August 23, 2019
Peter Martin's The Dictionary Wars: The American Fight Over the English Language shows Noah Webster as the sort of ideologue who's convinced he has a historical mission and carries himself accordingly, writes Scott McLemee.
August 22, 2019
Competition among the viewpoints of various observers, writes John Thelin, ultimately centers on a crucial question: Should academic searches be closed or open?
August 21, 2019
Imprisoned people are desperate to become students, and that desire and economics mandate that we heed their calls, argues Doran Larson.

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August 22, 2019
What can we do in the classroom to link the kind of thoughtful pause it takes to really understand something deeply with the practical skills to manage the constant flood of information?
August 22, 2019
Making the Community College transfer process more seamless and successfu
August 22, 2019
It’s likely not your students. But maybe it should be.


July 29, 2019
Perhaps it is time for college and university governing boards to consider whether current and future students should have to pay for failed presidencies, argue James Finkelstein and Judith Wilde.
July 26, 2019
Scott McLemee reviews Catherine Lyall's Being an Interdisciplinary Academic: How Institutions Shape University Careers.
July 25, 2019
William G. Tierney describes the mistakes that brought down the University of Southern California.
July 24, 2019
Randall Collins’s recently reissued 1979 book arguing that education and training are about credentialing rather than skills rings false in the digital age, Ryan Craig argues.
July 24, 2019
We faculty members are capable of both intellectual rigor and self-serving small-mindedness, astounding courage and craven pettiness. We are and are not special, writes Kathryn D. Blanchard.


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