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May 22, 2019
Having a data-informed culture is essential in today's era of financial challenge and accountability. Darren Catalano offers advice on how to get there.
May 22, 2019
At a time when we read daily headlines about the relationship between China and the U.S., Bradley W. Bateman and Gordon Gee ask, what comes after the Confucius Institutes?
May 21, 2019
If we want our students to take chances, we faculty members hold the levers that would make such risk taking a risk worth taking, writes Kevin Dettmar.

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May 22, 2019
How does the position work effectively?  
May 22, 2019
Part 2 of 3 of my 2019 Commencement address at Augustana College.
May 21, 2019
By making what the minister considers a “very small cut”, it will be impossible for universities to conduct daily operations at even minimal standards of quality. 

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March 8, 2005
A couple of years ago, a book appeared which might as well have had the title The Pedagogy of Zaniness. (Let's just call it that, to avoid giving it any more publicity.) The author was an academic; but more, he was also one wacky dude. And by following his instructions, you, too, could be a wacky dude, or dudette, as the case may be.
March 7, 2005
Like ancient Rome in its waning days, American higher education is corrupted by excess. According to a now infamous 2003 New York Times article, for instance, Ohio State University boasts a massive facility its peers call the "Taj Mahal," which features kayaking, canoeing, a ropes course and massages. Washington State University possesses the largest Jacuzzi on the West Coast, a tub that can accommodate up to 53 people. And that just scratches the surface.
March 4, 2005
Terry Caesar remembers when students dealt with bodily functions after class -- and considers their unwillingness to wait today.
March 3, 2005
Intellectual Affairs has been running for just over a month now. It might be a good moment for a bit of housecleaning. Readers have contacted me about some interesting developments apropos Ayn Rand, Jacques Derrida, and the history of academic freedom -- so today's column will have the element of variety going for it. Consider it a roundup of faits divers. After all, that sounds a lot more sophisticated than "news in brief."
March 2, 2005
Rich Benjamin gets snared in the reality television craze and learns some lessons about obsession with youth and life as a gay intellectual.

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