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September 29, 2016
The lockout at Long Island University reflects the widening gap between college administrators and faculty members, even as today’s complex and challenging environment calls for renewed collaboration, writes Richard A. Greenwald.
September 29, 2016
Peter Eckel and Cathy Trower describe the wrong questions that boards often ask themselves -- as well as those they should ask but frequently don't.

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September 29, 2016
Cognitive dissonance made me do it. If you want social justice, why do you let your research be locked up for profit?
September 29, 2016
Others are planning on the university of the future, and most aren't going to like it.
September 29, 2016
Rochester, a reference, the reason for scholarships.

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January 15, 2009
If you use textbooks in courses, writes Thomas D. Sigerstad, there are concrete steps that cut costs -- and don't hurt the quality of education.
January 14, 2009
Wandering around the Lyceum with an entourage, Aristotle would hold forth on his conception of the universe: one in which God is the Unmoved Mover, while all else shuttles between the potential and the actual. Part of what we know about Aristotle’s thought comes via notes from those lectures. (You picture a student scribbling furiously as the philosopher pauses to dislodge a stone from his sandal.)
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.

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