for the varied and changing impacts of COVID-19 on students and educators. (The latest episode dropped this week and I can’t wait to listen to it.) Over the next two weeks, we’ll be exploring topics of what’s coming and how to deal with it as campus communities.
As I’ve written about in a previous post, we’ll have Inside Higher Ed editor and co-founder Doug Lederman this Thursday, October 22nd at 4 PM ET. Just about every major developing story about higher education crosses Doug’s desk. That puts him in an excellent position to talk with us about what he sees coming next.
I’m delighted to tell you that next Thursday’s guest will be Susan Baldridge, former Provost and psychology professor at Middlebury College, co-author of The College Stress Test, and a strategy and change management consultant to college leaders. (You may have read one or two of her posts here on e-Literate.)
Susan is in a great position to talk about how campuses are managing change—and how they should manage change—during these difficult times. She has a mastery of the financial, mission, and human aspects of the challenge. She is fascinating to talk to. So come talk to her!
Remember, Blursday Socials are much more conversation and participation than broadcast. Think of it as being like trivia night at your favorite bar. There will be some organized activity, but a lot of it will be just connecting with friends. Some folks will be regulars, others will be semi-regulars, and still others will drop in occasionally. They start every Thursday at 4 PM Eastern Time. The bar closes at 5:30.
The dress code is casual; BYOB.
I recommend that you also subscribe to the iCal feed, which you can do by going to this page and clicking on the “iCal Feed” button on the bottom. I have events tentatively lined up for the handful of weeks, which I will populate to the calendar as they are finalized.
Doug Lederman’s session is this Thursday, October 22nd at 4 PM ET. RSVP here.