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Chronicle of Higher Education: @AcademicsSay: The Story Behind a Social-Media Experiment, by Nathan Hall (McGill): I am not an intellectual, leading expert, or public scholar. I am a rank-and-file academic with the job of balancing respectable research with acceptable teaching evaluations and sitting on enough committees to not be asked...

Nobel Laureate: Replace Student Evaluations With Compliance With Best Practices

Chronicle of Higher Education, Amid Criticism of Student Evaluations, Nobel Laureate Offers Alternative: The list of complaints about how colleges conduct course evaluations is long and seems to keep getting longer. A survey released last week of thousands of professors by the American Association of University Professors found that student...

Daily dose: Training worker drones edition

Business Can Pay to Train Its Own Work Force (Chronicle of Higher Ed) -- This is how employment is supposed to work. Companies hire broadly educated workers, invest in appropriate training, and reap the profits of a specialized work force. Show More Summary

Supervisor’s Support of Adjunct Union Did Not Taint Election, NLRB Rules

By Peter Schmidt, The Chronicle of Higher Education The National Labor Relations Board has upheld a unionization vote by adjunct instructors at a California college after determining that the election had not been tainted by a supervisor’s support for their organization.

A Leftish Defense of the Objectivity of Truth

Here in The Chronicle of Higher Education. You know you are dealing with a lefty when he gets off the phrase, "climate-change denial." Memo to Peter Lupu: I would like to hear your opinion of this article. You might subject...

"Politics, and the Ouster of a Popular President, Cloud UNC’s Search for a New Leader "

The Chronicle of Higher Education has an article on the search for a new UNC system president and how the Board of Governors denies that they are trying to destroy the university system but this is what is truly galling: In fact, turnout was light at all four of the...

Chronicle Of Higher Education: The Fight Over Charleston Law School

Chronicle of Higher Education, Terminations, Accusations, Threats: The Fight Over a Law School’s Planned Sale Gets Muddier: These are trying times for the nation’s law schools, but few have experienced the kind of drama that Charleston School of Law has, just in the past five weeks. On May 6 the...

Texas Basketball Allegedly Involved in Academic Scandal

According to Brad Wolverton of the Chronicle of Higher Education, the University of Texas may be guilty of academic misconduct involving a number of its student-athletes, namely its basketball players, during the Rick Barnes era. His...Show More Summary

These Are the Highest-Paid Public University Presidents

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Two public university presidents earned more than $1 million in 2014, according to an annual compensation report in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The report also finds that the median salary among public university presidents came...Show More Summary

68 Public College Presidents Made More Than President Obama In 2014

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Sixty-eight public college presidents and chancellors made more than President Barack Obama in 2014, according to a Huffington Post analysis of The Chronicle of Higher Education's annual report on college heads' compensation. The Chronicle released its annual database of the salaries of public college chief executives Sunday night. Show More Summary

Benefits Grow for Public University Presidents, Survey Finds

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

A report by The Chronicle of Higher Education found that most leaders received housing and cars, and some got perks like personal trainers.

The Highest-Paid Public University Presidents

According to a report just released by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation’s three highest-earning public college presidents are no longer in their posts. Often university presidents reap the greatest rewards when they leave their jobs because they receive severance, deferred compensation or other rewards. The top earner: Rodney [...]

Northwestern Has Become a Carnival Funhouse of Title IX Silliness

Today’s Chronicle of Higher Education has a follow-up story on Northwestern University’s Title IX struggles — triggered when two graduate students filed a complaint against professor Laura Kipnis over the contents of an essay she published in the Chronicle (an issue I covered here). Show More Summary

Northwestern Prof Laura Kipnis: My Title IX Inquisition

Chronicle of Higher Education: My Title IX Inquisition, by Laura Kipnis (Northwestern): When I first heard that students at my university had staged a protest over an essay I’d written in The Chronicle Review about sexual politics on campus — and that they were carrying mattresses and pillows — I...

Title IX Investigation Opened Against Female Northwestern Professor Over Column, Tweet

In February, Northwestern film professor and liberal cultural critic (and occasional Slate contributor) Laura Kipnis wrote an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education called "Sexual Paranoia Strikes Academe." Kipnis' piece was critical...Show More Summary

What the Charges Against Laura Kipnis Tell Us About Political Correctness

Several months ago, Northwestern professor Laura Kipnis wrote a column for the Chronicle of Higher Education protesting what she saw as her school’s excessive regulation of sexual conduct. Outraged students petitioned the school administration to issue “a swift, official condemnation of the sentiments expressed by Professor Kipnis in her inflammatory... More »

Denver Law School Blazes New Trail, Scores World's First Pot Professorship From Marijuana Law Firm

Chronicle of Higher Education, U. of Denver Law School Scores a Marijuana Professorship: The University of Denver’s law school is blazing a new trail in the professoriate. Thanks to a $45,000 donation from Vicente Sederberg LLC, a self-described “full-service marijuana law firm” based in Denver, the Sturm College of Law...

A little bit disingenous

[TRIGGER WARNING: Harsh Quantitative Evaluation of a Facile Generalization] Todd Gitlin, "You Are Here to Be Disturbed", Chronicle of Higher Education 5/11/2015: Now we enter the realm of higher, perhaps airier speculation. Has American culture fueled an expectation of comfort? These days, we’d rather say, "I’m uncomfortable with what you say" than "I disagree with you." […]

Peabody Dean: Conservatories do a bad job. We train musicians as if it’s 100 years ago.

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Lisa Philip has made a fine, short documentary for the Chronicle of Higher Education, eliciting some sharp analysis from Peabody dean Fred Bronstein. You can watch it here.

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