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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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April 19, 2007
Colleges winning acclaim for shifts in strategies are doing more to help themselves in the competition for students than to help students who can't afford college, writes Daniel F. Sullivan.
April 18, 2007
Kurt Vonnegut is dead. So it goes. Scott McLemee gets unstuck in time.
April 17, 2007
The scandal has revealed some poor decisions and problems that need fixing, but going too far could hurt students, writes Donald E. Heller.
April 16, 2007
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg writes that educators must insist that even in violent conflicts, college and university campuses merit special protection.
April 13, 2007
I’m not sure what is meant by professionalism. I suppose it has something to do with  knowing what you are supposed to know on the job. Nobody wants an amateur hair cut. But then, some professional athletes behave very unprofessionally and seem to have little concern for excellence or the level of their performances. Some professionals provide tangible services others need, and they have the tools (intellectual and materiel) to get the job done. Of course, they have skills which a relatively few possess.

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