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20133WhyJADEThetitleofthejournalreflectsitsori-gininthethink-tankmissionoftheAcademyofDistinguishedEducatorsattheNewYorkUniversityNYUCollegeofDentistry.1TheglobalnatureofitsoutreachisconsonantwiththeNYUGlobalNetworkUniversitythatisbothinandofthecityandinandoftheworld.2InordertopromotethefreeexchangeofideasJADEembracestheopen-accessmodelofthePublicLibraryofSciencewhereauthorsretainowner-shipofthecopyrightfortheircontentbutallowanyonetodownloadreusereprintmodifydistributeandorcopythecontentaslongastheoriginalau-thorsandsourcearecited.3Asapeer-reviewedjournalJADEascribestotheUniformRequirementsforManuscriptsSubmittedtoBiomedicalJournalsoftheInternationalCommitteeofMedicalJournalEditorswhichstatetheethicalprinciplesintheconductandreportingofresearchandproviderecommenda-tionsrelatingtospecificelementsofedit-ingandwriting.4Andfinallyasanonline-onlypublicationJADEoptsfortimelinessefficiencyandconservationoflimitedandvaluedresources.ThejournalisticandeditorialvaluesofJADEareeditorialindependenceoriginalscholarshipanddiverseandprovocativeviewpointsgroundedinstrongscience.InspiredbyAlbertGal-latinthedistinguishedstatesmanwhoservedassecretaryofthetreasuryunderUSPresidentsThomasJeffersonandJamesMadisonandwasafoundingfa-therofNYUJADEintendstoupholdthechargeofNYUinestablishinginthisimmenseandfast-growingcityasystemofrationalandpracticaleduca-tionfittingforallandgraciouslyopenedtoall.5FurtherJADEendorsesthegoalsoftheNYUAcademyofDistinguishedEd-ucatorstoenhancetheoverallteachingmissionoftheNYUCollegeofDentistryandtostimulateexcitementamongteach-ersaroundtheirintellectualcontent.WhynowAmongthethreeareasonwhichfac-ultyperformanceistraditionallyjudgedteachingresearchandserv-iceprofessorsplacethegreatestvalueonteachingaccordingtoasurveycon-ductedbytheHigherEducationRe-searchInstituteattheUniversityofCaliforniaatLosAngelesduringthe2010-11academicyear.6Nonethelessfacultyreportedthattheyreceivelittlesupportinimprovinghowtheyteachandspendlesstimeinclassthaninthepast.6Thisisconsistentwiththeviewheldbyacademicswhoeducatefuturehealth-careproviderswhereexcellenceinteach-ingiscentraltothemissionofdentalandmedicalschoolsforexamplebutisoftenundervaluedandunder-supported.1BecauseofthescopeandscaleofchangesinthepresentageJADEintendstoinviteexpertsinhighereducationtofaceoffonthethornyissuesconfrontinghighereducationevenasitendeavorstofosterinterdisciplinaryandinterprofes-sionalcollaboration.ThisinauguralissueisamodelforthesortsoftopicsthatJADEintendstotackle.Inhisprovoca-tivecenterpiecearticletitledTheDen-talEducationBubbleAreWeReadyforaLEED-StyleRatingCharlesN.BertolamiusestheLEEDratingsystemasaprototypethatinhisownwordscouldbeadaptedtodentaleducationinordertogivedentalschoolapplicantsfacultymembersgovernmentalofficialsthemediaandthepublicamoreopenandhonestappraisalofwhatagivenWyJADEWynowMiiamr.robbisDDSmSidtPstcrextvPlnYuadyofDstgsdedtorsMaye.nothidgPDmPhcredtorlBordJournaloftheAcademyofDistinguishedEducators