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July 27, 2015
Stephen L. Chew writes that current approaches -- for awards or tenure and promotion -- are based too much on passion or student enjoyment and not enough on actual learning.
July 24, 2015
Student evaluations of teaching are suspect -- but increasing classroom observation of professors as an alternative has its own set of problems, write Jonathan Golding and Philipp Kraemer.

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April 19, 2007
Colleges winning acclaim for shifts in strategies are doing more to help themselves in the competition for students than to help students who can't afford college, writes Daniel F. Sullivan.
April 18, 2007
Kurt Vonnegut is dead. So it goes. Scott McLemee gets unstuck in time.
April 17, 2007
The scandal has revealed some poor decisions and problems that need fixing, but going too far could hurt students, writes Donald E. Heller.
April 16, 2007
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg writes that educators must insist that even in violent conflicts, college and university campuses merit special protection.
April 13, 2007
I’m not sure what is meant by professionalism. I suppose it has something to do with  knowing what you are supposed to know on the job. Nobody wants an amateur hair cut. But then, some professional athletes behave very unprofessionally and seem to have little concern for excellence or the level of their performances. Some professionals provide tangible services others need, and they have the tools (intellectual and materiel) to get the job done. Of course, they have skills which a relatively few possess.

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