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Inside higher ed: Reimagine this

(Scott Johnson) A faithful reader writes from deep inside higher education: One of my responsibilities is tracking down ads for our recent PhDs. I just came across this one for SDI Training Manager. It’s self-parody, and so is good for laughs. Show More Summary

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2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“Virtually a model of how to regulate badly”: law professor Carl Schneider discusses his new book on institutional review boards, The Censor’s Hand: The Misregulation of Human-Subject Research [Inside Higher Ed via Zachary Schrag] Does...Show More Summary

College CFO’s Give Bleak Outlook On The Future Of Their Institutions

CFO’s at half of the major universities in the United States have revealed uncertainty about their institution’s financial future according to Inside Higher Ed and Gallup’s fifth annual survey of college and university business officers. In...Show More Summary

Debt Collection Agency Run By Ex-Bush Official & Ex-Corinthian Exec Sues to Pile More Penalties on Broke Students

Inside Higher Ed reports today that USA Funds, a corporation engaged in collecting federal student loan debts from borrowers, has sued the U.S. Department of Education over a policy statement the Department released last week barring...Show More Summary

Debt Collection Agency Run By Ex-Bush Official & Ex-Corinthian Exec Sues to Pile More Penalties on Broke Students

Inside Higher Ed reports today that USA Funds, a corporation engaged in collecting federal student loan debts from borrowers, has sued the U.S. Department of Education over a policy statement the Department released last week barring...Show More Summary

Baylor Prof Replaces Exams With 'Celebrations Of Learning'

Inside Higher Ed, Celebrations, Not Tests: Students entering a classroom to take a test can be filled with a sense of dread. But in one classroom at Baylor University, students in some sections of Introduction to Sociology are greeted by balloons, streamers, bright lights and loud music. Their professor isn’t...

Good bye (and good riddance) to Human Terrain System

Both Counterpunch and Inside Higher Ed ran stories recently on the end of Human Terrain System or HTS. What was HTS? A program run by the army and employing social scientists, including some anthropologists, to help them learn more about the people (i.e. Show More Summary

Will Christian Colleges (And Law Schools) Lose Their Tax Exemption After Obergefell?

Following up on my previous post, Will Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Decision Cost BYU Its Tax Exemption?: Inside Higher Ed, The Supreme Court Ruling and Christian Colleges: Friday's Supreme Court decision that states must authorize and recognize gay and lesbian marriages could create major legal challenges for religious colleges --...

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...

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