Views

Views

February 27, 2017
Decisions to remove the names of controversial people from campus buildings show that the heritage of higher education is complex and even conflicting in its symbols and celebrations, writes John Thelin.
February 24, 2017
 David N. Figlio and Morton Schapiro share the results of a study in which they examined what, if any, link exists between the two.

Views Columnists

Blogs

February 27, 2017
Defining a crisis-management protocol to cope with the president’s leadership style is critical
February 26, 2017
A different kind of alert.  
February 26, 2017
Advice for being helpful to newly admitted grad students.

Archive

September 3, 2008
It’s a brave new world for tenure-track faculty members, graduate students, and postdocs these days. New and aspiring professors enter an academy in which the traditional boundaries defining faculty work, the “Big 3” of teaching, research and service, are blurred and, in many cases, disappearing as modern scholarship becomes increasingly collaborative, cooperative, and integrated. For example, not only do we pull the most recent research results into our class lectures but, increasingly, we actively involve our undergraduates in the research enterprise.
September 2, 2008
Doing so might bruise the egos of senior professors. But a college could increase the quality of its faculty by giving relatively higher salaries to junior professors, James D. Miller writes.
August 29, 2008
I hadn’t seen the movie and I hadn’t read the book, but I’d seen the preview and the poster: “The Only Thing More Surprising than the Chance She's Taking ... Is Where It's Taking Her.” That one’s for me, I thought, of all the slogans in all the movie ads in all the world, that one’s for me.
August 28, 2008
Forbes portrays its new college rankings as an outcomes-oriented alternative to U.S. News. But the outcomes it chooses -- including Ratemyprofessors.com -- make it seem like a parody, Patricia McGuire writes.
August 28, 2008
Many in the academic community despise college rankings and the implicit associated “grading” of universities. This is terribly ironic since universities depend on metrics such as SAT scores, high school grades, GRE tests and the like to assess the competency of students for admission. Likewise, they use student grades, faculty teaching evaluations and endowment growth figures as metrics to compare students, faculty and institutions with one another.

Pages

What Others Are Reading

  • Viewed
  • Past:
  • Day
  • Week
  • Month
  • Year
Back to Top