If the events in Richmond, Kentucky, and Paris, France, have served any purpose for those who have witnessed them, it is to compel all of us to remember the words of Edmund Burke: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Does any question loom as large over higher education today as whether the value of a college degree is worth what a student and their family invests ...
Shaming the oil and gas industry might very well be a good thing to do, but it is not an academically good thing to do. Saving the world from fossil fuels is not a pedagogical goal and doesn't belong either in the classroom or in the mission statement of a university.
As if college admissions wasn't confusing enough, now we have yet another ranking system to supposedly make it more transparent.
Instead of screaming about who is or is not being allowed to speak, America needs to take the time to listen to those who are bravely advocating for equality on college campuses. We are simply asking that America live up to a promise it made to white women and people of color long ago but has not yet fulfilled.
A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents the later stages of life. I will be speaking with people in their 70's and older, to find out what they think is important and worth passing on to future generations.
Privilege is not knowing that you're hurting others and not listening when they tell you. From the responses of those who attacked me and others for talking about what it's like being Native American on campus, it's clear that many people are blind and deaf.
Many young women who attend graduate school do it for wonderful reasons: they are smart, they have had teachers who have inspired them, and they want to make a difference and contribute to their chosen field of knowledge.
It has been instructive to watch how higher education leadership, including policy makers, work to improve how students transfer from community colleges to four-year colleges and universities.
The latest Open Doors data indicates yet another year of growth in international student enrollment. Between 2009 and 2014, the number of international students has increased by 41 per cent to reach a total of 974,926.
Liberals may have won the professoriate, but conservative doctrine, if not the conservative movement, has found powerful allies among university administrators, board members, donors, and not least of all, the courts.
Six years ago, I taught my first course focused on race at a small, northeast liberal arts college. The goal of the course was to explore how we talk about race in K-16 education, my academic field of study.
In September, I wrote about how the word "education" came up only seven times during the second Republican debate. In this week's debate, education was mentioned only five times, but since the debate was only two hours versus three, I'm willing to call that progress.
As a student, I had to figure the scholarship stuff out on my own. I didn't have a parent pushing me to get scholarships for college. On the other hand, I didn't have a parent holding me back from them either. If you are trying to help your child get scholarships, you could actually be doing the opposite.
On campuses today, disagreements are often argued on the grounds of the privileges and oppressions experienced by those making the arguments rather than on the merits of the arguments themselves.
Ever heard the phrase, "the early bird gets the worm?" That's certainly the case here! You will find that there are many requirements you must fulfill to be eligible to transfer to a University of California (UC) campus.