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April 28, 2017
With tongue firmly in cheek, David Galef describes U of All People's quest for an appropriate commencement speaker.
April 27, 2017
Colleges need to focus more on the particular needs of international students, who can often feel as if they are valued merely for the money they bring to their institutions, argues Rick Turner.

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April 30, 2017
How might online learning align with the mission of your (small) college?
April 30, 2017
Women had a lot to do with it, just as masculinity has a lot to do with our current tech environment.
April 30, 2017
Ideas for creating a classroom that is equitable to all students.

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January 13, 2009
It’s often said that one of the great failings of American higher education is that teaching fails to get the respect it deserves. It seems to me, however, that, especially in the humanities, the current academic generation is significantly more dedicated to teaching than most of us were when I started out in this profession in the early sixties. The real problem, as I see it, is that the way we think about teaching needs to change.
January 12, 2009
The honorable political pledge to "make college affordable" becomes a wolf in sheep’s clothing during a recession. And the wolf is at the door. This recession already promises dramatic cuts in state subsides for public colleges and will result in widely condemned tuition increases. Mandates to hold down rising tuitions will surely follow, wrapped in the mantle of greater college affordability and access, but ultimately resulting in less of both.
January 9, 2009
Rather than fret about a college football playoff, the president-elect should worry about universities' relative priorities for sports and academics, write Tom Palaima and Nathan Tublitz.
January 8, 2009
It's time to consider jobs at community colleges, which differ in many ways from research universities, but have much to offer an aspiring academic, writes Sean P. Murphy.
January 7, 2009
A poem by Laurence Musgrove.

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