Sally J. McMillan

Sally J. McMillan, author of "Digital Immigrants and Media Integration," is a writer, academician, and organizational leader. She has been a high school teacher, book editor, non-profit leader, journalist, technology executive, university professor, academic administrator, and higher education consultant.

Reconnecting with our Technology Roots @ a Georgetown Museum

Aiden Kelly says he can “almost hear how the old analogue machines are thinking. You can look at it and see how it is operating.” He works with dial-up modems and enjoys “the iconic sound of connecting to the internet. I like the idea that these two computers are singing a song to each other.”

Bedeviled by Delays: Applying for College Financial Aid

The delays are likely to hurt some colleges more than others. Those with large numbers of students eligible for need-based Pell grants and those serving large numbers of minority students could experience major challenges.

Hot or Not: The Decline of Super Bowl Commercials

This year’s crop of Super Bowl advertisements are not likely to live on in the annals of effective commercials. Nor are they likely to inspire creative advertising that spurs thoughtful conversations.

Simplify Student Aid? It’s Not so Simple

Sen. Patty Murray steered the simplification of financial aid applications through Congress. Then came delay, website bugs, and more angry students, college admissions, and families.

How Do You Earn Money From Your Work? Copyright Offers Little Protection

According to the United States Copyright Office, “the principle that an author of a work may reap the fruits of his or her intellectual creativity for a limited amount of time” has been U.S. law since 1790.

D-Day for DEI at Universities? Not so Fast

Characteristics and vulnerabilities of elite national institutions seem to be driving state-based efforts to limit DEI programs and services broadly. It's a bum rap for many of these colleges.

A History of UW’s Road to Diversity

Students identifying with the original three ethnic groups now make up 11.5 percent of the UW undergraduate population. Enrollment of Black undergraduate students has hovered around three to four percent for decades. 

Changing the way Seattle Responds on Public Safety: Amy Smith on the Front Lines

After observing the public safety crisis on Seattle’s streets, Smith contacted Mayor Harrell’s office. She and the Mayor’s office discussed multiple options before agreeing that establishing the third public safety department in Seattle city government was a good “fit” for her background and skills. 

A Tough Year for Higher Education in America

Technology, generational change, pandemic recovery, money, and meddling were the major trends in higher education this past year.

Cracking Academia’s Glass Ceiling — But Not Quite

Signs of progress: By 1979, more women than men were enrolled in America’s colleges and universities. Currently, across all academic disciplines, women are about 59 percent of the student population but still only 48 percent of the faculty.