October 25, 2016
For all President Obama, Jill Biden and Martha Kanter have done for the institutions, Wick Sloane offers his thanks. Now it's up to the colleges themselves, he writes.
October 24, 2016
Now is the time to identify how to inspire young people to tackle the grand challenges of the 21st century, writes the White House's Tom Kalil.

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October 24, 2016
When student and college differ on what constitutes success.  
October 24, 2016
OSU was about to do something bad to its NTT English faculty. Making a fuss helped gain a reprieve.
October 24, 2016
Why did you decide to go -- or not go -- to the big Annual Conference?


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 -- 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.
August 27, 2008
The conflict between Russia and Georgia was a turning point of some kind. Scott McLemee wonders what's the big idea....


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