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THIS IS WEIRD: The Chronicle of Higher Education describes F.I.R.E. as “a group that views itself a…

THIS IS WEIRD: The Chronicle of Higher Education describes F.I.R.E. as “a group that views itself as a defender of campus free speech.” Well, I’m sure that F.I.R.E. does view itself as a defender of campus free speech since, you know, F.I.R.E. is a defender of campus free speech. But why would the Chronicle choose […]

News from the open access revolution

Three items of interest on the open access front: Harvard council advises faculty to publish through open access venues. Coverage of this memo: Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, The Atlantic, The Guardian MIT open access...Show More Summary

More on Elsevier Boycott

The Elsevier boycott I mentioned last week has gathered momentum. Here is some coverage: Techdirt Chronicle of Higher Education Ars Technica Economist Boing Boing Chronicle of Higher Education Science Guardian

The Chronicle of Higher Education looks beyond site licenses to focus on individual subscribers

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a pretty safe revenue stream: Colleges and universities around the country pay for site licenses (1,600 paid for licenses so far) ranging from a few hundred dollars into the five-figure range based on size and type of institution, giving anyone working or studying at those schools access to Chronicle...

The Failure of Facebook Democracy

In December of 2007, the legal theorist Cass R. Sunstein wrote in The Chronicle of Higher Education about the filtering effects that frequently attend the spread of information on the Web. “As a result of the Internet, we live increasingly...Show More Summary

The Internet Helped Me Get An A: A Student’s Review Of Studypool

Social media has became a vital part of our everyday life. Every moment of our lives seems to chronicled on social media and educators are taking notice. The possibility of a higher level of student involvement combined with the convenience of constant communication has made ed tech an extremely useful tool for educators. A recent […]

Could a president “end” political correctness on campus?

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke recently of his intent if elected to “end” political correctness on university campuses, and Steve Kolowich at Chronicle of Higher Education asks a number of observers, including some...Show More Summary

Robin Hanson: Futurist

A great cover and story in The Chronicle of Higher Education on our colleague, Robin Hanson. The answer, of course, is yes. The post Robin Hanson: Futurist appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

University Of Wisconsin Paid $24 Million To Retain 77% Of Faculty Who Received Lateral Offers From Other Schools

Chronicle of Higher Education, U. of Wisconsin Spent $24 Million on Faculty Retention After Perceived Threats to Tenure: After a difficult year for higher education in Wisconsin, including what many academics saw as a clear threat to tenure, the University of Wisconsin at Madison spent a total of $23.6 million...

NY Times:The Wheaton College Professor Wore A Hijab in Solidarity — Then Lost Her Job

Following up on my previous posts: Noah Feldman (Harvard): Do Christians, Muslims And Jews Worship The Same God? (Dec. 25, 2015) Chronicle Of Higher Education: Do Evangelical Christian Colleges Have A Diversity Problem? (Feb. 7, 2016) New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Professor Wore a Hijab in Solidarity — Then...

Laura Rosenbury Stakes Her Deanship On Raising Florida's Ranking To #35; Amidst Claims Of Sexism, Her Regime Comes Under Fire, With The Graduate Tax Program Its Flashpoint

Following up on my previous posts (links below) on the turmoil at the University of Florida College of Law: Chronicle of Higher Education, As U. of Florida Law Dean Calls Out Sexism, Her Rankings-Driven Regime Comes Under Fire: An alumnus in Orlando told her he didn’t remember a dean with...

Diversity percentages for US schools

Based on 2014 estimates from the U.S. Department of Education, the Chronicle of Higher Education compiled a straightforward searchable and sortable table that shows the race percentages for more than… Tags: diversity, education

Online Courses Fuel Growth Of 'The Cheating Economy': Colleges Prioritize Boosting Enrollment Over Catching Cheaters

Chronicle of Higher Education: The New Cheating Economy, by Brad Wolverton: The Chronicle spoke with people who run cheating companies and those who do the cheating. The demand has been around for decades. But the industry is in rapid transition. Just as higher education is changing, embracing a revolution in...

Quote of the day

From the Chronicle of Higher Education: Louis Agnese Jr., president of the University of the Incarnate Word, has been placed on a 90-day medical leave because of “sporadic uncharacteristic behavior and comments,” The San Antonio Express-News reported on Thursday.... Mr. Agnese denied that his behavior has changed. “I will...

Link: Steven Pinker on academic writers' problems

Some words of advice from Steven Pinker about writing, in this interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education. I like the diagnosis: First, academic writers start off with the wrong tacit goal. Rather than trying to show their readers...Show More Summary

Chronicle:To Ease Professors Into Retirement, A ‘Terminal Sabbatical’

Chronicle of Higher Education, To Ease Professors Into Retirement, a ‘Terminal Sabbatical’: Widener University administrators... conceived of an option they’d like to begin offering soon: the terminal sabbatical. The idea is to allow eligible faculty members, on the basis of years of service, to take a one-year sabbatical from...

Johnson:How And Why We Built A Majority-Minority Faculty At UC-Davis Law School

Chronicle of Higher Education op-ed: How and Why We Built a Majority-Minority Faculty, by Kevin R. Johnson (Dean, UC-Davis): In the summer of 1989, the law school at the University of California at Davis added three new faculty members: two Latino men and an African-American woman. I was one of...

Public College President Salaries, 2014-15

Chronicle of Higher Education, Compensation Of Chief Executives at Public College, 2014-15:

Chronicle:Law Schools Like Minnesota, Washington & Lee Cut Enrollments, Costs To Survive Tough Financial Times

Chronicle of Higher Education: Law Schools Cut Back to Counter Tough Financial Times, by Katherine Mangan: For years they were considered the cash cows of academe, spinning off profits that could keep money-losing parts of the university afloat. But most law schools today are struggling to break even, buffeted by...

How many ABA law schools are going to go out of business?

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a piece ($$) on the not-good financial state of American law schools these days: The growing number of universities that are subsidizing struggling law schools “are certainly not happy about the money running the other way,” said Paul F. Campos, a professor of law at the University of Colorado […]

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