March 23, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews new and forthcoming titles from university presses that take up these interconnected subjects.
March 23, 2018
Most colleges and universities rarely kill academic programs for underperforming. They (and their students) would be better off if they regularly culled programs that aren’t giving graduates the skills they need, Ryan Craig writes.

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March 23, 2018
Reflecting on the impact of Dr. Hawking's life and work on graduate students with disabilities.
March 23, 2018
A focus on the positive.
March 22, 2018
Academic innovation gigs, learning as a lens, and the desire for a different kind of community of practice.


February 15, 2005
Scott McLemee takes a look at something more often practiced than theorized.
February 14, 2005
In the quest to measure university performance, both for valid or other reasons, we often latch on to statistics in ways that do more harm than good.
February 11, 2005
February 4, 2005
The federal system for determining students' financial needs is a complicated mess that deters low-income families. Ellen Frishberg's solution offers better information, not more money.
February 3, 2005
"You're too young to know about the cafeterias," said Julius Jacobson. "The cafeterias were wonderful," said Phyllis Jacobson. "There's nothing like them today." "The cafeterias and the automats were the center of New York intellectual life back then," they continued. Each one finishing the other's thought, as old couples often will. "You'd buy a sandwich or a piece of pie, both if you could afford it, but what you really went there to do was talk." They talked. And I listened, hoping, as ever, to be transported into their past, at least for a while.


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