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July 30, 2014
A new book argues that public intellectuals possess not just knowledge and opinions but something academics lack: style. Scott McLemee considers the rhetoric.
July 29, 2014
Professors must have real input in key campus decisions, including more access at senior administrative levels, but full votes of the faculty are not the most effective way to do so, writes Brian Rosenberg.

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July 30, 2014 - 1:57pm
My search for MOOCs on Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Gaza came up with...nothing. Zip. Why?
July 29, 2014 - 9:14pm
It's not so much whether tenure is good for academic librarians but what conditions lead to our best work. 
July 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
Sharing our process, asking for feedback.

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December 8, 2006
Michael Bérubé discusses the thinking behind an MLA committee's new approach to tenure and scholarship -- and urges departments to take the reform ideas seriously.
December 7, 2006
Our intrepid columnist Wick Sloane nearly testified before the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday. Does almost only count in horseshoes and hand grenades?
December 6, 2006
George Trow, who died last month, lived to see his worst fears about the media confirmed. Scott McLemee revisits his legacy.
December 5, 2006
Talking and barriers to communication are not new topics for deans. We receive lots of opportunities for help with this aspect of our administrative role. All of them recognize, implicitly or explicitly, the central role of communication between deans and others. I receive notices for workshops and offers from consultants on “dealing with difficult employees,” on “how to deal with angry faculty members” (perhaps offer them coffee and/or jawbreakers to calm/slow them down….).
December 4, 2006
Ralph E. Luker considers the recent round of controversies over endowed professorships.

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