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Category Archives: students

Should You Attend an Ivy League College?

I wrote a short essay for a Minding the Campus symposium about William Deresiewicz’s recent essay, “Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League,” from his soon-to-be-released book, Educating Sheep. … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Higher Ed Needs More Cash, Not More Catchwords

By Susan Gubernat The following op-ed piece appeared in the July 25 issue of the Sacramento Bee.  Susan Gubernat, is Professor of English at California State University, East Bay, and … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Doubling Down on the Exploitation of Adjunct Faculty

In an article titled “Outsourced in Michigan” written for Inside Higher Ed, Colleen Flaherty chronicles the movement among Michigan’s community colleges to outsource the hiring of adjunct faculty and the … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

Another Story about Sexual Abuse Related to Collegiate Athletics—This One Involving One of the Most Highly Regarded Marching Bands in the Nation

In response to a complaint by a parent, Ohio State University launched a two-month investigation of its nationally renowned marching band. That investigation led to the firing of band director, … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 9 Comments

CCSF Critic’s Biased, Deeply Flawed Argument

The following post by Richard B. Simon, Professor of English at City College of San Francisco, appeared initially on the Forum Blog of the California Part-Time Faculty Association (CPFA) and … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Cost of For-Profit Education

Writing in The New York Times, Gretchen Morgenson observes: In the years before the mortgage crisis, financial regulators often looked the other way as banks and other lenders pursued reckless activities that cost … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Selling Us The Right String But the Wrong Yo-Yo

Back in 1962, when I was first inhaling huge gulps of pop music, there was a song by Dr. Feelgood and the Interns that would occasionally surface on Atlanta top-40 … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

STEM Graduates and STEM Employment

The Census Bureau has released a very interesting chart showing STEM graduates and STEM employment among Americans aged 18-64 in 2012.     The chart may not necessarily indicate that … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Sorry Airline: An Opportunity for Collaboration

An article in the Thursday, July 10, edition of The Wall Street Journal, “Who Is the Sorriest Airline?”, by Scott McCartney, provides beautiful fare for thinking once the amusement factor … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Candy, Pizza Parties, Extra Credit: Will You Complete My Evaluation, Pretty Please?

I have never been a fan of student evaluations, even when I have received perfect scores, whatever that means, and I have never, ever, ever, given any incentives for students … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment
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