12 mai 2016

Math Education: A Messy Problem

HomeBy Gizem Karaali. Andrew Hacker’s The Math Myth and Other STEM Delusions simply continues to promote the misguided path he got on several years ago, and it’s difficult to see how it could lead us anywhere productive. Read more...

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Lessons About Online Learning

HomeBy Yoram Neumann and Edith Neumann. In its infancy, online learning was viewed as a more accessible alternative for students unable to commit to the traditional higher education path. But in recent years online education has been gaining more acceptance. Read more...

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Truth for Giulio

HomeBy Scott McLemee. Three months ago, Inside Higher Ed reported that the body of Giulio Regeni -- a Ph.D. student at the University of Cambridge and a visiting scholar at the American University in Cairo who disappeared on Jan. 25 -- had been found on a roadside in Egypt with cigarette burns and knife wounds indicative of torture. Read more...

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The Liberal Arts at War

HomeBy Robert Weisbuch. The values that undergird higher education as a guarantor of human dignity and enlightenment are under a special intensity of attack, argues Robert Weisbuch, while we in academe seem preoccupied with the little stuff. Read more...

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No, Your English Dissertation Isn’t “Research”

HomeBy Bruce Fleming. The big question in hiring somebody right out of graduate school is not about the person's research but whether he or she can deal with teenagers who have never read serious literature and don’t particularly want to, writes Bruce Fleming. Read more...

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Skin in the Game

HomeBy Carlo Salerno. No concept is arguably more popular in higher education policy today or seems to have broader consensus than institutional “skin in the game”: the idea that colleges need to be on some sort of financial hook when their students don’t succeed. Read more...

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Developing a Flexible Degree

HomeBy Cathy Sandeen. Creating a new competency-based degree program isn't easy, writes Cathy Sandeen, who shares lessons she learned from helping to develop the UW Flexible Option. Read more...

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What's Right and Wrong About Research Universities

HomeBy Hunter R. Rawlings III. As he departs as president of the Association of American Universities, Hunter R. Rawlings III considers where leading research universities are today. Read more...

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'A Body, Undone'

HomeBy Scott McLemee. Somewhere along the way, Nietzsche’s apothegm “That which does not destroy me makes me stronger” lost all the irony and ambiguity it had in context and turned into an edifying sentiment -- a motivational catchphrase, even on the order of that poster saying, “Hang in there, baby!” with the cat clinging to a tree branch. Read more...

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Philosophy at Home

HomeBy Christopher P. Long and Michael O'Rourke. In recent years, we’ve seen a surge of articles, essays and blog posts by professional philosophers on the future of philosophy. While it isn’t surprising that people who reflect professionally would reflect on the future of their profession, this surge is symptomatic of a deeper anxiety that some philosophers, and many humanists, have felt in the modern, outcome-oriented academy. Read more...

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