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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.
July 24, 2014
When board members are hurting their institutions more than helping them, it's the role of other board members -- not politicians -- to intervene, writes Richard D. Legon.

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September 8, 2006
Robert M. Diamond discusses the barriers facing a federal panel's effort to change higher education, and how they might be overcome.
September 7, 2006
Fleur LaDouleur considers the demise of Pluto and why humanitists weren't in on the big decision.
September 6, 2006
Perhaps 9/11 might have been prevented, but not the conspiracy theories about it. Scott McLemee tries on a shiny new tinfoil hat.
September 5, 2006
The Rev. John P. Minogue surveys the shifts in higher education, and sees more change ahead.
September 1, 2006
As a teacher of writing and literature at Salem State College, I hear a lot of stories. My students, although they may never have ventured more than 20 miles from where they were born, bring hard lessons of endurance to the classroom that seem more profound than any I'd had at their age. For years I've believed that they bring a certain wisdom to the class, a wisdom that doesn't score on the SAT or other standardized tests. The old teaching cliché -- I learn from my students -- feels true, but it is hard to explain. I'm not particularly naïve. I know that life can be difficult.

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