The Academe Blog

The blog of Academe Magazine. Opinions published here do not necessarily represent the policies of the AAUP.

Category Archives: MOOCs

Even superprofessors deserve academic freedom.

Over on my personal blog, I write a lot about MOOCs. You might say I’m more than a little MOOC-obsessed, but I really am trying to develop other interests. That … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

Disruptive Innovation in Education

A new study, The Innovative University: What College Presidents Think About Change in American Higher Education,  sponsored by Blackboard and The Chronicle of Higher Education, has this to say about disruption: Well over … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · 4 Comments

Why I can no longer donate to Wellesley College.

Because the undergraduate education I received at Wellesley College has been so important in my life, and because I believe all college students deserve the intellectual engagement Wellesley gave me, … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Long History of Automated Teaching

The rise of online courses—massive and open or just regularly-sized—is one of the major trends in higher education over the last few years. Of course, the rapidly growing access to … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Online Education and Faculty Rights

Colleen Lye and James Vernon, co-chairs of the Faculty Association at the University of California, Berkeley, have a fantastic piece in today’s Chronicle of Higher Education on the threat posed … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

May/June 2014 Issue of Academe

AAUP members should receive their print copies of the May/June issue of Academe over the next few days. In the meantime, they can read it online–as can anyone else (there’s no … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Great News Coverage of CFHE Video Awaiting Your Comments

Please go to these news links to post your comments!   Faculty Continue Anti-MOOC Offensive: Rhetoric Check Inside Higher Ed The faculty leaders behind the Campaign for the Future of … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Questioning the False Promises of the Online Education Industry: A New Video Released by the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education

College and University Faculty and Educational Staff Challenge CEOs of Coursera, EdX and Udacity to a Public Debate on Concerns Raised in Animated Video; First Public Screening of Video Will … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Top Issues Facing Higher Education in 2014 and Beyond

Writing for Forbes, John Ebersole, the president of Excelsior College, has identifeid the following ten issues as the most significant issues facing higher education this year: 1. Cost. 2. Renewal … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

If Picky Eating Is Now a Disorder, Here’s the Remedy–Eat a Plateful of Sausages and Call Me in the Morning if You Don’t Feel Cured

You wouldn’t know it from looking at me now, but as a child I was a very picky eater. I have an anecdote to illustrate just how picky an eater … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

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