23 novembre 2017

The Students the Lists Leave Out

HomeThe emphasis on the uniqueness of each incoming class in annual lists of student worldviews perpetuates the assumption that the college population is mainly composed of recent high school graduates, writes Hollis Phelps. More...

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What Do I Tell My Conservative Student?

HomeA professor considers how he should advise such a student applying to Ph.D. programs in a STEM field. More...

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Words Out of Order

HomeScott McLemee highlights a half dozen catchphrases that have significantly overstayed their welcome.
Occasionally an expression will enter heavy use -- or misuse, as the case may be -- and then just sit there in public discourse like the last stupefied and uninvited guest at a party: impervious to hints and deaf to grumbling, repeating itself endlessly, laughing at its own wit and making a bit less sense each time. More...

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Opportunities Amid the Obstacles

HomeRather than withdraw from the Middle East and North Africa, colleges should encourage American students to study abroad in stable countries within the Arab world. More...

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A Horizontal Move in the Right Direction

HomeA horizontal approach to open educational resources reaches the most students in the quickest way possible, writes Daniel Williamson. More...

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7 Key Ways to Make Student Mentoring Matter

HomeFour scholars describe what institutions can do -- and should not do -- to enhance the well-mentored undergraduate experience. More...

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Peer-to-Peer Networks Increase College Attainment

HomeColleges should reach out to high schools to help them identify students who can guide their peers on the path to higher education, writes Keith Frome. More...

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The Fast Lane to Nowhere

HomeWe should not abandon remedial education and accelerate people who don’t know the basics, argues John Almy. More...

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The Need for Slower Administrators

HomeSenior administrators seem to be required to be busy at all times, and that has created the unfortunate situation where they are often isolated from faculty and staff members, argues Thomas J. Pfaff. More...

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We Demand…

HomeIn We Demand: The University and Student Protests, Roderick A. Ferguson's understanding of the campus activism of the 1960s and ’70s rests on a clear sense of the university as a crucial part of the social machine, writes Scott McLemee. More...

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