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August 31, 2015
Daniel F. Sullivan tried out one of the new alternative providers of online education -- and emerged horrified that the courses have been recommended for credit.
August 28, 2015
Domenick Scudera has been using the novel for years in a course for all freshmen at Ursinus College. If critics would read the book, he writes, they would find a work ideal for new college students.

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August 30, 2015 - 9:06pm
The wrong solution to any number of problems.  
August 30, 2015 - 9:00pm
A guest post by University of Iowa’s Wayne Jacobson.
August 30, 2015 - 7:43pm
An experiment in podcasting as academic community building and, believe it or not, trying to have some fun.

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December 5, 2006
Talking and barriers to communication are not new topics for deans. We receive lots of opportunities for help with this aspect of our administrative role. All of them recognize, implicitly or explicitly, the central role of communication between deans and others. I receive notices for workshops and offers from consultants on “dealing with difficult employees,” on “how to deal with angry faculty members” (perhaps offer them coffee and/or jawbreakers to calm/slow them down….).
December 4, 2006
Ralph E. Luker considers the recent round of controversies over endowed professorships.
December 1, 2006
Jane Arnold writes that in debating accountability, we need to remember that definitions of excellence have evolved over time and may need to change again.
November 30, 2006
In an excerpt from her new book, C.K. Gunsalus considers why academe attracts a certain kind of nasty person -- and what departments can do about it.
November 29, 2006
A new anthology of quotations bridges the gap between high culture and mass media. Scott McLemee wonders if it's sturdy enough.

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