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In Defense of a Real Three-Year Degree

With college costs so high, it is too expensive a luxury to require undergraduates take a four-year course of study, Lou Matz writes.

Making a College Education More Purposeful

Can commuter schools, research universities and underresourced campuses provide the kind of developmental and transformational education we used to associate with small liberal arts colleges?

3 Questions for Coursera’s Christopher Haynes

From English language and literature Ph.D. to ed tech.

Tales of an Adjunct, Part 3: This Place Makes Me Ill

What are the challenges of starting a career teaching in higher ed? The things people say to adjuncts can be astonishing.

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A Critique of ‘Principled Neutrality’                     

Vanderbilt’s chancellor thinks academic leaders should stay out of politics—but the ongoing assaults on rights and freedoms emanating from the Tennessee Legislature show the limits of that stance, Brian L. Heuser writes.

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I Slept on Legos

Where do I put that on my CV? Christine Marie Neumerski asks.