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Federal college ratings plan fizzles

The Obama administration is backing off plans to sort the country’s college and universities into categories based on how data like student debt load, graduation rates and graduate earnings, according to Inside Higher Ed and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Continue reading ? The post Federal college ratings plan fizzles appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Kids and Schools and Liberal Guilt

Matt “Dean Dad” Reed is moving to New Jersey, and confronting one of the great dilemmas of parenting (also at Inside Higher Ed): what school district to live in. This is a big problem for lots of academics of a liberal sort of persuasion: From a pure parental perspective, the argument for getting into the…

Perhaps a good sign on rising administrative costs

From Inside Higher Ed: When officials of the University of Texas System hired Gregory Fenves as the new president of the flagship campus at Austin, they said his base salary would be $750,000. The Austin American-Statesman filed an open records request for documents related to the offer and discovered something...

Female Cal-Tech Science Prof's Advice To Post-Doc: 'Put Up With' Adviser Looking Down Her Shirt

Inside Higher Ed, Science, Not Sexism: AAAS pulls advice column telling a female postdoc to ignore her adviser's attempts to look down her shirt, amid outcry from scientist. “His attention on your chest may be unwelcome, but you need his attention on your science and his best advice.” With those...

Would Tenure Have Saved Blockbuster?

Inside Higher Ed: What If Blockbuster Had Had Tenure?, by Joshua Kim (Dartmouth): The case of Blockbuster offers one of my favorite thought experiments for higher ed. In 2004 Blockbuster boasted 9,000 stores worldwide, 60,000 employees, and a market capitalization of $5 billion. Today, Blockbuster is gone.... We don’t...

How To Keep Control Of Your Classroom

Inside Higher Ed, How Not to Lose Control of a Class: It might be every professor’s worst nightmare: losing control of a class with no hope of getting it back on track. That appears to be what happened this semester at Texas A&M University at Galveston, where a management instructor...

Would A Teaching-Intensive Tenure Track Help Solve The Law School Crisis?

Inside Higher Ed, New Book Proposes Teaching-Intensive Tenure Track Model to Address Higher Ed Crisis: A new book from Michael Bérubé, the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature at the Pennsylvania State University, and Jennifer Ruth, associate professor of English at Portland State University,... The Humanities, Higher Education and...

Do Prestigious Law Degrees Really Matter?

Inside Higher Ed, Do Prestigious Law Degrees Really Matter?: Do prestigious law degrees really matter? Yes, according to a new study from Chris Rider, assistant professor of business strategy at Georgetown University, and Giacomo Negro, associate professor of organization and management at Emory University. The authors studied the career paths...

Texas A&M professor fails his entire management class because 'sometimes learning incorporates tough love'

A Texas A&M University Galveston professor has failed his entire management class this semester for lacking "the competence and/or desire to do the quality work necessary to pass the course," Inside Higher Ed reports. TAMU management...Show More Summary

Measuring Teaching Excellence: Shifting From Delivery Of Course Content To Impacting Student Lives

Inside Higher Ed, What Is Teaching Excellence?: College and university faculty are expected to be excellent teachers. In public, college leaders emphasize to potential students and their parents that at their institution, teaching matters above all else. Colleges seem to unabashedly promote that the teaching done by their faculty is...

Check Out This Article, Says Professor to Students Before Accidentally Linking to Porn

Copy/paste fails: They can happen to the best of us. According to Inside Higher Ed, one Drexel law professor is currently being investigated by the school after accidentally sending out a pornographic link to her class.Professor Lisa McElroy wanted to share an "interesting" article about brief writing with her students,... More »

Saving Appalachian Law School, But Hurting The Town

Inside Higher Ed, Saving the Law School, Hurting the Town: Appalachian School of Law, in the coalfields town of Grundy, Va., is struggling as much as any law school amid a plunge in applicants. Last year, the stand-alone law school had an entering class of 48 students, down from 146...

Non-Sequiturs: 04.06.15

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

The law prof who sent anal-bead porn to her students is making headlines beyond the legal media. [Inside Higher Ed; Total Frat Move] You've been served -- via Facebook. How do you "Like" them apples? [New York Daily News] Making a federal -- or at least state -- case out of teaching yoga to schoolchildren. Show More Summary

Expect More Guns On College Campuses

Guns on college campuses are becoming more likely. Inside Higher Ed today brings an update on the status of the never-ending and inexplicable quest of gun people to ensure that guns are allowed on college campuses across America. Why is this, of all things, an issue that someone would dedicate their attention to? Why not [...]

Nanny Schumer May Replace Reid as Top Senate Dem, Insiders Consider Ted Cruz Unready for Prime Time, Higher Ed Eyed for Budget Cuts: P.M. Links

3 months agoNews : Reason

In an apparent effort to make his political party live up to cartoonish parodies, retiring Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) recommends that nanny-state fan Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) replace him as Senate minority leader. Unthrilled GOP insiders...Show More Summary

Daily dose: Pledging racism and misogyny edition

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

N.C. State Suspends Fraternity for Offensive Notebook (Inside Higher Ed) – N.C. State University has suspended the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and banned alcohol at fraternity events (except those of historically black fraternities) after the discovery of what appears to be a "pledge notebook" with offensive statements. Show More Summary

College Presidents Are Still In Denial About Sexual Assault On Campus, Survey Finds

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

College and university presidents largely think their campuses are free of problems with sexual assault, a new Inside Higher Ed survey shows. Seventy-eight percent of college presidents polled in the survey disagreed or strongly disagreed...Show More Summary

Chart of the Day: College presidents think rape is only a problem at other schools

According to Inside Higher Ed’s annual survey, US college and university presidents demonstrate some very wishful thinking when it comes to sexual assault. While about a third believe that it is prevalent on American college campuses in general, just over 5 percent think it’s a problem on their campuses. As Five Thirty Eight points out, this kind of “not […]

Should University Presidents Play Bigger Role in Faculty Hiring and Tenure?

Inside Higher Ed, Wanting More Say: Do most presidents really want a bigger role in faculty hiring and tenure decisions? Inside Higher Ed’s annual Survey of College and University Presidents suggests they do. And some of them are playing a larger role than faculty leaders might find reasonable. Ten percent...

Can A Tenured Professor Be Fired For Being Rude?

Inside Higher Ed, Discourteous Dismissal: Is the University of North Georgia moving to terminate a tenured professor of Spanish at its Dahlonega campus for being rude? Some North Georgia faculty members say that’s what’s happening to their colleague, Victoria McCard, and that her case demonstrates the university’s disregard for the...

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