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Does Student Assessment Work? Yes.

Following up on Wednesday's post, Why Don't We Ever Assess The Value Of The Student Assessment Mania?: Chronicle of Higher Education op-ed: Does Assessment Make Colleges Better? Let Me Count the Ways, by Joan Hawthorne (University of North Dakota): Erik Gilbert’s recent commentary in The Chronicle, "Does Assessment Make Colleges...

The Real History of Assessment

It’s been a long time since I’ve let myself be annoyed by something in the Chronicle of Higher Education. I take some pride in that because one of the Chronicles’ chief purposes is to keep us all informed where, when, and for what reason the sky is falling. Yesterday, Prof. Joan Hawthorne, the Director of… Read More ?

Chronicle Of Higher Education: Why Don't We Ever Assess The Value Of The Student Assessment Mania?

Chronicle of Higher Education op-ed: Does Assessment Make Colleges Better? Who Knows?, by Erik Gilbert (Associate Dean, Arkansas State): Has anyone looked into whether assessing student-learning outcomes over many years has made American colleges, or students, better in some way? Has anyone tried to compare institutions with different approaches to...

Barton: The Upside Of The Law School Crisis

Following up on my previous post (here and here): Chronicle of Higher Education, The Upside of the Legal Profession's Crisis, by Benjamin H. Barton (Tennessee); author, Glass Half Full The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession (Oxford University Press, 2015)): Four different interlocking trends are squeezing American lawyers and...

Torture Psychology and the American Psychological Association (APA): An Excellent Overview

An excellent overview written by Tom Bartlett in the Chronicle of Higher Education about Torture Psychology and the APA. What a Bombshell Report Tells Us About the APA’s Abetting of Torture by Tom Bartlett (@tebartl) Chronicle of Higher Education 13 July 2015 Read the article here

#ShitAcademicsSay

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

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

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 months 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 months 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 months 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...

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