02 novembre 2015

Crucial Higher Ed Issues: The Elevator Speech

HomeBy Carl Strikwerda. A board member recently asked me, “If you can do two-minute elevator speeches on why someone should give a million dollars to the college, why don’t you give me an elevator speech on the biggest challenges facing higher education? Skip the nuance. No laundry list. Just the top six. You have 120 seconds.” Read more...

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Pell Grants in High School

HomeBy Paul Fain. When low-income students take credit-bearing college courses while still in high school, research has shown they are more likely to graduate from high school, enroll in college and then stick with it. Read more...

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Defending Affirmative Action

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. No consensus exists in American society about the practice of colleges considering race in admissions decisions. Since the 1970s, colleges have been doing so to try to enroll diverse classes of students (and of course under Jim Crow many colleges considered race to prevent diversity). But the practice has always been controversial -- and voters and judges have questioned and in some cases banned the practice. Read more...

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Toilet Paper Inequity

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. As exposés go, it may not rank up there with the Pentagon Papers, but student journalists have captured the attention of Ryerson University, in Canada, and national coverage there with an investigation of differential toilet papers. Read more...

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New Data on Adjuncts

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Teaching is the primary source of income for nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of adjunct faculty members, and two-thirds have actively sought a tenure-track position. Some 38 percent have been on the market for a tenure-track job for five or more years. Read more...

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Getting What You Pay For

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Putting a project out to bid is typically part of the public works process, since competitive bids tend to drive down the price and ensure fair opportunity for contracts. But should that process be applied to faculty hiring in public higher education. Read more...

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The Case for Better Faculty Pay

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Faculty salaries have stagnated at most colleges and universities in recent years, even as other portions of institutional budgets have ballooned. Read more...

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Liberal Arts Minus Liberal Arts Professors

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Many liberal arts institutions across the U.S. are feeling the squeeze of declining enrollments, interest in career-related education and other factors affecting their bottom lines. So some colleges are taking drastic measures in programs cuts. Read more...

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No Right to Complain

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled, 2 to 1, that five psychologists who wrote a memo criticizing the management of the counseling center at Georgia State University lacked First Amendment protections in their grievance. Read more...

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Something Old, Something New

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Finding the right technology is one thing. Finding a place for technology across a university -- and creating the support structures to make sure it is put to good use -- is a whole other challenge, according to the results from this year’s Campus Computing Project survey. Read more...

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