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Category Archives: faculty

Why a Good Plumber Is Getting as Hard to Find as a Tenure-Track Position

We have all noticed how hard it is to find a reputable electrician or plumber. But almost no one ever asks, never mind addresses, why this shortage has developed. The … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Ohio State University Seeks to Dramatically Revamp Its Policy on Faculty Intellectual Property Rights

Ohio State University is internally circulating a draft of a new policy on faculty intellectual property rights. The following summary of the main outlines of the lengthy and very detailed … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Higher Education Accreditation: Is There Another Way Through the Looking Glass?

The recent decision by the Board of Trustees to close Sweet Briar College raises an important question.  Is there a better way to coordinate the findings of ratings groups to assist colleges … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Doxxing: The Sequel

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On March 19, 2015, I published a post about doxxing, generally known as one party’s publishing on the internet documents containing personal information about another party.…

March 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

Centennial Speakers Series at Wright State University: 6. Hank Reichman

March 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

When Did “Spring Break” Become an Occasion for “Adult” or Family Vacations?

I came across the following list of the “Top Ten Trending Spring Break Destinations.” The folks at Kayak have compiled the list after surveying the number of inquiries made over … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Safety, Secrecy and Security

If college campuses are to be safe spaces, the goal needs to be to make them safe for everyone—even faculty. With tenure reduced and enfeebled and secret investigations commonplace, I … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 39-40.

  McMurtry, Larry.  Lonesome Dove.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985. One of the most prolific American novelists of the postwar period, Larry McMurtry has explored the history and culture … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Are Colleges and Universities the New Version of the Family Farm?

In the post that I made yesterday to this blog, “Why Is the Future of the University Never a University?,” I included the following observation: “All realms of human endeavor … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Why Is the Future of the University Never a University?

In August 2014, Graeme Wood wrote an article for The Atlantic titled “The Future of College?” The tease under the headline is: “A brash tech entrepreneur thinks he can reinvent … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 2 Comments
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