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July 28, 2014
William Major challenges the way market economics have been used to justify priorities in higher education.
July 25, 2014
As enthusiasm grows for academic programs based on something other than "seat time," there's a big difference between helping students achieve "master" subject matter and ensuring their true "competence" to apply learning in practice, John F. Ebersole argues.

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Why academic retreats usually go so wrong.
July 27, 2014 - 8:58pm
"Mom, I hate your new job." 

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October 31, 2006
Lennard J. Davis explains the significance of the protests -- and offers some suggestions for both the student activists and their critics.
October 30, 2006
Sometimes we forget to appreciate what is most valuable to us until we are on the verge of losing it.  I fear this is the situation we are in with American higher education – a system most believe has been the best in the world. At times awareness of what matters most is restored by the comments or behavior of outside people who value and appreciate what we may have taken for granted. I was obliged to think about what matters most in American style, liberal arts, education when I attended a meeting in the Middle East.
October 27, 2006
Greetings Colleagues: I am a student of higher education. By that I mean that I attempt to understand some of the processes in place in higher education in order to better understand how works. I seek this information so that I can use it to prepare future higher education administrators. I am writing to ask you your thoughts about a dilemma posed to me by my students:
October 26, 2006
You've read the news about the shifts in early admission programs. Now David Galef explores some possible "alternatives."
October 25, 2006
Academic publishers are bringing out coffee table books. Scott McLemee takes a look at some recent titles.

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