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Campus climate roundup

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“Explore the unthinkable”: invite a speaker whose message makes you uneasy [Walter M. Kimbrough, Chronicle of Higher Education] “The Pseudo-Science of Microaggressions” [Althea Nagai, National Association of Scholars via George Leef,...Show More Summary

Why Faculty Workshops Should Not Be 'Safe Spaces': Law Profs Need To Be Adversarial (But Not Jerks) Because Of Law Reviews' Lack Of Rigor

Following up on my previous posts (links below): Chronicle of Higher Education op-ed: You’re Wrong’: The Case for Confrontation, by Joseph Heath (University of Toronto): I’m starting to think that some of the strange behavior that has been gripping college students in the United States has begun seeping north into...

The over/under on linguistic discovery

Geoff Pullum, "The world's greatest grammarian", Chronicle of Higher Education 4/3/2017 [emphasis added]: We mostly did 11-hour days, starting as soon after 7 a.m. as we could and working till 6 p.m., breaking for a short lunch at 1 p.m. to discuss the morning’s work. Virtually every day we would find over our sandwiches that […]

Wayne State Moves To Fire Five Tenured Faculty Who Have Not Published In Five Years

Following up on last week's post, Wayne State Moves To Fire Five Underperforming Tenured Professors; President Seeks 'Accountability For Individuals And Excellence For The University': Chronicle of Higher Education, Wayne State’s Move to Strip 5 Professors of Tenure Sparks Unease About a Broader Threat: As Wayne State University takes the...

Laura Kipnis’s Battle Against Vulnerability

In 2015, students at Northwestern University responded to an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education with a protest march. Some carried mattresses. The author of the article, Laura Kipnis, a tenured faculty member at Northwestern, had gleefully denounced the state of campus sexual politics. Show More Summary

Among the Claremont crowd

(Scott Johnson) We recently posted a link in our Picks to the article the Chronicle of Higher Education article by Jon Baskin on “The academic home of Trumpism,” but I would like to pause over it here. I take it that the “home” referred to in the headline refers to the Claremont Colleges. Show More Summary

5 Critical Skills You Will Need to Hit the Ground Running After College

J OURNALIST AND FORMER EDITOR of the Chronicle of Higher Education, Jeff Selingo has written an insightful and essential guide as to why some people prosper after college and some fail or find themselves underemployed. You need more than a degree. There is Life After College is a book that every student should read—twice. Show More Summary

‘Ask Me’: What LGBTQ College Students Want Their Professors to Know

Chronicle of Higher Education interviewed more than a dozen LGBTQ people to hear more about what keeps them from thriving in college. The post ‘Ask Me’: What LGBTQ College Students Want Their Professors to Know appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Baylor President Says The University Has Done Its Christian Duty

3 months agoSports : Deadspin

Baylor president David Garland spoke to the Chronicle of Higher Education about his school’s ongoing sexual assault scandal. It feels like every week there is a new development that makes Baylor look somehow worse than it already did, but Garland just can’t seem to understand why folks haven’t moved on already. Read more...

“Meet the Math Professor Who’s Fighting Gerrymandering With Geometry”

From Chronicle of Higher Education: “Changes to voting rules that used to be considered by courts before they could be implemented,” Ms. Duchin says, “are now implemented first and the courts consider them after the fact.” Because of the increase … Continue reading ?

The Great Shame Of Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education op-ed: 'The Great Shame of Our Profession', by Kevin Birmingham (Instructor, Harvard College Writing Program): [T]o talk about adjuncts is to talk about the centerpiece of higher education. Tenured faculty represent only 17 percent of college instructors. Part-time adjuncts are now the majority of the professoriate...

Jerry Falwell Jr. To Head “Education Reform” Task Force

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Chronicle Of Higher Education reports: Jerry L. Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, has been asked by President Trump to head up a new task force that will identify changes that should be made to the U.S. Department of Education’s policies and procedures, Mr. Show More Summary

Chronicle of Higher Education Pimps ‘Professor’ Obama for Academic Jobs

Obama's lack of accomplishment is always presented by the left as some masterful stroke of strategic genius. The post Chronicle of Higher Education Pimps ‘Professor’ Obama for Academic Jobs appeared first on RedState.

President Obama's Lack Of Scholarly Chops Prevents Him From Being Hired As Law Prof At Columbia, Kansas; But 'Professor Of Practice' Is A Possibility

Chronicle of Higher Education, Prof. Barack Obama Needs a New Job, So We Sent Around His Academic Résumé: It can be tough out there for an academic who’s been out of the game for so long, and Mr. Obama probably hasn’t updated his curriculum vitae in a while. So we...

"Globalization" and "Neoliberalism"

Hoisted from the Archives from the Twentieth Century: _["Globalization" and "Neoliberalism"][]_: for the Chronicle of Higher Education": pages version at: From left and right alike we hear something called "globalization" condemned. The forces driving the world economy toward increased economic integration are sinister. On the left politicians like Democratic congressman...

Lessons from a fight between economists and historians

6 months agoNews : Newsbook

IN A fascinating new piece at the Chronicle of Higher Education, Marc Parry examines an intense, ongoing debate between historians and economists on the role American slavery played in the industrial revolution. A number of recent books...Show More Summary

"What You Should Know About the Professor Who Has Trump’s Ear on the Economy"

From the Chronicle of Higher Education: Peter Navarro, a professor and author who became known during the presidential campaign as the only academic economist directly advising the Trump campaign, continues to be one of the most public voices on economic matters for President-elect Donald J. Trump as he prepares to...

39 Private-College Leaders Earned > $1 Million In 2014 (Up From 32 In 2013)

Chronicle of Higher Education, 39 Private-College Leaders Earn More Than $1 Million: A total of 39 leaders of private colleges earned more than $1 million during the 2014 calendar year. The number of leaders with compensation above $1 million was up from 32 the year before. The average pay of...

Chronicle Of Higher Education Special Report:Faculty Retirement Incentives

Chronicle of Higher Education Special Report, Retirement Incentives: How to help faculty members view retirement as an opportunity, not a threat. Greasing the Retirement Wheel at UCLA: Senior scholars, of course, can benefit a college with their deep knowledge and research. But colleges are under pressure to encourage turnover in...

THIS IS WEIRD: The Chronicle of Higher Education describes F.I.R.E. as “a group that views itself a…

THIS IS WEIRD: The Chronicle of Higher Education describes F.I.R.E. as “a group that views itself as a defender of campus free speech.” Well, I’m sure that F.I.R.E. does view itself as a defender of campus free speech since, you know, F.I.R.E. is a defender of campus free speech. But why would the Chronicle choose […]

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