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The Great Shame Of Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education op-ed: 'The Great Shame of Our Profession', by Kevin Birmingham (Instructor, Harvard College Writing Program): [T]o talk about adjuncts is to talk about the centerpiece of higher education. Tenured faculty represent only 17 percent of college instructors. Part-time adjuncts are now the majority of the professoriate...

Jerry Falwell Jr. To Head “Education Reform” Task Force

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Chronicle Of Higher Education reports: Jerry L. Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, has been asked by President Trump to head up a new task force that will identify changes that should be made to the U.S. Department of Education’s policies and procedures, Mr. Show More Summary

Chronicle of Higher Education Pimps ‘Professor’ Obama for Academic Jobs

Obama's lack of accomplishment is always presented by the left as some masterful stroke of strategic genius. The post Chronicle of Higher Education Pimps ‘Professor’ Obama for Academic Jobs appeared first on RedState.

President Obama's Lack Of Scholarly Chops Prevents Him From Being Hired As Law Prof At Columbia, Kansas; But 'Professor Of Practice' Is A Possibility

Chronicle of Higher Education, Prof. Barack Obama Needs a New Job, So We Sent Around His Academic Résumé: It can be tough out there for an academic who’s been out of the game for so long, and Mr. Obama probably hasn’t updated his curriculum vitae in a while. So we...

"Globalization" and "Neoliberalism"

Hoisted from the Archives from the Twentieth Century: _["Globalization" and "Neoliberalism"][]_: for the Chronicle of Higher Education": pages version at: From left and right alike we hear something called "globalization" condemned. The forces driving the world economy toward increased economic integration are sinister. On the left politicians like Democratic congressman...

University Of Wisconsin Gives Administrators Final Say Over Five-Year Post-Tenure Reviews; Underperforming Faculty Will Be Placed In Remediation Program, Leading To Termination If Performance Does Not Improve

Chronicle of Higher Education, Wisconsin Regents Approve Post-Tenure Policies Condemned by Faculty: University of Wisconsin system regents on Thursday approved a new policy mandating that administrators conduct “independent, substantive reviews” of tenured faculty members every five years, The Journal Sentinel reports. Show More Summary

Lessons from a fight between economists and historians

2 months agoNews : Newsbook

IN A fascinating new piece at the Chronicle of Higher Education, Marc Parry examines an intense, ongoing debate between historians and economists on the role American slavery played in the industrial revolution. A number of recent books...Show More Summary

"What You Should Know About the Professor Who Has Trump’s Ear on the Economy"

From the Chronicle of Higher Education: Peter Navarro, a professor and author who became known during the presidential campaign as the only academic economist directly advising the Trump campaign, continues to be one of the most public voices on economic matters for President-elect Donald J. Trump as he prepares to...

39 Private-College Leaders Earned > $1 Million In 2014 (Up From 32 In 2013)

Chronicle of Higher Education, 39 Private-College Leaders Earn More Than $1 Million: A total of 39 leaders of private colleges earned more than $1 million during the 2014 calendar year. The number of leaders with compensation above $1 million was up from 32 the year before. The average pay of...

Chronicle Of Higher Education Special Report:Faculty Retirement Incentives

Chronicle of Higher Education Special Report, Retirement Incentives: How to help faculty members view retirement as an opportunity, not a threat. Greasing the Retirement Wheel at UCLA: Senior scholars, of course, can benefit a college with their deep knowledge and research. But colleges are under pressure to encourage turnover in...

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?

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

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...

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