Students at Northwestern want controversial visiting scholar who muses on race, intelligence and beauty, and who has been accused by colleagues of "bad science," off their campus.
Move was seen as an effort to promote understanding across racial and other groups. It may be too early to tell if it will work, but so far, it appears to be going smoothly.
Carnegie classification's new category of “professional practice” institutions acknowledges growing role of non-research-oriented doctoral work in graduate education.

Online and Blended Learning

Grand Canyon University's for-profit spin-off takes a bold step into the online program management space with acquisition of Orbis Education.


The passing of legislation currently before Congress would have far-reaching benefits for individuals and communities too often overlooked, writes Michael G. Scales.

Teaching and Learning

Let's Stop the Nonsense
Legislation in California concerning ESL instruction reflects a huge lack of understanding of what it takes for the human brain to learn another language, writes Parviz Parsafar.

Career Advice

Whether you are new to the idea or have a sophisticated online presence, you can improve your connection and visibility with a strategic plan, Janelle Baxter and Anne Marie Mitchell advise.



December 19, 2018
What’s your terrible/surprising academic job interview memory?

Just Visiting

December 18, 2018
I didn't realize how powerful this could be until I experienced it for myself.

Confessions of a Community College Dean

December 18, 2018
Reflections on “A Christmas Story.”

Technology and Learning

December 18, 2018
Reflections from a Brookline, MA native.


December 18, 2018
Setting goals and staying motivated while also spending a lot of time in the lab.

The World View

December 17, 2018
Some progress has been made with regard to the number of women faculty, but the higher education sector still remains one of the areas where significant gender disparity exists.

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