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The Disappearing Humanities Faculty Jobs

Inside Higher Ed, The Disappearing Humanities Jobs: The arrival of annual reports on the job market in various humanities fields this year left many graduate students depressed about their prospects and professors worried about the futures of their disciplines. English and foreign language openings were down 3 percent and 7.6...

Northeastern Fund-Raising Pitch: Donate, Win $1,000 Student Loan Repayment

Inside Higher Ed, Northeastern Criticized for Fund-Raising Pitch: Northeastern University is getting grief on social media for a text it sent encouraging alumni to donate and to win a chance at having the university pay back $1,000 in their student loans.

Interpreting nonacademic job ads

A useful article in Inside Higher Ed provides tips for understanding job ads and communicating your skills

One day after the NYT publishes "Kenneth Starr, Who Tried to Bury Bill Clinton, Now Only Praises Him"...

... we learn — from Inside Higher Ed — that Starr is expected to resign from his job as president of Baylor University, where the Board of Regents has been considering firing him for looking the other way when the school's football players...Show More Summary

Fast-Talking Dean Speeds Up Graduation Ceremony By Hitting 15 NPM (Names Per Minute)

Inside Higher Ed, When You Need a Fast-Talking Dean: These days, many colleges and universities graduate so many people at a single commencement that the tradition of reading graduates' names is long gone. For smaller colleges, the tradition lives on. But many in the audience care only about the name...

Pomona College Adds Diversity As A Tenure Requirement

Inside Higher Ed, Diversity as a Tenure Requirement: Pomona College's faculty has voted to change the criteria for tenure to specifically require candidates to be "attentive to diversity in the student body." While many colleges and universities encourage faculty members to support diversity efforts, and a few have encouraged tenure...

Rutgers Faculty Rebels Against Use Of Metrics To Assess Their Scholarly Performance

Following up on my previous post: Inside Higher Ed, Refusing to Be Measured: The faculty of the Graduate School at Rutgers University in New Brunswick took a stand against Academic Analytics on Tuesday, resolving that administrators shouldn’t use proprietary information about faculty productivity in decisions about divvying up resources among...

The Slow Professor:Resisting Higher Education's 'Corporatizing Culture Of Speed,' Or 'Self-Indulgent Tenured Faculty Privilege'?

Inside Higher Ed, 'The Slow Professor' (reviewing The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy (University of Toronto Press, Mar. 28, 2016), by Maggie Berg (Queen’s University) & Barbara K. Seeber (Brock University)) (interview): New book argues that professors should actively resist the "culture of speed" in...

Narcissistic Professors Give Higher Grades To Narcissistic Students

Inside Higher Ed, New Study Suggests That Narcissistic Business Students Thrive Under Narcissistic Professors: Much has been written about the effects of toxic leaders in business, but a new study suggests that toxic business professors -- specifically narcissists -- wreak havoc in the classroom, at least for their more modest...

Why Universities Hire Co-Deans To Lead Their Law Schools

Following up on my coverage of the five law schools with co-deans (Case Western, LSU, Minnesota, New Mexico, Rutgers): Inside Higher Ed, Why Universities Hire Two Deans to Lead Their Law Schools: At first, it was a short-term solution: the law school needed a new dean, and Michael Scharf and...

Princeton explains why it charges tuition despite its multibillion-dollar endowment

Harvard and Princeton have each responded to a critical letter from congressional leaders questioning how they spend their endowment money, Inside Higher Ed reported. The letter — written by Senator Orrin Hatch, Congressman Thomas W....Show More Summary

AWP Access for Members With Disabilities

Inside Higher Ed reports that conflict has surfaced over equal access as AWP 2016 launches: several panel proposals exploring disability studies and writing have been rejected by the organization, and many are questioning the conference’s commitment to creating accessible environments for all conference attendees. Show More Summary

STEVEN HAYWARD: Emory Doubles Down On Beclowning Itself. I could go on, but the disgrace that is…

STEVEN HAYWARD: Emory Doubles Down On Beclowning Itself. I could go on, but the disgrace that is Dean Nair is pretty evident at this point. Besides, if you have a moment, check out the comment thread at the Inside Higher Ed link. They are uniformly negative. Our work here is done. The only question is: […]

EMORY’S “DEAN OF CAMPUS LIFE” WRITES ABOUT TRUMP CHALKINGS, hilarity ensues. Even the commenters at…

EMORY’S “DEAN OF CAMPUS LIFE” WRITES ABOUT TRUMP CHALKINGS, hilarity ensues. Even the commenters at Inside Higher Ed seem amazingly unsympathetic. My favorite: “I am astonished, that it is possible to say so little using so many words.” Though to be fair, if you’re saying that it’s because you’re not familiar with the work of […]

McGraw-Hill Destroys Textbook After Complaints That Maps Are Anti-Israel

Do Israel supporters get to rewrite history? Inside Higher Ed  reports that the educational publishing company McGraw-Hill is withdrawing and destroying all copies of a textbook after complaints that it contained maps that were anti-Israel. Show More Summary

My Brilliant (White Male) Professors

Inside Higher Ed, My Brilliant (White Male) Professors: For years, critics have pointed to flaws in the reliability of RateMyProfessors, which remains popular with many students. As far back as 2006, for example, a study found that students gave the highest ratings to professors seen as easy graders or good-looking....

Is It Really “Offensive” to Say Don’t Saddle People with Bad Debt?

“Dean Dad” is angry with me. A blogger for Inside Higher Ed and a community college dean, Matt Reed found my argument in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal that the federal government should stop giving student loans to people without regard...Show More Summary

The Next Ann Coulter

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