The Mindset of Freshmen

Beloit's latest list explains a class for whom voice mail has always been a reality.

Text vs. Text vs. Text

Paul Krugman and Glenn Hubbard enter the lucrative textbook market for Econ 101.

New Tack Against Term Paper Providers

Student sues 3 Web sites for allegedly infringing copyright and selling her essay without her consent.

Classroom Successes

Political scientists share strategies for reaching students and helping them succeed.

Professor Sex Is Not Back for More

After 2 students complain, George Washington declines to renew contract of a popular and explicit instructor.

Tactical Shift or Tactical Error?

AAUP endorsed statement on academic responsibilities, but comes out against including it in key federal bill.

Fewer A's at Princeton

Princeton University students need to work harder for the A's.

The university released results Monday of the first year under a new grading policy, designed to tackle the issue of grade inflation. In the last academic year, A's (including plus and minus grades) accounted for 40.9 percent of all grades awarded. That may not be consistent with a bell curve, but the figure is down from 46.0 percent the previous year, and 47.9 percent the year before that.

Outsourced Grading

Kentucky community colleges experiment with having outside company evaluate students' essays in freshman composition.

Has Scholarship Been Reconsidered?

New book suggests that Boyer's call for reform of tenure and promotion has had real impact -- and hit roadblocks and contradictions.

Common Ground on Intelligent Design

Science professors who support the concept tend to agree with opponents that it doesn't belong in the science classroom.


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