October 27, 2016
While it is impossible to “futureproof” a board, assessing its strengths and potential vulnerabilities can go a long way toward ensuring that it is prepared for what’s ahead, write Peter Eckel and Cathy Trower.
October 26, 2016
Intercollegiate athletics programs, which are only justifiable on our campuses if they can offer significant learning experiences, should be assessed for their educational impact, argues Michael G. Bowen.

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October 27, 2016
The costs of child care.
October 26, 2016
Five disguises you might don during graduate school.
October 26, 2016
An Open Access Week thought: Take that energy expended in fighting journal cancelations and put it somewhere useful - into open access to research.


April 20, 2009
In California, and to a lesser extent in many states, the problem of overcrowded community colleges and public universities is getting worse. To address this problem, many institutions are choosing to offer online programs, and students are enrolling. While online degree programs can help solve this crisis, there are program delivery, retention and degree-completion challenges posed by this type of learning that must be addressed if we are to serve students well.
April 17, 2009
College leaders are understandably focused on short-term financial woes. But they'll err -- and do long-term damage, Peter Stokes writes -- if they hunker down and avoid asking basic questions about what they do.
April 16, 2009
A decidedly non-academic meeting leaves Patricia G. Greene and Heidi M. Neck thinking about how higher education needs to change.
April 15, 2009
John Summers' work has shed light on C. Wright Mills and other anarchists. In an interview, Scott McLemee shines a light on Summers himself ...
April 14, 2009
Academics who tsk-tsk at the perverse rewards that spurred the financial crisis, Christoph Knoess says, shouldn't act smug; the faculty rewards structure itself is flawed and destructive.


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