||A major contributor to this article appears to have a close connection with its subject. (May 2013)|
|Daniel W. Barwick, PhD|
|Alma mater||State University of New York College at Geneseo, University of Iowa, State University of New York at Buffalo|
|Employer||Independence Community College|
|Parents||James and Ruth Barwick|
Daniel Workman Barwick (born June 21, 1968, in Utica, New York) is the President of Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas, is widely known in educational philanthropy, and has published and lectured widely on the relationship between organizational public relations and higher education management.
Barwick is currently President of Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas. Prior to that role, he was Director of Institutional Advancement at Alfred State College and Executive Director of the Alfred State College Development Fund, Inc. in Alfred, New York. Previous positions include Interim Director of Corporate Relations, Corporate Development Specialist, Assistant to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Assistant to the Director of Records and Institutional Research, Grants Assistant to the Dean of the School of Management and Engineering Technologies, and Interim Coordinator of Assessment. He was awarded the first system-wide Provost Fellowship in the State University of New York, and served as an Academic Policy and Planning Evaluation Associate for that system. Formerly a tenured professor in the State University of New York, he has published and lectured widely on philosophy, philanthropy, and administrative leadership, and was the President of the New York State Association of Scholars, as well as the President of the American Association for Learning Outcomes Assessment. Barwick is certified by CFRE International, the only global provider of professional certification of fundraising proficiency. Barwick is the former CEO of CBD Associates, LLC, a real estate holding company in New York, and was the CFO for The Well-Dressed Reader, an internet specialty company. In 2012, he was elected as one of the Voting Members of the nation's oldest economic research and fiscal policy organization, the American Institute for Economic Research.
Barwick achieved national notice following an administrative battle that occurred while he was employed as a professor and fundraiser at Alfred State College, and serving as the faculty representative to the local board of trustees. The clash between the campus president and the employees achieved national coverage in The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and other venues. Although Barwick's role on the board made him one of the better-informed people connected to the matter, he declined to comment to the media during the conflict. In the aftermath he correctly identified the event as the first time that a private blog had contributed substantially to the reassignment of a public college president, publishing positively reviewed analyses in national and international publications.
Barwick achieved notice again following publication of his view that higher education has not established a negative link between large class size, generically understood, and reduced learning outcomes. He has argued that although a negative link has been established between certain types of instruction in large classes and learning outcomes, higher education has not made a sufficient effort to experiment with various instructional methods to determine whether large class size is always negatively correlated with a reduction in learning outcomes. He has argued that there is no more testable evidence to suggest that large class size is always worse than there is to suggest that small class size is always better. The development in 2011 of the first large-scale MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) appears to have been based in part on Barwick's work, although Barwick himself has never advocated for MOOCs.
Barwick has also drawn notice for his fundraising accomplishments. He has participated in or led a number of capital campaigns for various institutions, both public and private, all of which have surpassed their goals by wide margins. The capital campaign he designed and led at Alfred State College surpassed its goal by 100%, despite having no permanent college president for the majority of the campaign period. This success has led to widespread speaking engagements on conducting small, focused campaigns.
Barwick is the author of one book and fourteen articles and chapters, primarily on educational administration and his philosophical interests, which include ethics, cognitive science, and metaphysics.
Barwick was raised in Utica, New York. Following high school, he attended school in Strangnas, Sweden, as a Rotary International Exchange Student. He returned to the United States in 1987 to attend the State University of New York College at Geneseo, where he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in three years. He then moved to Iowa, where he earned a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Iowa, studying under the noted philosopher Panayot Butchvarov. Barwick then moved to Buffalo, New York, and earned his PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where the well-known philosopher Barry Smith served as his dissertation advisor. Barwick was married in 1997 to the former Carin Weaver, originally of Spencerport, New York. Barwick currently resides in Independence, Kansas, with his wife and their two daughters, Laura and Leah. He is a member of Rotary International, and an FCC-licensed Extra-Class amateur radio operator with the call sign KD2 AHJ. He is a member of the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) of Montgomery County, Kansas.
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