16 mars 2017

Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Mentor

HomeNavigating academic life as a graduate student or postdoc requires the guidance of an empathetic and motivating mentor who can help you progress in your research and career transitions. Read more...

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Can’t or Won’t: The Culture of Helplessness

HomeWe might provide the most detailed of instructions, but students will still find a reason to challenge those instructions as inadequate and shift the responsibility of the work to us, writes Lori Isbell. Read more...

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Caught Between Constituencies

HomeHow can you as a senior administrator best handle situations in which you're caught between important constituencies with very conflicting demands? Barbara McFadden Allen, Robin Kaler and Ruth Watkins explore a hypothetical situation along those lines. Read more...

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Speaking Out as an Untenured Professor

HomeFaculty members without tenure have to weigh issues of silence and voice against the hope and need for job security. Deborah J. Cohan gives advice on how to navigate it all. Read more...

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The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge

HomeAbraham Flexner's The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge highlights how the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake has shown itself to be a powerful force in the world, writes Scott McLemee. Read more...

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Welcome to Shark Tank U

HomeEntrepreneur mania seems to be sweeping higher education institutions, but an entire university based largely on those principles is problematic, argues Steven C. Ward. Read more...

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Defending the CFPB

HomeCongress should resist efforts to undermine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which protects students and taxpayers, writes Christine Lindstrom. Read more...

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Information Access and the 800-Pound Gorilla

HomeCurrent technology offers unfettered access to good information and good scholarship, but standing in the way is the U.S. copyright law, argues Bryn Geffert. Read more...

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The Campus Buildings Name Game: Unfinished Business

HomeDecisions to remove the names of controversial people from campus buildings show that the heritage of higher education is complex and even conflicting in its symbols and celebrations, writes John Thelin. Read more...

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Becoming Acquainted With Ambivalence

HomeU.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s assertion that faculty members tell students what to say and think distorts a basic fact: most professors are dedicated to teaching their students to think independently and critically, argues Susan Resneck Pierce. Read more...

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