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How to Email Professors for Research Opportunities - College Counseling 101

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.19.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

Many high school students interested in science would love the opportunity to research in a scientist's laboratory over the summer. Getting an interns...

How to Pick a College: Part 3 Academic Support (College Admissions)

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.09.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

By Alex Martel and Ishan Puri (See Part 2 Choosing a Major) Academic life loses its strict structure after high school, and the classroom can only g...

Student Activists on the Brink at Brown

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.30.2016 | College
Peter Mandel

It has finally happened. You are adrift. A raft of badly lashed-together memories and a few fairly buoyant facts: That watercraft is you. But thanks to an article in The Brown Daily Herald, the Ivy League university's student paper, you are listing badly. You are at sea.

Creating a Culture of Respect

Gary A. Olson | Posted 06.15.2016 | College
Gary A. Olson

Back when I was new to the profession, I witnessed a senior professor shouting loudly at a departmental secretary in a busy hallway. The professor, a rather large man, stood face to face as he barked at the petite woman.

How to Solve Dartmouth's Diversity and Inclusion Challenges

Justin Maffett | Posted 05.04.2016 | College
Justin Maffett

Discussions of sexual assault at Dartmouth's students are geared towards the heteronormative sexual and social relationships that emerge primarily in fraternity basements. Dartmouth cannot afford to fail these students by neglecting to prepare them for the spectrum of situations they may encounter.

The Abuse of Faculty at California's Public Universities

Stafford Betty | Posted 06.01.2015 | College
Stafford Betty

I have been teaching at Cal State Bakersfield, one of the 23 campuses of the once proud California State University (CSU) system, for over 40 years, and I've watched a steady erosion in faculty support since 2004.

Do You Need a College Admissions Counselor?

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.26.2015 | Education
Ishan Puri

Every year we hear dizzying statistics about the college admissions process. Thousands of students apply to colleges with single digit acceptance rates, and often it feels like a lottery ticket to get accepted.

A Letter From the Underground of The Castle

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.11.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

As another academic year begins The Castle's shadow is bringing more and more Kafkaesque darkness to university campuses. That shadow continues to transform our places of higher learning into corporate enclaves in which mindless civility eclipses uncomfortable debate.

Why Rules Matter

Gary A. Olson | Posted 10.08.2014 | College
Gary A. Olson

It is not that compassion and flexibility are bad; it is that in violating rules and deadlines, other people might be injured or disadvantaged.

Why Are Campus Administrators Making So Much Money?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 09.20.2014 | College
Lawrence Wittner

Americans committed to better living for bosses can take heart at the fact that college and university administrators -- unlike their faculty (increasingly reduced to rootless adjuncts) and students (saddled with ever more debt) -- are thriving.

How We Spent Our Summer Vacation

Gary A. Olson | Posted 08.31.2014 | College
Gary A. Olson

In public higher education, many system-wide coordinating boards use the summer to conduct workshops aimed at briefing different groups of administrators on new regulations and at coordinating efforts among the system's various institutions.

In Defense of Public Higher Education

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.24.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

Given the pervasiveness of privatization, we need to ask some difficult questions about its human costs.

My, Have Things Changed

Gary A. Olson | Posted 04.20.2014 | College
Gary A. Olson

If the present rate of technological change continues at the same pace, will the new faculty member of 2014 recognize today's classroom as at all related to that of 2024?

'It's A Lie. It's A Lie. It's A Lie'

New England Center for Investigative Reporting | Jon Marcus | Posted 02.06.2014 | College

The number of non-academic administrative and professional employees at U.S. colleges and universities has more than doubled in the last 25 years, vas...

A Culture of Openness

Gary A. Olson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Gary A. Olson

A dean once told me that she routinely conceals each departmental budget from the other units in her college because she fears that revealing the numbers would lead to widespread discontent.

Boards and the Senior Team

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 10.13.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

One of the best ways to determine where a college or university is headed is to look at the composition and quality of the senior administrative team ...

The New Building Blocks

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 03.17.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

As we move to the last phase of this year's college admissions cycle, it is useful to look at how selective colleges and universities construct their admission classes.

Raises OK'd For University Of Pittsburgh Officials | Posted 12.05.2012 | College

University of Pittsburgh trustees Tuesday awarded Chancellor Mark Nordenberg a 3.3 percent salary increase to $580,000 and gave his top deputies raise...

The Troubling Dean-to-Professor Ratio | Posted 01.23.2013 | College

J. Paul Robinson, chairman of the Purdue University faculty senate, walks the halls of a 10-story tower, pointing out a row of offices for administrat...