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‘Robert’s Rules of Order and Why It Matters for Colleges and Universities Today’

Author of essay discusses the classic guide to running meetings -- and why he thinks higher education should study it.
Opinion

Rigor Is BS

Many course policies, assessment measures and other supposedly objective performance standards at best get in the way of learning and at worst make it impossible, argues William Duffy.

‘Cancelled’ for Saying ‘China Virus’?

University of Dallas professor takes heat for saying “China virus” in his syllabus, while university is criticized for asking professor to change that language.

New Programs: Health Communications, Health Law, Liberal Studies, Esports, Cybersecurity

Agnes Scott College is starting a master of arts in clinical mental health counseling and a master of science in...

A Win for Pandemic-Impacted PIs

Following criticism that its policy on extensions for early-career scientists disproportionately impacted women, whose careers have already been unevenly affected by COVID-19, the National Institutes of Health changes course.

The 30% Female Author Experiment

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.
Opinion

Simplify, Simplify

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

In Early Days of Pandemic, Teaching Suffered

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