Welcome to the Exchange!

Speaking to you from the Exchange…this is Joe McGirt! Welcome to The Academic Exchange: Reflections on Higher Education, a blog on the varied aspects of Higher Education and the issues that are the primary catalyst in this time of reflection and change. I am a 40 year veteran of classroom instruction in higher education and a 10 year veteran of the crucible called Academic Administration. My training includes undergraduate degrees from the University of North Carolina and Indiana University, an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina. I have had a full and varied career in fields from Management, Law Practice and Entrepreneurism to Academic Administration. I am a lover of teaching and education and the adult students I teach most every night. I hope to create a place where professionals, teachers, students, and people interested in the academic world can discuss their views of every aspect of higher education…curriculum, classroom assessment, retention and persistence, technology, financial aid, student support, classroom management, adaptive learning, MOOCs and many more.

I invite you to comment on my posts and follow them by subscribing. I would love to publish your comments and articles! If you have any questions or suggestions I’d love to hear them…please get in touch at joe.mcgirt@academic-exchange.com. You can also visit my Twitter feed through the menu on the right or at @academicXchange. I hope to post at least weekly so please check in. I’ll see you here!

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