March 20, 2018
Online education is an engine of racial inequality, argue Christopher Newfield and Cameron Sublett, and no good higher ed policy can be created ignoring that fact.
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March 20, 2018
Eloy Ortiz Oakley says California’s online community college will be a better public alternative to for-profit colleges for the “stranded workers” traditional college systems struggle to serve.

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March 21, 2018
Are we seeing a trend toward small cross-institutional gatherings?
March 20, 2018
Working with NYC street photographer Donato DiCamillo, San Antonio, Texas, January 2018.


December 14, 2010
The debate over the merits of faculty tenure at universities is perennial, passionate, and polarized. Supporters hold that tenure is essential if universities are to carry out their unique mission of creating, discovering, advancing and disseminating knowledge. It is vital to ensure academic freedom, required if research and teaching are to be protected from political, social, or ideological constraint. Critics charge that tenure protects unproductive faculty, maintains the status quo in academe, and diminishes the intellectual vitality of universities.
December 13, 2010
In my two years working in the president's office at Harvard University, before I was laid off in spring, I gave myself the job of steward of her books. Gift books would arrive in the mail, or from campus visitors, or from her hosts when she traveled; books by Harvard professors were kept on display in reception or in storage at our Massachusetts Hall office; books flowed in from publishers, or authors seeking blurbs, or self-published authors of no reputation or achievement, who sometimes sent no more than loosely bound manuscripts.
December 10, 2010
Susan Herbst reflects on the mixed record of campus efforts to promote diversity.
December 9, 2010
It's time for a national organization, focused exclusively on collective bargaining for those off the tenure track, writes Keith Hoeller.
December 8, 2010
A new book looks at the history of the human rights movement and reaches surprising conclusions. Scott McLemee interviews the author.


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