'The Phantom Professor'

No one at Southern Methodist University knew -- for sure -- who The Phantom Professor was. The professor's blog, like those of many untenured academics, was anonymous and the university was never named.

'Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter'

Why are students more likely to thrive at -- and graduate from -- some colleges than others? That's the central question in Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter, just published by Jossey-Bass.

Majoring in Hate

Some scholars want to create new academic programs to focus on study of extremist groups.

Telling Postdocs About Tenure

Two groups that support basic research sponsor weeklong course to help young scientists navigate through their universities.

Keeping Students Enrolled

Study suggests new approach may help community colleges with retention and graduation rates.

Playing Offense, Not Defense

Teacher education programs, blasted in recent years, seek to show that they're changing and welcome accountability.

Duke Analyzes iPod Project

Report notes academic uses for and limitations on the technology.

A New Home for 'Change'

Change magazine is changing hands.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced Wednesday that it would assume editorial control of the bimonthly higher education magazine, which is owned by Heldref Publications.

More Than IM and MP3

ETS moves ahead with new test to measure how well students can use technology for academic and professional purposes.

Undercover Freshman

Anthropologist enrolls as a new student at her university, moves into a dorm and emerges a changed professor.


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