Glenn C. Altschuler considers how the new book 'Beyond the University' reviews the ideas of key American thinkers, and the disconnect between those ideas and today's debates about higher education.
The push to deny working-class and first-generation students access to the liberal arts is inconsistent with American ideals and will not help these students find jobs either, writes William G. Durden.
The Common Core can help countless students succeed, and academic leaders should stand up for the project that is facing unfair attacks, write Dan Greenstein and Vicki Phillips.
All faculty members, not just those in writing programs, have a responsibility, writes Ellen Goldberger.
Academe encourages professors to build ties connected to their research. But Judith Shapiro wants to know why the same attention isn't given to connections related to what goes on in the classroom.
Sure, student emails show all kinds of flaws, writes Jared Berezin. That's why they create a great teaching opportunity.
Will Miller says it's just fine when students call him by his first name.
Katrina Gulliver is tired of students calling her by her first name -- and of professors who encourage the practice.
The idea of "students as consumers" continues to grow, and to erode key values in higher education, writes Nate Kreuter.
We need a new instructional model to replace the lecture-only format, but let’s not simply replace one rigid approach with another, Pamela Barnett argues. Rhetoric matters.