17 juillet 2016

Manipulated Journal Rankings?

HomeBy Jerry A. Jacobs. Are editors manipulating citation scores in order to inflate the status of their publications? Are they corrupting the rankings of scholarly journals?
While any allegations about cheating or other academic chicanery are cause for concern, journal rankings to date continue to offer one rough but useful source of information to a wide variety of audiences.
Journal rankings help authors to answer the omnipresent question “Where to publish?” Tenure review committees also use rankings as evidence for visibility, recognition and even quality in the academic review process, especially for junior candidates. Read more...

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Free College Is Not Enough

HomeBy Nancy Zimpher. While a well-intentioned concept, it falls substantially short of what today's students really need, argues Nancy Zimpher. Read more...

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The Myth of the English Major Barista

HomeBy Robert Matz. The old joke that consigns people who graduate with English degrees to a permanent life in food service says less about them and more about our culture, writes Robert Matz. Read more...

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Time for Sergeants

HomeBy Mark Montgomery. Some of the money going to fund the best graduate students at the most elite institutions should be redirected to less wealthy ones -- where Ph.D. recipients become good science teachers but not always research stars, argues Mark Montgomery. Read more...

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The Case for Class Cams

HomeBy Amir Azarvan. In an age of narcissism, we need to protect professors by putting cameras in the classroom, argues Amir Azarvan. Read more...

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College and the New Class Divide

HomeBy Jeffrey J. Williams. Contrary to college standing as an open thoroughfare for Americans wanting to improve their lives, it has become a gated toll road primarily available to those from middle-class and upper-class families, argues Jeffrey J. Williams. Read more...

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New Rule Threatens HBCUs

HomeBy Julianne Malveaux. A proposed new federal rule could have unintended negative ramifications for historically black colleges and universities, argues Julianne Malveaux. Read more...

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How to Choose a (Machiavellian?) Leader

HomeBy Scott McLemee. Machiavelli's name has long been synonymous with political skulduggery, but Maurizio Viroli offers us a kinder, gentler Machiavelli -- someone who kept the common good in mind in ways greatly lacking in this election year, writes Scott McLemee. Read more...

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New Data Era for Teacher Prep

HomeBy Benjamin Riley. Teacher preparation programs can improve outcomes for future teachers and their students if they use student-achievement data to inform their efforts, writes Benjamin Riley. Read more...

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Beyond the Borders

HomeBy Miguel Syjuco. You can learn a lot teaching Hemingway to both traditional students and campus security guards from around the world, writes Miguel Syjuco. Read more...

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