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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.

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.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Red Higher Ed Reforms Put Pressure on Carolina Blue. A right-lea…

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Red Higher Ed Reforms Put Pressure on Carolina Blue. A right-leaning public policy foundation is making waves in North Carolina’s public university system. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on how the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy is getting traction among the state’s Republican political leadership. The Center, […]

North Carolina Legislation Would Require All UNC Faculty To Teach Eight Courses Per Year

Chronicle of Higher Education, N.C. Legislation Would Set teaching Load at 8 Courses a Year: A bill introduced in late March in the North Carolina General Assembly has set college faculty members across the state abuzz with a bold suggestion: Require all professors within the University of North Carolina system...

Should Professor With Lowest Student Evaluations Be Fired Each Year?

Chronicle of Higher Education, Iowa Legislator Wants to Give Students the Chance to Fire Underwhelming Faculty: A bill circulating in the Iowa State Senate offers a novel (and cutthroat) way to hold professors accountable: putting their fates into students’ hands, Survivor-style. Every year the professor most disliked by students would...

Dog Bites Man (But the Details are Worth Reading About)

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that UC Berkeley conducted a survey of rates of depression and psychological well-being among its graduate students. They are high, which, the Chron says “surprised and alarmed” the experts when previous results came out. The suprise of the experts led others to wonder whether they were qualified to conduct […]

The Sorry State of the Student Loan Industry

Yesterday, The Chronicle of Higher Education ran a story about the sorry state of the student loan industry. Throughout the article, we are told that the demise of the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) program last year has led student...Show More Summary

The Chronicle of Higher Education Falls Down on the Job

As many Higher Ed Watch readers know, I worked at The Chronicle of Higher Education for 15 years before joining New America. For that reason, I find it difficult to criticize the Chronicle and my former colleagues who work there. However,...Show More Summary

Rank Delusions

That’s the title of a piece I had in the Chronicle of Higher Education in February. CHE is paywalled, but they kindly agree to let me republish here, after a suitable interval. The article (or at least a near final version) is over the fold. Rank Delusions Every year, U.S. News & World Report, Times […]

Ivy League Stiffs Its Female Profs

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

A new database of faculty salaries from the Chronicle of Higher Education exposes the American academy at a crisis point—both in labor practices and gender inequality. Why women are taking the fall.

Ohio State's New Logo: Everything Is for Sale!

Chronicle of Higher Education op-ed: Welcome to Ohio State, Where It Is All For Sale, by Steven Conn (Department of History, Ohio State): I'm excited to announce that my university has changed its motto. Out with the old and in with: “Omnia Venduntur!” Our old motto, “Disciplina In Civitatem,” or...

Does Professor Who Is Denied Tenure Have The Right To See Student Evaluations Of Her And Her Colleagues?

Chronicle of Higher Education, Court Battle Over Tenure Denial Centers on Privacy of Student Evaluations: Should the confidentiality shrouding students’ evaluations of college instructors always be protected, even if it might conceal violations of the law? A California state court was expected to take up that question last week in...

Quit Picking on Old Professors

This week, academia is in a frenzy—well, an erudite tizzy—over an op-ed in the Chronicle of Higher Education by recently retired art professor Laurie Fendrich. In the piece, Fendrich, who’s 66, lauds her own decision to leave her...Show More Summary

The Campus Alcohol Problem That Nobody Talks About

This week the Chronicle of Higher Education is running a series of long-form investigations about drinking culture on American campuses. I’m as concerned about the overdoses, assaults, and general idiocy of liquored-up undergrads as...Show More Summary

High Hurdle to College for Ex-Offenders

Ronald Day, who spent 15 years in state prison, was recently appointed Associate Vice President of the Fortune Society. (Mark Abramson/The Chronicle of Higher Education) By Robert Lewis: Reporter, WNYC News After years in and out ofShow More Summary

High Hurdle to College for Ex-Offenders

Ronald Day, who spent 15 years in state prison, was recently appointed Associate Vice President of the Fortune Society. (Mark Abramson/The Chronicle of Higher Education) By Robert Lewis: Reporter, WNYC News After years in and out ofShow More Summary

An Online Kingdom: How Liberty U. Became a Model for the Future of Higher Education With Pervasive Christian Faith and Marketing, No Faculty Tenure

Chronicle of Higher Education, An Online Kingdom Come: How Liberty U. Became an Unexpected Model for the Future of Higher Education: Maybe Jerry Falwell was right. The late evangelist always figured that most people would dismiss anything that started in this little city, where he founded Liberty University.... More...

AALS President & GW Dean Blake Morant: 'There's never Been a Better Time to Consider Getting a Legal Education'

Chronicle of Education Video, On Leadership: What the State of Law Schools Can Teach the Rest of Higher Ed: Declining student demand and a weak job market have turned up the pressure on law schools. Blake D. Morant, dean of the George Washington University Law School and president of the...

Understanding the New Higher-Ed Landscape: Chronicle Sessions at SXSWedu

There are big challenges facing higher education these days, and plenty of talk about new models and approaches. At this year’s South by Southwest education conference in Austin, The Chronicle is organizing a morning of sessions sharing...Show More Summary

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