10 avril 2017

Language of Appeasement

HomeBy substituting diversity and inclusion rhetoric for transformative efforts to promote equity and justice, colleges have avoided recognizable institutional change, contends Dafina-Lazarus Stewart. Read more...

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Lessons Squandered From Penn State Case?

HomeMight the conviction of Graham Spanier send a warning signal, asks Karen Gross, or at least a warning reminder, through ivory towers across our nation. Read more...

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The Creativity Boom

HomeDavid Galef describes, with tongue in cheek, the courses that today's students should take to be in the know. Read more...

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Democratizing the Great Books

HomeAt a time when many of the values that underpin our democracy are under threat, educators of whatever political disposition should introduce students to the history of ideas that have shaped our contemporary world, write Casey N. Blake, Roosevelt Montás and Tamara Mann Tweel. Read more...

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Boards Need the Right Competencies

HomeMost trustees come to the board table with no clue about what to expect. Cathy Trower and Peter Eckel examine the individual competencies they should have to improve how the board governs. Read more...

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When Students Self-Segregate

HomeShould we intervene, a faculty member asks, when students automatically choose to join groups of their own race in the classroom. Read more...

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Can We Afford Free Textbooks?

HomeWhen it comes to student success, “new” open resources ultimately do little more than further entrench an ineffective status quo, argues Robert S. Feldman. Read more...

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In Praise of ‘B’ Journals

HomeAcademic publishing is becoming more about establishing a pecking order and less about pursuing knowledge, argues Andrew J. Hoffman. Read more...

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Against Student Shaming

HomeWe can talk about teaching and student success without cherry-picking anecdotes that demean those who populate our classrooms, argues Joshua Eyler. Read more...

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A Scientist Speaks for the Arts and Humanities

HomeA physician and a scientist, Raynard S. Kington, adds his voice to those who are appalled by the proposed elimination of the National Endowments for the Arts and for the Humanities. Read more...

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