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“I’ll Tell It and Think It and Speak It and Breathe It”

May-June 2015 Volume 101, Number 3 FEATURES Toward a New Consensus for Tenure in the Twenty-First Century Clark G. Ross Movies to Avoid While Watching the Tenure Clock Robin Harper … Continue reading

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The Future of Teaching and the Machine

In my review for the current issue of Academe of Bill Ferster’s new book , Teaching Machines: Learning from the Intersection of Technology and Education, I write, “Ferster presents three great but distinct advantages to … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

What if You Were Saida Grundy and the Tweets Weren’t Actually Yours?

It may sound very far-fetched, but unfortunately it is not as far-fetched as you might assume. Today the Chronicle of Higher Education ran a story on Noel Ignatiev, a faculty … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Support the Sanders-Fichtenbaum Plan!

On Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced The College for All Act, legislation that would eliminate undergraduate tuition at public colleges and expand work-study programs to help students at private universities. … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

How to Talk About Online Instruction

This week the Board of Trustees of the California State University (CSU) met in Long Beach and, as is the custom, they were addressed by, among others, the Chair of … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

When Nick Pappas Looks in the Mirror, He Should See Saida Grundy

Earlier today on this blog, Arianne Shahvisi has offered a very cogent analysis of why the criticism of Saida Grundy has served a very entrenched political and cultural perspective and … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

A Coincidentally Ironic Juxtaposition of News Items

Earlier this month, two items appeared on the same day on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s website. The first article was written by Charles Huckabee and concerns the decision by … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

Update on Axact, the Pakistani “Diploma Mill”

The New York Times has run a follow-up to its investigative report on the business practices of Axact, a Pakistani corporation that has advertised itself as the “largest software exporter” … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Something for Which MOOCs Might Be Very Appropriate

About a week ago, the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Wired Campus blog included a short post by Casey Fabris titled “A MOOC Hopes to Sink Its Teeth Into a New … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Ohio AAUP and the Repeal of Senate Bill 5

This is a guest post by John McNay, a contributor to the May–June issue of Academe. McNay  is a professor of history at the University of Cincinnati–Blue Ash. A specialist on … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Epistemic injustice in the academy: an analysis of the Saida Grundy witch-hunt

Guest blogger Arianne Shahvisi is an assistant professor of philosophy at the American University of Beirut, and has recently written commentary for the New Statesman, Jacobin, Open Democracy, and Truthout, centered … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 13 Comments

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