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Calls For Tougher Oversight Of Florida Coastal Law School

Following up on my previous post, Florida Coastal Responds To ABA's Finding Of Noncompliance With Accreditation Standards: 'Our 1L Entering Credentials Exceed 23 Other Law Schools': Inside Higher Ed, Calls for Tougher Oversight of For-Profit Law School: Observers say the apparent issues at Florida Coastal are reason for regulators, including...

In Finance We Call This a “Death Spiral”: Law School Won’t Admit New Students. Inside Higher Ed is …

In Finance We Call This a “Death Spiral”: Law School Won’t Admit New Students. Inside Higher Ed is reporting that Valparaiso University  announced Thursday that its law school would no longer admit new students. The law school is more than 130 years old, but it has been struggling to enroll enough students to function. Only 29 new […]

Ohio State Accuses 83 Students Of Cheating Through GroupMe Messaging App

Inside Higher Ed, Cheating Without Intent: News dropped this month that Ohio State University charged scores of students with cheating in a business course taken in the spring, saying that 83 students used the messaging app GroupMe for “unauthorized collaboration on graded assignments.” “Students are welcome to use social media...

Republicans Are Laser-Targeting Enemies in Their Tax Bill

Inside Higher Ed runs down the impact of the Republican tax bill on colleges and universities: The plan would impose a 1.4 percent excise tax on college endowments at private universities….double the standard individual tax deduction,...Show More Summary

Vivisectors Unite!

A friend sent me a new example of the seeming endless stream self-serving pro-vivisection propaganda. (More Institutional Support for Animal Research Is Needed. Opinion. Mar Sanchez. Inside Higher Ed. October 19, 2017.) At first, itShow More Summary

Does A Professor's Scholarly Productivity Decline With Age?

Inside Higher Ed, Productivity: Age Is Just a Number: Conventional wisdom on faculty research productivity, backed by decades of studies, says that it’s all downhill after tenure. A new paper challenges that paradigm, suggesting great variability in peak research activity among individual scientists — even if their aggregate productivity curve...

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

Forbes, Who Will Train Tomorrow's Lawyers and How Will They Learn? Inside Higher Ed, Should Students Be Asked if Professors Are Inclusive? Aníbal Rosario Lebrón (Howard), If These Blackboards Could Talk: The Crit Classroom, a Battlefield James Levy (Nova SE), Remembering Professor Suzanne Ehrenberg Mary A. Lynch (Albany), Experience with...

'Clickbait' Is Corrupting Scholarship: 'The Academe Has Been Hacked By Scholars And Journals Looking To Up Their Citation And Impact Numbers'

Inside Higher Ed, ‘Colonialism’ Article Flap Highlights Push for Transparency in Publishing: “The [article] is a travesty, the academic equivalent of a Trump tweet, clickbait with footnotes.” Third World Quarterly is in no hurry to pull The Case for Colonialism, despite author Bruce Gilley’s request last weekthat the journal withdraw...

Should Student Evaluations Rate A Professor's Inclusiveness?

Inside Higher Ed, Should Students Be Asked if Professors Are Inclusive?: Ball State University promotes diversity and does not tolerate discrimination. Everyone says they can agree on that. But the best way to gauge how professors live up to that standard isn’t quite settled, as the Ball State Faculty Council...

University Of Illinois Professor Put On Paid Administrative Leave For Refusing To Give PowerPoint Slides To Learning Disabled Student

Inside Higher Ed, A Hill to Retire On?: A dispute over electronic lecture slides and accommodations for a learning-disabled student may have ended the teaching career of Michael Schlesinger, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Schlesinger said Thursday that he's learned from his lawyer...

Columbia Offers 1-Year Masters In Data Journalism For $106,000

Inside Higher Ed, $147,000 for a One-Year Master's? In Journalism?: For those with an extra $147,514 lying around, there is a new a master of science in data journalism from Columbia University’s School of Journalism. For everyone else, dropping just over $106,000 for tuition and fees — plus $41,232 in...

Charlotte Law School's License To Operate Expired Aug. 10, May Shut Down

Charlotte Observer, Three Weeks Before Class, UNC Says Charlotte School of Law’s License Expired Inside Higher Ed, For-Profit Law School Blows Deadline WSOCT, Charlotte School of Law No Longer Has License to Operate, May Shut Down Prior TaxProf Blog coverage: It Begins... Department Of Education Cuts Off...

The GRE Is Shaking Up Law School Admissions

Inside Higher Ed, Shaking Up Law School Admissions: Harvard Law School announced in March that it would start to accept the Graduate Record Examination for admissions, not just the traditionally required Law School Admission Test. At the time, only one other law school — the University of Arizona's — had...

Does UNC Board's Vote To 'Defang' Civil Rights Clinic Unduly Intrude On Law School's Curricular Decisions And Academic Freedom?

Following up on last week's post, UNC Votes To Block Law School Civil Rights Clinic From Taking On New Clients: Inside Higher Ed, Banning the Right to Sue: UNC Board of Governors may bar civil rights center from litigation, raising questions about the role of law schools and academic freedom....

Howard Law School Finds Tenured Prof Guilty Of Sexual Harassment Due To Exam Question About A Client Receiving A Brazilian Body Wax

Inside Higher Ed, Brazilian Wax Question Lands Professor In Hot Water: Howard University has found a professor of law guilty of sexual harassment in relation to a 2015 test question involving Brazilian waxing. At first blush, it’s the kind of case that might anger even modest professors concerned about the...

American University Provost Denies Tenure To Latina Prof Based On Standard Deviation Of Her Student Evaluations, Rather Than The 'Tyranny Of The Mean'

Inside Higher Ed, Student-Evaluated Out of Tenure: Carolyn Brown, an assistant professor of journalism at American University, says it’s her ethical duty to hold her students to high standards, especially the kinds of firm deadlines they’ll face in their careers. So she wonders why American is denying her tenure over...

Top Posts From AJBlogs 06.29.17

5 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Interview with Ceri Dingle, director of Every Cook Can Govern: The Life, Impact and Works of C.L.R. James My column for June 28, 2017 at Inside Higher Ed     The word went around a few years ago that someone in England was working on a documentary about the West Indian historian, revolutionary political theorist […]

Tenured Prof Refuses To Teach Summer Course Because Under-Enrollment Would Have Cut His Pay 43%

Inside Higher Ed, Professor Cancels Course Over Proposed Pay Cut: A professor of biology at Youngstown State University canceled a summer course after finding out that the university planned to prorate his salary based on low enrollment, WKBN reported. The professor, Chet Cooper, reportedly said that “it was wrong for...

$110 Million Buys You Nothing At The University Of Wisconsin

Inside Higher Ed, A School Money Can't Buy: The price to buy nothing has gone up over the last 10 years, and an exclusive group of donors is very interested in finding out what the next 10 will bring. In the fall of 2007, the University of Wisconsin Madison announced...

Academic 'Mansplaining'

Inside Higher Ed, Academic 'Mansplaining' 101: “Let her speak, please!” That’s what a member of the audience yelled at last weekend’s World Science Festival in New York during a panel on Pondering the Imponderables: The Biggest Questions of Cosmology. Video of the incident has since gone viral, with many calling...

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