26 juin 2016

Notable History

HomeBy Scott McLemee. A fascinating new paper sheds light on how note keeping was once central to the pedagogical experience, deeply embedded in the whole social system of academe, writes Scott McLemee. Read more...

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Disappointing Decision With Some Silver Linings

HomeBy Roger Clegg. The Supreme Court ruling on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, is disappointing, writes Roger Clegg, but it leaves plenty of room for future challenges to racial preference policies. Read more...

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A Commitment to Strong Policies

HomeBy Terri Taylor. The Supreme Court's ruling in the Fisher case preserves existing precedent, but it also gives colleges and universities much more specific insight into what it looks like to align with the court's framework and expectations, writes Terri Taylor. Read more...

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A Controversial 25 Seconds

HomeBy Christina M. Ceisel and Vanessa Díaz. The reactionary responses to use of Spanish language at a recent commencement ceremony demonstrate the limits of institutional diversity rhetoric, argue Christina M. Ceisel and Vanessa Díaz. Read more...

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Reassessing a Redesign of Community Colleges

HomeBy Mike Rose. A prominent book championing the pathways approach to student completion at community colleges understates the deep resistance and possible unintended consequences such a restructuring could trigger, writes Mike Rose. Read more...

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No More Bites of the Fisher Apple

HomeBy Michael A. Olivas. The U.S. Supreme Court finally drove a stake through the heart of the discredited claim by Abigail Fisher, a white student, that she was illegally discriminated against in her unsuccessful application in 2008 to the University of Texas at Austin. Read more...

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7 Valencia Students Killed

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Pulse, the gay nightclub attacked Sunday morning amid a celebration of Latin music, was popular with students from Orlando colleges. Many educators in the area have feared that students would be prominent among the victims. Read more...

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A Brave Provost

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Many administrators of land-grant universities at some point pose milking a cow. It shows a connection to the agricultural research roots of the institutions. Read more...

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Accreditor Puts 5 Colleges on Probation

HomeBy Ellen Wexler. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has put four small private colleges and one community college on notice, mostly due to financial problems. Read more...

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Seminaries Squeezed

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Mainline Protestant theological schools are exploring mergers and campus sales as they feel a prolonged enrollment and financial pinch, but experts see smaller institutions bubbling up under different faiths. Read more...

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