27 mars 2016

Candidates on Campuses

HomeBy Bill Mahon. The college campus phase of the presidential race of 2016 has kicked off as scores of state primaries fill the nation’s calendar. Already you can hear in the background the alumni anger, charges of policy violations and a rush of disgruntled donors for the doors. Read more...

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The Popeye Paradox

HomeBy Denise Anthony. College campuses have been somewhat quieter so far this semester, after a turbulent fall in which many campuses saw student demonstrations for racial justice in higher education. We’ve certainly not seen the end of such protests, however. Read more...

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A Shared Vision for Faculty

HomeBy Adrianna Kezar. For 30 years, critics have proclaimed that the tenure-track and adjunct models of faculty are broken. It is 2016, and we still have a crisis when it comes to how higher education should deal with faculty members and the roles faculty members should play. Read more...

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Learning From a Typewriter?

HomeBy Jared David BerezinLast fall, I brought my 1918 Royal manual typewriter into my Communicating Science to the Public class at MIT. I kept a box over the machine and unveiled it at the start of class as though revealing a new car. Oohs and ahs followed. Read more...

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From Crisis to Composition

HomeBy Jessica Yood. Extravagant cars, illicit affairs, eliminating gluten -- I’ve heard these are good ways to cope with a midlife crisis. But I’m an academic. So I chose to go back to school. Read more...

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Identity and Leadership

HomeBy Seamus Carey. If a college reduces its students to mere statistics, its fundamental purpose will be lost, writes Seamus Carey, who was a candidate to head Mount St. Mary's University before Simon Newman became president. Read more...

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The Art of the Swindle

HomeBy Scott McLemee. You may think of yourself as smart, a good judge of character and destined for a life better than the one you have -- but someone appealing to those feelings can end up with all your money and no known forwarding address. Scott McLemee explains. Read more...

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The Economy of Cheating

HomeBy Carol Poster. Colleges and universities may try to address academic cheating as a moral or pedagogical problem, but it's really about something entirely different, argues Carol Poster. Read more...

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Donald Trump and the Value of College

HomeBy Ryan Craig. The candidate's support comes disproportionately from those without bachelor's degrees -- but that may say more about the failure than the success of our higher education system, writes Ryan Craig. Read more...

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Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t

HomeBy Cathy Trower and Peter Eckel. In the two short months since the New Year, headlines about college and university boards and governance have abounded. While the headlines paint one picture, those of us who try and keep a thoughtful eye on governance also read the comments sections of the stories reported here and elsewhere. Read more...

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