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Category Archives: students

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

The Looming Crisis in Higher Education

The “real problem” behind the exploitation of adjunct faculty is quite obvious: universities have continued to produce a reasonable number of Ph.D.’s but no longer are willing to hire a … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · 8 Comments

Standards Versus Students?

My father used to ask for a student volunteer to come to the chalkboard the first day of the semester. He would then ask that student to draw a line … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

FIRE Files Four Free Speech Lawsuits

Yesterday, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) filed four lawsuits charging that three state universities and one community college maintain unconstitutional speech codes and have restricted the free … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · 5 Comments

Real Teaching? It Starts With the Students

This morning, a team of my students presented on the value of comedy in society. It was a fine presentation: They even cited a number of studies concluding that laughter … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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