May 10, 2003

EduBlogs with Another Sort of Edge

There's been a lot of talk in the blogosphere about the phenomenon of the scholar bloggers (much of it, of course, by and for the, uh, scholar bloggers). But there's a lot more to higher education than the academics who often (and perhaps wrongly) assume that they are at its very center. Here are a couple of edublogs brought to us by some of the insiders who arguably have a better handle on what's really going on in the university:

Financial Aid Office. This one is all about -- you guessed it -- financial aid. Can tpruett and the AccidentalAdmin really put out a compelling blog on such a topic? They can, and they do. They seem to mainly follow a link-and-comment format, calling attention to what's being said and done in the areas of admissions, rankings, student loans and various other matters of weighty concern to those inside the academy. Serious stuff, but some of it they manage to make funny with wry observations and understated irony.

Frank Admissions. This new site promises "Higher Ed with an admissions focus." "Frank" is "an admissions professional who has worked in undergraduate and graduate admissions at several selective universities" and whose blog will "collect news and ideas about higher education with an emphasis on admissions/enrollment management."

Posted by Invisible Adjunct at May 10, 2003 11:37 PM

In one of those really lovely weird ironies, CavLec is on the list. Probably happened after David's Cave Linguistica post, as David would be the living exemplar of the illusionary Golden Age Academic if he, uh, hadn't flunked out of grad school once himself...

Anyway, a moment's amusement at how closely *didn't* read CavLec.

Posted by: Dorothea Salo at May 10, 2003 02:59 PM