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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.  
July 31, 2015
When departments hire outside their areas of expertise, criticism can be no surprise, writes Cary Nelson.

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August 3, 2015 - 6:23pm
I have very few hopes for the future of higher education, and yet, I don't despair.
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August 2, 2015 - 3:28pm
Early in my career, I had the pleasure of team teaching a course on the Economics of Higher Education with then Hofstra President Robert Payton.

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February 6, 2007
In one of his Meditations, Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher, wrote, "Time is like a river made up of events which happen, and a violent stream; for as soon as a thing has been seen, it is carried away, and another comes in its place, and this will be carried away too." This sense of being a part of a time of incessant change animates the 2006 report of the MLA Task Force on Evaluating Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion. Begun in 2004, it is a rich, important document for anyone who wishes to r
February 5, 2007
Wick Sloane, again a candidate, offers his common-sense platform for leading two top liberal arts colleges.
February 2, 2007
The movement to regulate textbook prices could end up hurting instruction and saving little if any money, writes Michael W. Brandl.
February 1, 2007
John V. Lombardi offers an alternative take on this seasonal debate: bowl games or a national football tournament?
January 31, 2007
Keeping up with the culture is a full-time job. Scott McLemee talks with a professor who does it 24-7.

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