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.


October 16, 2009
Electronic collections help show the range of students' work, but are not standardized or scalable enough to be used for broad assessment purposes, write Richard Shavelson, Stephen Klein and Roger Benjamin.
October 15, 2009
Among all the issues in higher education today, retention once again captures our attention. Most influential is the publication of Crossing the Finish Line, a study of completing college at America’s public universities, written by William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos, and Michael S. McPherson.
October 14, 2009
Tens of thousands of people demonstrated at the US Capitol on Sunday to demand LGBT equality. Scott McLemee thinks while marching...
October 13, 2009
Americans have long prided ourselves on our higher education system, but lately a much more negative image has emerged. The U.S. has fallen behind other developed countries in postsecondary attainment, and large gaps in college access and completion remain for low-income and minority students.
October 12, 2009
Cuts in the cookie budget of the nation's wealthiest university don't illustrate hardship so much as show how lopsided support for higher education is, writes Drew A. Bennett.


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