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Should Professors Be Forced To Retire?

WGBH | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.26.2015 | College

Since the Great Recession, postponing retirement is becoming more common in some professions, including higher education. A new survey shows two third...

6 Steps to Deleting the 'R' Word

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

The next time you see a middle-schooler or even a peer use derogatory terms, make faces or inappropriate impressions or gestures related to disability, take that opportunity to talk about it. It all starts with a conversation. A conversation many won't have, unless you bring it up.

The Next Education Revolution

Dan Butin | Posted 07.13.2015 | College
Dan Butin

We in the United States are thus not the only ones having this conversation. We are all, whether we realize it or not, discussing and debating what we mean by "education."

Cambridge University To Offer Lego Professorship

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.16.2015 | College

Is this your dream job? The Lego Foundation, which owns 25 percent of the Lego company, is endowing a Lego professorship and research center at Cambri...

What It Was Like To Glimpse John Nash's Beautiful Mind

Maurice Ewing, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2015 | Science
Maurice Ewing, Ph.D.

John Nash was a legend. He simply looked at things differently. He taught me that even geniuses need other people to correct their thinking and vet their ideas. Most importantly, however, Nash taught me that anyone's mind can be beautiful if it focuses on producing beautiful ideas.

When Porn Enters the Classroom: The Student, the Professor, and the Helicopter

Dana Smith | Posted 05.18.2015 | College
Dana Smith

So, to the young woman who finds herself in this moral dilemma of shall I or shall I not, I say unto you, "just don't." If your grade is impacted - all will be well. You'll find that in life you will experience many more situations that will require you to abstain, even at the risk of some negative consequence.

Is There a Point to Having a Professor?

John A. Tures | Posted 05.15.2015 | College
John A. Tures

It may not be a teacher appreciation gift like the ones the kids get their instructors, but having students able to recall the important lessons, and have some fond memories of their academic experiences, can be just as good.

Bridging the Divide: The Uphill Climb to Faculty Diversity

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 06.14.2015 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Last fall, for the first time in our history, America's public school students were likely NOT majority white. If U.S. Department of Education projections are accurate, white students numbered 24.8 million and non-white students 25 million.

Office Hours to the Rescue: Why It's a Good Idea to Go

Betty Revah | Posted 05.23.2015 | College
Betty Revah

Being so close to the finish line and seeing the relationships some of my friends have built with their favorite professors, I wonder if maybe it would have been a good idea to push myself a little, face my fear, and maybe learn more about my professors than I did by simply sitting in their classes day after day.

Professing in the Dark Times

Stephen Kuusisto | Posted 05.18.2015 | College
Stephen Kuusisto

While many argue the traditional college campus will or should become a thing of the past, I disagree. Only by meeting and sharing our experiences, often in casual conversation, do we see how alike we are and how much strength and wisdom we can share.

What Professors Do

Frank H. Wu | Posted 05.10.2015 | College
Frank H. Wu

It is the faculty as a community who determine the standards for the curriculum, who will be hired as an instructor or awarded tenure, and even, to a considerable extent, who will be selected to lead them. They are charged with much more than research and teaching.

What Law School Deans Do

Frank H. Wu | Posted 05.09.2015 | College
Frank H. Wu

Leadership is about both ideas and implementation. Thinking and doing depend on distinct skill sets. Integrating them is the challenge.

The 30 Things I've Learned About Journalism

Ashley McDonald | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Ashley McDonald

I've devised a comprehensive list of everything I've learned about this field in my years at Central Michigan University. Important stuff -- the stuff I plan to take with me after I'm gone. And as it turns out, I've learned a sh*t load. Ready?

If You Need a Letter of Recommendation, Write Your Own

Christina Berchini | Posted 04.01.2015 | College
Christina Berchini

No one on the planet cares as much about your work as you do. No one. I like to say that I do, but that is not realistic. You care about your own work, success, and accomplishments more than anyone else possibly could. Think about it.

Too Good Teachers

Phu Nguyen | Posted 03.18.2015 | Education
Phu Nguyen

I am not ashamed to admit my lack of knowledge at the time and now because it doesn't mean I'm stupid. It means no one bothered to teach me a lot of basics because they assumed I already knew them.

10 Illinois Universities with the Highest-paid Professors

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.14.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

University professors work hard at their jobs, but that hard work pays off for many of them teaching at Illinois universities.

How Faculty Can Use Syllabi to Reduce the Campus Sexual Assault Epidemic

Nadia Dawisha | Posted 03.09.2015 | College
Nadia Dawisha

As university presidents, deans, lawyers and counselors are called to task for their missteps in handling the rash of campus sex abuse scandals, the one group that has the most interaction with students is largely left out to sea -- their professors.

College Business Classes: Rethinking Traditional Methods

S. L. Young | Posted 03.08.2015 | College
S. L. Young

Learning can be performed independently; however, active and collaborative learning are beneficial not only for an individual learner but can also expedite organizational learning, too.

The Exclamatory Cycle of Teaching

Jay Halfond | Posted 03.01.2015 | Education
Jay Halfond

I now understand the fundamental difference between academic administration and faculty life. Being a dean was typically punctuated with semi-colons. Work was an ongoing continuum with slight changes along the way. Being a full-time professor, though, is different.

The Importance of Building Relationships With Professors

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 02.17.2015 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

The semester is coming to a close and most college students are reaping the rewards of a semester well-spent (or not, in some cases.) Many students are reaching out for internship connections, connections that can very easily be made in the classroom.

10 Things to Do Before You Graduate

FindSpark | Posted 02.08.2015 | College
FindSpark

For most people, college goes by in a blink of an eye. Through all the studying and projects, you need to make sure that you get the most out of those four years. Here are the 10 things I believe all students should do before walking across that stage and getting their diploma.

Dr. Adjunct or: How I Learned to Stop Suffering and Love Collective Bargaining

Tracy Strauss | Posted 01.18.2015 | Education
Tracy Strauss

If university administrators continue to cling to Wall Street principles of financial greed, then faculty unions are essential for the survival of teaching and citizenship. We must work together, in solidarity, to get back to the substantive heart of higher education.

140 Characters, and Into The Future

Kiley Eriksen | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
Kiley Eriksen

Times are rapidly morphing into a new age. Sure, it may seem like humans are slowly sacrificing their humanity to the iPhone at first. But, the change is inevitable! We can't expect ourselves to flow into "the new" so smoothly and immediately.

What Professors Shouldn't Teach

Steven Shiffrin | Posted 12.30.2014 | College
Steven Shiffrin

Generations of students have rejected my views. Would I like to persuade some? Sure. But that is far from my primary goal.

What The Hell Is Happening At General Theological Seminary?

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion

Faculty members at the country’s oldest Episcopal seminary are facing off against the school’s President, blasting him for his allegedly bullying,...