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June 20, 2019
Innovations and advances raise questions of how new academic leaders should help choose the best products and develop the best practices, writes Terri E. Givens.
June 19, 2019
Evelyn N. Waiwaiole, Linda L. Garcia and Coral M. Noonan-Terry share the top five questions to ask when redesigning academic advising.
June 19, 2019
Pathways programs are about the entire student experience, advise Feleccia Moore-Davis and Sheri Rowland, who offer five key recommendations for putting an effective one in place.

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June 20, 2019
What does a good first outreach to a struggling student look like? I have a pretty good idea of what it shouldn’t look like. In my own freshman year of college, I was surrounded by affluent prep school graduates on a pretty campus in the middle of nowhere.  For reasons lost to the sands of time, I decided it would be a good idea to try to study Russian. As longtime readers know, it did not go well. 
June 19, 2019
How do you feel about your higher ed job?
June 19, 2019
On the idea that colleges should be liable for their students' loans.

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February 4, 2005
The federal system for determining students' financial needs is a complicated mess that deters low-income families. Ellen Frishberg's solution offers better information, not more money.
February 3, 2005
"You're too young to know about the cafeterias," said Julius Jacobson. "The cafeterias were wonderful," said Phyllis Jacobson. "There's nothing like them today." "The cafeterias and the automats were the center of New York intellectual life back then," they continued. Each one finishing the other's thought, as old couples often will. "You'd buy a sandwich or a piece of pie, both if you could afford it, but what you really went there to do was talk." They talked. And I listened, hoping, as ever, to be transported into their past, at least for a while.
February 2, 2005
KC Johnson wants colleges to resist a new push to reform "liberal education."
February 1, 2005
As Scott McLemee introduces his new column, he feels a little bit like the fictional German philosopher created by Thomas Carlyle.
January 27, 2005
Beware the power of the syllabus, warns Terry Caesar. It defines not only the course, but also the role of the professor.

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