The Great Books can be relevant and life-changing for classes of low-income students and for those fortunate to teach them, writes Tamara Mann.
As we debate the Obama administration's plan for rating colleges, it's worth noting that the most important thing that goes on in higher ed is missing from the framework, write Carol Geary Schneider and Daniel F. Sullivan.
To promote real growth by students, colleges need to stop helping them avoid everything that dismays or offends, writes Judith Shapiro.
It's time for professors to move beyond complaining about how students are distracted by social media, writes Michelle Miller. Faculty members need to teach about why attention matters.
Current efforts devalue learning and the responsibility of students for their own success, writes Christopher B. Nelson.
Much of the analysis in the humanities in recent decades has been embarrassing and has hurt serious scholarship, writes Mark Bauerlein.
Andrew Joseph Pegoda wonders about the unintended messages and pressure created by the current emphasis at many colleges.
The public discussion of a recent speech, from behind bars, to Goddard graduates incorrectly portrayed the speaker and the college, writes Jan Clausen.
Professors are sometimes too quick to decide on the intellectual ability of students and colleagues, writes Heather Dubrow.
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