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Chronicle of Higher Education Beclowns Itself

(Steven Hayward) A few days back I reported here on the Chronicle of Higher Education symposium to which I contributed on what a “Trump 101” course syllabus might look like, noting that some of the commenters complained that there was...Show More Summary

Trump University, for Real

(Steven Hayward) The Chronicle of Higher Education emailed me a few weeks ago asking for a book recommendation or two for background reading to understand the Trump phenomenon. I recommended Jeffrey Bell’s fine 1992 book Populism and Elitism: Politics in the Age of Equality. Show More Summary

University Of Wyoming Declares Financial 'Crisis', Hopes To Avoid Financial 'Exigency' And Termination Of Tenured Faculty

Chronicle of Higher Education, U. of Wyoming’s President Declares Financial Crisis: The University of Wyoming’s president has declared a financial crisis and plans to reduce or cut academic programs and review the institution’s structure, according to a letter on Thursday from the president, Laurie Nichols, to the campus. According to...

It's like if Anheuser-Busch bought Goose Island

From the Chronicle of Higher Education: The publishing giant Elsevier announced this week that it had bought the Social Science Research Network, an online community where scholars in the humanities and social sciences freely share preprints of their academic work. You may have heard about this on social media, where...

The Value, Courage, and Freedom of Pluralism

Timothy Garton Ash recently reflected on Isaiah Berlin and his commitment to value pluralism in the Chronicle of Higher Education in an articled titled, 'Two Spirits of Liberty.' http://chronicle.com/article/Two-Spirits-of-Liberty/236355 It...Show More Summary

Why Law Students Need The Humanities

Chronicle of Higher Education op-ed: Why Law Students Need the Humanities, by Peter Brooks (Professor of Comparative Literature, Princeton): News that law schools are in crisis has been around for a while now, but the crisis itself persists — though maybe not where it is usually thought to lie. It...

Looking Back at Boulder

(Steven Hayward) The Chronicle of Higher Education has a story out today about the experiment I began at the University of Colorado at Boulder two years ago, now that the smoke (what kind of smoke you ask?) has cleared. The story isShow More Summary

George Mason Faculty Senate Votes 21-13 To Oppose Naming Law School For Justice Scalia

George Mason's Faculty Senate voted 21-13 yesterday to condemn naming the law school in Justice Scalia's honor. BuzzFeed Chronicle of Higher Education National Law Journal Washington Post Prior TaxProf Blog posts: George Mason Renames Law School The Antonin Scalia School Of Law For $30 Million (Mar. 31, 2016) George Mason...

2015-16 College Faculty Salaries

AAUP, Higher Education at a Crossroads: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2015-16 Chronicle of Higher Education, Faculty Salaries Show Strong Recovery From Recession Chronicle of Higher Education, What Higher-Education Professionals Made in 2015-16 Chronicle of Higher Education, Faculty Salaries at 4,700 Colleges Inside Higher Ed,...

Live Chat: Editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education Liz McMillen, Thursday 1 PM ET

Liz McMillen, editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, will join the Hive (sub req) on Thursday March 17th to discuss all things related to higher education. Topics can include the value of a college degree, the cost of college, student protests, sexual assault on college campuses and who/what college is for. Show More Summary

"In Describing a Pattern to Harassment of Female Scientists..."

"... Professor’s Op-Ed Strikes a Chord," says The Chronicle of Higher Education:The New York Times published an op-ed on Friday night by A. Hope Jahren, a professor of geobiology at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, entitled “She Wanted to Do Her Research. Show More Summary

Who’s regulating for-profit schools? Execs from for-profit colleges

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

This story was co-published with The Chronicle of Higher Education. College accreditors have come under scrutiny recently for allowing for-profit schools to collect billions in federal aid despite low graduation and high default rates. Accreditors are supposed to be watchdogs for college quality....

Does Sci-Hub phish for credentials?

The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s piece on Sci-Hub contains a disturbing claim that I’ve not seen elsewhere. I’ll quote: Edward Sanchez, head of library information technology at Marquette University, says his biggest concern about Sci-Hub is how it obtains access to library databases, through a phishing campaign. He says that many colleges have been targeted by Sci-Hub. […]

On Faculty Mentoring

One of the evergreen topics for academic magazines like Inside Higher Ed and The Chronicle of Higher Education is faculty “mentoring.” It’s rare for a week to go by without at least one lengthy essay on the topic, many of which recirculate multiple times through my various social media channels. The latest batch of these…

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

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