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This site is dedicated to raising awareness of our
human interconnectedness in both our schools
and communities. It is strongly urged that we
rethink education from a more unified and
humanitarian learning-centered perspective.

If a man's education is finished, he is finished. (E.A. Filene)

Students are ailing
With site managers failing;
Instructors consider bailing
With reforms still trailing.

Thomas James Darling


Treating students — or faculty as an underclass
does not elevate administrative power — it diminishes it.
Only when administrators work closely with students and faculty
can the benefits of organizational unity be realized.


Keeping Love in the Information Technology Loop

Neighborly Reconnection: Nurturing Intangibles in the Learning Environment

Doing No Harm: Taking Care of Number One Revisited

Proactive Administration: Closing the Credibility Gap

A Student's Eye-View of Education's Decline and Fall

School Policy and Practice as It Affects the Student Underclass

Essay Collection-1

EduQuotables and Visions

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and injustice. (Robert F. Kennedy)

Inspiring Quotations (Collection-1)
Inspirational "EduQuotables" gathered for this website

Inspiring Quotations (Collection-2)
More "EduQuotables" gathered for this website

Visions for Continuing Education
Visions for Education (including interviews)

WASC Standards for Accreditation
Western Association of Schools and Colleges — Standards for Accreditation
All About WASC
All About the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
WASC Home Page
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (Primary School through University Level)
The Senior College Commission
The Senior College Commission (Accredits Senior Colleges and Universities)
WASC Policy on Complaints
WASC Policy on Complaints (College/Univ. Level)
Accreditation for Community and Junior Colleges
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC)
Policy Outline for Submitting Complaints
Student and Public Complaints Against Institutions
Accreditation for High Schools, Elementary Schools, etc.
The Accrediting Commission for Schools (below the college level)
Looking Ahead with the ACCJC
Project Renewel: Evaluation Plan for the ACCJC
Links to Online Educational Information Resources
WASC's Recommended Educational Information Links
EDUTRUE: Engines for Education Article
Top Ten Mistakes in Education by Roger Schank
Engines for Education
Introduction to Engines for Education (A hyper-text book!)
Engines for Education
Engines for Education (List of Online Topics)
Who’s Killing Higher Education? Corporations and Students: The Unusual Suspects
Technology and Human Responsibility
NetFuture's Topical Index Online
Exploring Technology and School Reform
EdWeb Recommended Lists
E-mail discussion lists and electronic journals
Center for Critical Thinking
Resources and information for teaching critical thinking
Creative Commons
Distributes creative work available for others to build upon and share.
California Federation of Teachers
Community College council of the California Federation of Teachers
Perspective, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Union efforts toward SDCCD Management Accountability)
CFT Publications
CFT Newsletter Archives
Professional Education Associations and Journals
Office of Research and Information Systems (education links)

UC San Diego Departments

UCSD Libraries' Hours

UCSD Student Organizations and Publications

UCSD Guardian Student Newspaper Online

San Diego Community College District (Website Gateway)
Links to various sections of the SDCCD's website

SDCCD's Mission and Goals
District's Mission Statement and Stated Goals

SDCCD's Educational Master Plan
Stated Principles and Priorities (Updating the Educational Master Plan for 2000-2005)

SDCCD's Board of Trustees
Photo of Board Members (note: Student Trustee not represented)

SDCCD Chancellor's Cabinet
District Management Leadership

SDCCD News and Events
District Events Calender, District newsletter, news releases, etc.


Excellence has no fear of observation,
but neither does mediocrity
so long as it can present a
"credible" facade.

When administrators act with impunity
student well-being takes a dive.


Computer technology itself clearly demonstrates that there are many different means and diverse applications which may be tapped to reach agreed upon goals. Our own human diversity is enhanced by exploring technological options with our uniqueness as individuals in mind.



Musings on Information Technology Use

HOMESCHOOLING OUR HEART ensures that love guides information technology use decisions. When our choices originate from below the heart — institutions are hard-pressed to ensure a degree of civil sanity and become "stressed out" themselves — administrating between and among inevitable conflicts.

Without education occurring at the heart — and higher levels — educational advancement becomes less intuitive and more formulaic — often closely tied to simply where the money is. This contributes to the politicizing of educational trends — leaving love and higher intuition increasingly "out of the loop." With the truest education increasingly co-opted, subverted or marginalized — education as an industry can expand while deeper truths are ignored and real educational community is imperiled.

Does resistance to heartfelt innovation within our institutions persist from our having unlearned love to the point of no return? Too often our hearts are the lonliest educators of all. Our hearts "all-ways" belong in the information technology loop, for in following our heartsong we are more likely to make earth-friendly decisions as well.

We must learn to live life so that our heart maintains a very bright core in it. Through love we can all have a starring role in humanity's continuing education. Information technology (IT), alone, will leave our heart hungry, and our humanity imperiled.

Our hearts do not have a monopoly on love — but they can let us know whether love is in our communication or left out of IT! What IT serves is up to each of us . . . down to the last mouse-click.

"Action is the anecdote for despair —
especially action we all can live with."


Can a chancellor of a large community college district be responsive to
individual students who address issues and refuse to be brushed off or ignored?

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Copyright ©2000-2017 by Thomas James Darling

Breaking the code of denial
is the first step toward a more amazing education!

Only those who will risk going too far
can possibly find out how far they can go. (T.S. Eliot)

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