As more colleges mandate COVID-19 vaccines, the issue of whether and to what degree to police requests for religious exemptions comes to the fore.
New study finds that increasing gender representation in graduate course syllabi affects male and female students’ perceived likelihood of succeeding in the course in surprising ways. The study has implications for academic role models and student success, too.
Though it’s a challenge to design an equitable tuition-free college program, Democratic policy makers have crafted a proposal that is a good start in resolving the complications.

Global, Teaching and Learning

Global survey finds that although academics believe they met their objectives, students received a “lower-quality” education.


Scott McLemee reviews A Philosophy of Simple Living by Jérôme Brillaud.

Career Advice

Professors and students of color often feel a chronic sense of self-doubt, writes Jesús Ayala, who describes how he and his Latino students overcame impostor syndrome to win an Emmy.


Confessions of a Community College Dean

September 17, 2021
An overcrowded university, supply chain issues hit home and thoughts on Norm Macdonald.

Learning Innovation

September 16, 2021
Martin Ford’s artificial intelligence centered follow-up to his 2015 book arguing that robots were poised to take all our jobs.

Just Visiting

September 16, 2021
One of Charles Koch’s “pet professors” takes the helm. A plus for the organization, but for the rest of us in higher education?

Tackling Transfer

September 16, 2021
How rural states are using course-sharing technology to streamline transfers and build more equitable opportunities for students.

Higher Ed Gamma

September 14, 2021
Alas, there are no easy fixes.


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