March 23, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews new and forthcoming titles from university presses that take up these interconnected subjects.
March 23, 2018
Most colleges and universities rarely kill academic programs for underperforming. They (and their students) would be better off if they regularly culled programs that aren’t giving graduates the skills they need, Ryan Craig writes.

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March 23, 2018
Reflecting on the impact of Dr. Hawking's life and work on graduate students with disabilities.
March 23, 2018
A focus on the positive.
March 22, 2018
Academic innovation gigs, learning as a lens, and the desire for a different kind of community of practice.


September 17, 2009
David Galef describes how the men, women and children of U of All People are welcoming in the new academic year.
September 16, 2009
Jim Carroll and Paul Ricoeur looked death in the face and wrote about it. Scott McLemee reads the fragments....
September 15, 2009
It’s not easy to find a country in the Middle East whose universities honor academic freedom as we know it in most Western countries. Syria is a police state, comparable in some ways to North Korea or Myanmar. Iran has substantially become one. Egypt’s security police maintain a chilling presence on campus. The one country that maintains academic freedom is Israel, though of course not in the occupied territories. The comparative climate for intellectual debate in the region is too often ignored or slighted in discussions promoted by the various boycott movements.
September 15, 2009
A trip to the movie theater and an offhanded comment from an employee prompt Karen Gross to reflect on the similarities between cooking and presiding over a college.
September 14, 2009
In Part 2 of his essay, Robert Zemsky lays out the three big goals of serious higher ed reform: proving that students learn, bolstering pre-college preparation, and fixing financial dysfunction.


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