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August 4, 2015
Kate Blanchard wonders if what higher education truly needs is a fresh start -- even if that means the end of institutions that many revere.  
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.  

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August 4, 2015 - 3:00am
The first decision an institution must make when defining brand architecture is: are we a branded house or a house of brands?
August 3, 2015 - 6:23pm
I have very few hopes for the future of higher education, and yet, I don't despair.
August 2, 2015 - 8:33pm
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April 14, 2006
At its best, accreditation can work wonders, writes John D. Wiley, but too often it doesn't serve students or taxpayers.
April 13, 2006
At the small liberal arts college where I teach, we have recently undertaken a wholesale revision of our core liberal arts curriculum. This is the set of requirements -- some specific courses, some chosen from a range of options -- that all students at the college must take before graduation. For professors in the natural sciences, this revision has required a good deal of thought about the content and nature of science courses offered to a non-major audience.
April 12, 2006
People are bringing cell phones into libraries and academic conferences. Scott McLemee wants to take them out.
April 11, 2006
An  annual assignment from a dean leaves one professor thinking about how colleges really view the minority faculty members they say they value so highly.
April 10, 2006
Christopher Conway remembers moving into the space until recently occupied by a beloved professor who had died unexpectedly.

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