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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November 5, 2010
If you plotted our town on one of those vintage maps that show important products, we’d be an ear of corn, a fat green soybean, and a little black mortarboard. Even within the perimeter of the campus, we have farms for teaching and research. On one of these, a dairy farm of 200 cows, we are living out our destiny as a land-grant institution.
November 5, 2010
Last week Inside Higher Ed published a column by Scott McLemee entitled “Rude Democracy,” which discussed Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity and apparent trends indicating a lack of political engagement among young people. McLemee’s argument was both intelligent and important, but I believe there’s another side to the story of Stewart’s rally, political civility, and turnout among college students and young voters in the 2010 midterm election.
November 4, 2010
Reflecting on the recent The Humanities and Technology conference (THAT Camp) in San Francisco, what strikes me most is that digital humanities events consistently tip more toward the logic-structured digital side of things. That is, they are less balanced out by the humanities side. But what I mean by that itself has been a problem I've been mulling for some time now. What is the missing contribution from the humanities?I think this digital dominance revolves around two problems.
November 3, 2010
In a new collection of essays, scholars assess the presidency of George W. Bush. Scott McLemee takes a look.
November 2, 2010
When some colleagues thought they would enhance student reading of Walden by reconstructing Thoreau's cabin, they ran into bureaucracy that offered its own lessons, writes Michael Smith.


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