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Academic Life Without a Smartphone

Jeffrey Herlihy-Mera doesn’t have a smartphone—and he thinks scholars should be asking a lot more questions about how the devices are affecting academic life.

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Accepting a Higher Ed CMCO Role

An experienced chief marketing and communications officer shares tips for colleagues aspiring to the senior-most marketing role on a campus.

Writing With Style, Force, Flair and Impact

How to get your students to love language and take pleasure in writing.

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Plucking Plagiarism’s Low-Hanging Fruit

Tricia Bertram Gallant argues that graduate programs and journals should routinely check dissertations and articles for plagiarism.

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The Case for Restraint in Presidential Statements

They are more fraught with hazards than ever, writes Steven Bahls, who shares specific criteria he developed for speaking out—or not.


ChatGPT Can’t Teach Writing

Automated syntax generation is not teaching.

The Politics, Psychology, History and Sociology of Conspiracy Thinking

Why popular culture loves conspiracies and what that means for college teaching.