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August 3, 2015
Faculty members and their expertise need to be central to curricular review, but with checks and balances related to self-interests of departments, which may not reflect students' interests, write Alexandra W. Logue and Ian Shrank.  
July 31, 2015
When departments hire outside their areas of expertise, criticism can be no surprise, writes Cary Nelson.

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August 2, 2015 - 8:33pm
Open thoughts.
August 2, 2015 - 3:28pm
Early in my career, I had the pleasure of team teaching a course on the Economics of Higher Education with then Hofstra President Robert Payton.
August 2, 2015 - 3:22pm
Avoiding extreme choices -- and tragedies.

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October 26, 2007
Like most young faculty members, I began my first job with my eyes on the prize six years ahead -- tenure. Even though I was coming out of University of the Elite and heading Rural College, I was under no illusions that it would be easy. Amidst the bucolic surroundings and relaxed environment of my new institution, I knew I would be buried under a 4-4 teaching load, the pressure to produce a book pre-tenure, and the usual service work and personal attention to students that small institutions expect.
October 25, 2007
Terry Caesar considers the assumptions academics make about fellow academics -- many times based on a less than complete reality.
October 24, 2007
Sometimes bric-a-brac has meaning. Scott McLemee interviews an interpreter.
October 23, 2007
Everyone knows that rock and roll is all about kicking out the jams: ditching uptight squares, taking long rides in the dark of night, and being a street fightin' man -- or woman. As The Who put it, it's about hoping to die before you get old.But what does rock mean to a new generation of uptight (if updated and wired) squares, afraid of the open road, who have little fight in them? What does rock mean for a generation that has never been allowed to be young -- let alone hope to die before they get old?
October 22, 2007
Discussions of how to diversify the research world and of how to work beyond the boundaries of traditional fields should be combined, write Diana Rhoten and Stephanie Pfirman.

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