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Next time they might want to ask environmental valuation experts whether valuation experts can do valuation

In a recent publication by the Chronicle of Higher Education outlining a vision for how universities can refocus their research vision on problems and solutions of greatest benefit to society (rather than a focus on return on investment), the Chronicle asked: What can universities, governments, journals, and private funders of...

The New College Degrees: The Good News and the Bad News

In Launching the Innovation Renaissance I argued that students were not graduating with the degrees that pay (see also my piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education). In 2009 the U.S. graduated 37,994 students with bachelor’s degrees in computer and information science. Show More Summary

Campus Ideologues Double Down on Censorship — Beware the 'Bias Response Team'

Colleges looking for new programs to appease campus radicals are turning to an old idea — the “bias-response team.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has the details: [Bias-response] teams are becoming more common — the University of Iowa recently became the latest major university to say it would create one. Show More Summary

"Professor Who Helped Expose Crisis in Flint Says Public Science Is Broken"

Steve Kolowich in the Chronicle of Higher Education: Working with residents of Flint, Mr. Edwards [a professor of civil engineering at Virginia Tech] led a study that revealed that the elevated lead levels in people’s homes were not isolated incidents but a result of a systemic problem that had been...

U.S. Colleges Raised Record $40.3 Billion In 2015 — 0.5% Of Colleges Raised 25% Of The Money

Council For Aid to Education, Colleges and Universities Raised Record $40.3 Billion in 2015 : Bloomberg, U.S. Universities Raised a Record $40.3 Billion Last Year Chronicle of Higher Education, Colleges Raised $1.2 Billion in Donations for Sports in 2015 Inside Higher Ed, In Giving to Colleges, the One Percenters Gain

Poor Melissa Click, She Received Some Mean Emails

The strangest story of the day is in the Chronicle of Higher Education, which apparently went to the trouble of filing a public records request to read Missouri professor Melissa Click’s emails. Yes, this Melissa Click: The story is obviously designed to elicit sympathy for Click. Show More Summary

An Important New Tool in the Crackdown Against Campus Sexual Assault

The U.S. Department of Education desperately needs more resources to continue its crackdown on campus sexual assault. That’s one of the most salient messages from the Chronicle of Higher Education’s new Title IX Investigation Tracker, a tool that went live on Sunday. Show More Summary

Serious kudos for the LA Review of Books

The Chronicle of Higher Education piles on the praise, saying there's now "an LARB style" of reviewing.

Business consultant-turned-college president apologizes for saying unprepared professors should be shot

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The President of the University of Iowa has apologized for making a glib suggestion that unprepared professors should be shot, the Chronicle of Higher Education is reporting. In a conversation with a school librarian who has been critical of his hiring, school President Bruce Harreld said, that any...

Call for Nominations: Who Are the Top Tech Innovators in Higher Education?

Each year The Chronicle profiles key innovators who are tackling big challenges facing campuses with the help of technology. And we’re looking for your suggestions. The goal of the project is to look across all aspects of the college world — teaching, scholarship, administration, libraries, student life, and more. Show More Summary

College And University President Salaries, 2013

Chronicle of Higher Education, Executive Compensation at Private and Public Colleges: The Chronicle's executive-compensation package has been updated with information on private-college presidents for the 2013 calendar year. The update provides data on 558 chief executives at 497 private nonprofit colleges in the United States. The median salary for leaders...

The 10 highest-paid presidents at private colleges in America

The Chronicle of Higher Education has released its annual executive compensation report ranking US college presidents based on their total pay. Lee Bollinger, Columbia University's longtime president, ranked first this year, with total...Show More Summary

Salaries of Private College Presidents Continue to Rise, Survey Finds

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

In all, 32 presidents received $1 million or more in compensation in 2013, the latest figures available, according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Has The College Sports Arms Race Spiraled Out Of Control?

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

$10.3 billion. That's how much college athletic programs have received in student fees and other subsidies in just the last five years, according to an analysis from The Huffington Post and The Chronicle for Higher Education. On this...Show More Summary

Kansas Professor On Leave Because Her 'Discourse' Is Allegedly 'Uncomfortable, Unhelpful, and Blatantly Discriminatory'

Does the University of Kansas harbor a racist in its midst? That’s the implication of this story, from the Chronicle of Higher Education: A professor at the University of Kansas at Lawrence is on leave while the university investigates a complaint accusing her of racially discriminatory behavior in class, the Lawrence Journal-World reports. Show More Summary

Here's Why College Costs So Much

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

  Last week, The Huffington Post and The Chronicle for Higher Education published an investigation revealing that public universities are subsidizing their athletic programs to the tune of $10.3 billion a year. Millions of students are paying fees they don’t know about to support sports they don’t watch. Show More Summary

Morning Reads – Tuesday, November 17, 2015

An in-depth investigation by the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Huffington Post uncovers massive subsidies of college athletic programs by students who are mostly disinterested in college athletic programs. Their prime example? GSU (the one in Atlanta). In Macon, GPB asks what comes after public housing? More on the Palmetto Pipeline, Kinder Morgan, and …

Hey, The Chronicle of Higher Education used my photo of Camille Paglia for its interview.

Here. I put a Creative Commons license on it, and they gave me credit, so it's perfectly legit. Here's the old blog post from 2005, with numerous photos, covering an appearance by Paglia in a local Borders Bookstore: "Try to surviveShow More Summary

Writer Says Women Shouldn’t be Able to See Ultrasound of Their Baby Before an Abortion

Washington Post opinion writer Catherine Rampell has impressive credentials, including previous stints at the New York Times, NPR, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. So since her work includes an “emphasis on data-driven journalism,” you might think she would at least consider the possibility that the advocacy piece she relies on for her most recent […]

The Chronicle of Higher Education Does Sledgehammer

I have written here frequently about the sham trials that Turkey’s strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan used – along with his then allies, the Gülen movement – to topple the secularist establishment and solidify his hold on power. Among those targeted...

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