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More Professors Read Mean Student Evaluations

Following up on my previous post on Professors Reading Mean Student Evaluations (in the spirit of Jimmy Kimmel’s Celebrities Read Mean Tweets): Chronicle of Higher Education, In Cheeky Pushback, Colleges Razz Rate My Professors: The Internet can be a nasty place, as academics know well from Rate My Professors.......

117 College Campuses Have Military-Grade Equipment From The Dept. Of Defense

A new report by The Chronicle Of Higher Education shows the shocking list of artillery that is now ready and waiting to be used on college campuses across the country. Some of it is already in use.

"In Cheeky Pushback, Colleges Razz Rate My Professors"

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: The Internet can be a nasty place, as academics know well from Rate My Professors. It is on that website that faculty members might learn, for example, that their students think they are “useless” or a “general moron,” and say anyone “would enjoy eating...

"Is a Degree Still Worth It?"

The Data Points blog at the Chronicle of Higher Education: One could be excused for thinking the value of a college degree is in a downward spiral. With overall student-loan debt topping $1-trillion and tuition racing upward, to college graduates facing high levels of underemployment and stagnating wages, it might...

Metaphors and the brain: check it out

"Your Brain on Metaphors", at the The Chronicle of Higher Education's site, is interesting non-technical reading for anyone interested in the idea of experimentation on metaphors, idioms, and the way the brain processes them. I recommend reading the whole thing.

Saturday beer post

You'd be hard-pressed to talk me into a mail or telephone survey these days. From the Chronicle of Higher Education:... a host of researchers, spurred by the rising cost of telephone polls and plummeting participation rates, are pushing to use a new generation of online-only surveys for their research....

What can be done in Syria?

Ursula Lindsey reports for the Chronicle of Higher Education on what foreign academics are doing to combat the looting and destruction in Syria: Scholars can do little to stop the fighting and looting, but they have created blogs, websites, Facebook pages, and Twitter accounts to monitor the destruction and raise awareness about it. By sharing […]

The Case for Undergraduate Law Degrees

Following up on my previous post, Arizona Launches Nation's First B.A. in Law: Chronicle of Higher Education op-ed: The Case for Undergraduate Law Degrees, by Brent T. White (Arizona): [N]o university or law school in the United States offers an undergraduate degree in law. That is, until this fall, when...

Is it time to redefine 'public' in public education?

The Chronicle of Higher Education has just put out its 2014 Almanac of Higher Education. Lots of interesting data to be used and misused. Here's a figure I found particularly interesting: The national trend in state versus student dollars spend on higher education (per student). I particularly note the upper...

Teaching Thursday: Teaching with Confusion

I had another post all thought out and ready to go this morning, when I read this short article on the Chronicle of Higher Education site this morning. The article documents the research of Derek Muller, an Australian researcher, who has studied how confusion helps students learn. Muller argued that straight forward, clear, and concise […]

1911 College Rankings (U.S. Government Edition)

Chronicle of Higher Education, How Did the Federal Government Rate Your College a Century Ago?: As Vox’s Libby Nelson notes in a chronicle of the 1911 ratings, the Association of American Universities actually asked the government to devise them. Kendric Charles Babcock, the top higher-education official in the U.S. Bureau...

Teaching Thursday: Gyrocopter Professors

This past week, Steve Conn penned a column over at the Chronicle of Higher Education site the describes the rise of the “helicopter teacher”. This is a nice phrase, and all, but it sounds cooler if you call them the gyrocopter professor. To Conn this term describes the rise of a group of faculty members […]

CXO

Under the Subject line "Notice of Online Survey of Higher Ed CMOs", I got an email last week from someone who described herself as the Chief Marketing Officer of the Chronicle of Higher Education. It began like this: Dear Mark, The Chronicle of Higher Education has partnered with SimpsonScarborough, a higher education market research firm, to study […]

Finding Meaning After Academe

Chronicle of Higher Education: Finding Meaning After Academe, by Elizabeth Segran: The "do what you love" mantra pervades academe, engendering seemingly rational people to forsake lucrative careers for the study of Mediterranean archaeology or, in my case, classical Tamil love poetry. During my years in graduate school, that philosophy toward...

Brooklyn Dean: 15% Tuition Cut Benefits Everyone, Not Just Students

Chronicle of Higher Education op-ed: Lowering Law-School Tuition Benefits Everyone, Not Just the Students, by Nicholas W. Allard (Dean, Brooklyn): Brooklyn Law School will cut tuition by 15 percent beginning in the 2015-16 academic year, a decision that has received sustained national attention and helped prompt a much-needed public discussion...

Professors Weigh in on Academic Freedom in the Emirates

3 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

A former professor at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi has argued that claims of academic freedom in the country as "essentially worthless" in an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Campus reflection

That’s the mild pun the Chronicle of Higher Education picked for my article (possibly paywalled – can readers advise if it’s accessible) making the point that a higher education system is, in important respects, a mirror of the society that created it, and that it helps to recreate. I make the point that, like the […]

Public College and University President Salaries, 2013-14

Chronicle of Higher Education: Public College and University President Salaries, 2013-14: E. Gordon Gee (Ohio State University): $6,057,615 R. Bowen Loftin (Texas A&M University): $1,636,274 Hamid A. Shirvani (North Dakota University): $1,311,095 Renu Khator (University of Houston): $1,266,000 Sally K. Show More Summary

Public university tuition is up, and the numbers zero in on why

Two reports release this weekend about how public universities are spending their money have sparked widespread outrage across the country. One, from the Chronicle of Higher Education, outlined executive compensation at public universities, revealing that college presidents make, on...

Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)

But Is That Ethical? Ask This App. – Wired Campus – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education “The Ethical Decision Making app is an attempt to bring applied ethics into 21st century. It is not so much a Magic 8-Ball as a pocket Socrates,” #thoughtvector technology, ethics, patterns of thought, and a magic 8 […]

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