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Category Archives: corporate influence

“Fifteen Minutes of Fame” and a Lifetime of Notoriety

One of the effects of the rise of social media and “reality” entertainment is that we are all, in effect, in danger of becoming the topics of tabloid stories. It … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Self-Propagation of the Consultants

In its list of the most influential people in higher education for 2014, the Chronicle of Higher Education includes diverse individuals and just one group, “The Hired Guns: The Consultants.” … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Ideal of the American University: A Primer

At its idealistic best, the traditional vision of American higher education was one of beauty, dynamism and diversity. With undergraduate students able to take courses from as many as 40 … Continue reading

December 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Undermining Affordability and Access to Higher Education

An “On the Issues” Post from the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education [http://futureofhighered.org] _______________ A recent report from the New America Foundation highlights one important way access to higher education … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Administrative Bloat Is Driving Up College Costs

I just realized that this is something that I posted previously. If you haven’t read it in its previous iteration, it is very much worth reading. If you have read … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Deadline Approaching! Register for the CFHE Meeting in Los Angeles

The following is a letter from Susan Misenhelder of the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education:   Dear CFHE friends, If you haven’t already registered, we hope you’re consulting … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

University of Oregon Graduate Students Walk Out

The following paragraphs are quoted from an article written by Diane Dietz for the Register-Guard in Eugene, Oregon: “The GTFF [Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation] demanded two weeks of paid medical … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): The Innovation Agenda

In case you missed it, Jeffrey J. Williams, professor of English and of literary and cultural studies at Carnegie Mellon University, published a terrific piece this morning on Inside Higher … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Addendum to Marty Kich’s Addenda to Aaron Barlow’s Review

Marty Kich has provided a useful supplement to Aaron’s review with respect to standardized testing in Texas by quoting extensively from an account of the role played by British educational … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Addenda to Aaron Barlow’s Review of More than a Score

—or, If Moses Was a Founding Father, Then Was Charlton Heston’s Leadership of the NRA Divinely Preordained? Aaron’s post references the addition of new standardized tests in Texas. In an … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · 1 Comment
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