27 mars 2016

The Academy in Peril?

HomeBy William Bradley. If politicians are allowed to dictate who works in our colleges and universities, and thus whose voices get heard when we discuss the world and its inhabitants, we can't expect the results to be positive, argues William Bradley. Read more...

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Accounting for Scholarship

HomeBy Scott McLemee. A recent report on the cost of publishing monographs should be of some interest to many people who buy, read and/or write scholarly books, says Scott McLemee. Read more...

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A Clarion Call

HomeBy Donna Y. Ford. Academe should support minority journals and the scholarship of faculty of color, argues Donna Y. Ford. Read more...

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Let's Focus More on the First Year

HomeBy Roger Martin. Students enter college hoping it will be a major step up from what they were doing before, writes Roger Martin, but they are often disappointed. Read more...

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In Tenn., Politics or Good Policy?

HomeBy Doug Lederman. New piece of governor's ambitious higher ed agenda would break up statewide governing board to focus on two-year colleges and give six universities more independence. Critics predict backsliding on the state's goals and skewed institutional priorities. Read more...

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'Confidence Rating' for On-Time Graduation

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Academic advisers at the University of California at San Diego will this fall be able to tell on a scale from zero to 10 if the student sitting in front of them is on track to graduate within four years. Read more...

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Fired, Then Rehired

HomeBy Michael Stratford. After pledging to stop using five debt collectors last year over allegations they misled borrowers, U.S. Education Department gives two of them new business. Read more...

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The Next Domino?

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. The campaign for free community college hasn't slowed in the wake of Tennessee and Oregon moving to cover tuition costs of recent high school graduates who pursue higher education at two-year colleges. Major cities like Detroit are pushing forward with their own plans, and now one more state is close to covering tuition and fees for its students. Read more...

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For Freshmen, Only Full-Time Faculty

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Governors State U, with many at-risk students, and without much money, opts to fill freshman program course sections with full-time faculty members only. Read more...

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The King’s Speech

HomeBy Michael Stratford. Newly confirmed Education Secretary John B. King Jr. will chastise higher education for inequality and urge colleges and universities to do more for low-income students. Read more...

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