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College Is A Time To Define Yourself Through Action

Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D. | Posted 12.01.2016 | College
Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D.

I have been a lot of things in my life. I've had the privilege of saying, "I'm a mom," "I'm a friend," and "I'm a professor." What I have realized, ho...

College Professors And Conservative Watchlists

John W. Traphagan | Posted 11.30.2016 | Education
John W. Traphagan

Last week an organization called Turning Point USA published a website called Professor Watchlist that claims its mission is "to expose and document c...

When Did Colleges Become Country Clubs?

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.14.2016 | Education
Peter Mandel

This is a time of year when colleges lure alumni and parents back for homecoming and family weekends. In the midst of so much that looks new, it's har...

This Is the Most Important Thing a Teacher Can Do

Quora | Posted 10.18.2016 | Education
Quora

Do professors have a duty to their students beyond simply imparting information? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where co...

Five Tips For Forlorn College Freshmen

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 09.29.2016 | College
Rebecca Joseph

Late September-Early October is a rough time of year for many college freshmen. While they have figured out their course schedules, they haven't yet f...

Fail U.

Thought Matters | Posted 09.29.2016 | Education
Thought Matters

Nothing annoys academics more than pointing out how little time they actually spend teaching students.

The New Face of the Textbook Monopoly

Ethan Senack | Posted 10.26.2016 | College
Ethan Senack

Today, the Student PIRGs released a new report titled Access Denied that investigates the concerning growth of online access codes in college classroo...

Business 101: AIM2Flourish

Roberta Baskin | Posted 09.12.2016 | Impact
Roberta Baskin

Parachuting into my first Academy of Management conference in Anaheim, California last month was exhilarating; much like the first time I blasted off ...

Reducing Student Debt: An Expert's View

Jack Jennings | Posted 08.22.2016 | Education
Jack Jennings

What can be done to make college more affordable? How can students avoid having to take out so many loans?

Leaving The Basement Of The Ivory Tower: Non-Traditional Students Can Make The Grade

John A. Tures | Posted 08.19.2016 | Education
John A. Tures

In 2008, the academic world was rocked by an article in the elite magazine The Atlantic. Titled "In the Basement of the Ivory Tower," the author (who...

Meditation Is About Gaining Insight Into Your Own Contradiction

Venerable Pomnyun | Posted 08.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Venerable Pomnyun

Meditation is about gaining direct insight into the contradiction inside yourself and trying to resolve that contradiction within you. Once you gain that insight, if you decide something does not work for you, then you have to let it go. At that point you can use the term, empty your mind.

To The Professor Who Believed In Me

FlockU | Posted 05.17.2016 | College
FlockU

I had rarely come across a professor who not only commended my work, but also told me that it meant something, and was worth pursuing. I'd had professors tell me that I was a good writer, but he did more.

Pop Stars like Beyoncé Leading the Conversation About Feminism: A Discussion Between Two Concerned Scholars

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 05.13.2016 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

For the record, we both acknowledge Beyoncé's talent and appreciate why so many people, and women in particular, are applauding Lemonade, and perhaps seeing themselves in it. That's not our issue or focus. The impetus for this conversation was a post on Facebook discussing feminist scholar bell hooks' response to Beyoncé's visual album, Lemonade.

Thank Your Professor. Save the World.

Dan Butin | Posted 05.06.2016 | College
Dan Butin

It's commencement time, and close to two million college students around the country will be graduating in the coming days. I thus ask one favor: please go to your professor's office and thank them. This one small act will save our world.

When it Comes to Your Career...DREAM BIGGER! 3 Things to Think About

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.29.2016 | College
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Garrett Mintz

When it comes to deciding your career, don't be afraid to think big! Almost every college student has a similar amount of career experience, give or take an internship or two. That is to say, not that much.

Academic Drivel Report: Confessing My Sins and Exposing My Academic Hoax

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.19.2016 | Education
Peter Dreier

Six years ago I submitted a paper for a panel, "On the Absence of Absences" that was to be part of an academic conference later that year--in August 2010. Then, and now, I had no idea what the phrase "absence of absences" meant.

Religion vs Science: A Call to a Higher Standard

Margaret Placentra Johnston | Posted 12.02.2016 | Religion
Margaret Placentra Johnston

Fully accountable parents must encourage their children to boldly evaluate the inevitable influx of new information with which they will be presented, and prepare them to deal openly with any resulting cognitive dissonance.

How to Find International Research Opportunity

Svetlana Dotsenko | Posted 12.01.2016 | College
Svetlana Dotsenko

Co-written with Alicia Czarnecki. With the final exams right around the corner, you must want to just escape campus. Instead of browsing the imag...

Professor Kennedy Should Not Dismiss Racism at Harvard

Bianca Tylek | Posted 11.30.2016 | College
Bianca Tylek

Professor Kennedy began by slyly referring to the almost two-inch wide black tape used to deface black faculty portraits as mere "slivers," immediately looking to diminish their much more important implication.

How I Got There: Jan Svejnar

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 11.20.2016 | Education
Lan Anh Vu

Jan Svejnar is the 2015 winner of the IZA Prize in Labor Economics, widely regarded as the most prestigious science award in the field. Svejnar is Director of the center on global economic governance and Professor of global political economy at Columbia University.

Just Ask!

Svetlana Dotsenko | Posted 10.21.2016 | College
Svetlana Dotsenko

I must admit, this sunshine-and-serendipity advice sounds more fitting from my friend who is an aspiring astrologist, than from a presumably cold-hearted data-driven engineering professor at one of the U.S.'s most prestigious educational institutions.

Who's To Blame When a Student Fails a Test?

Serena Piper | Posted 10.21.2016 | College
Serena Piper

I teach at a preschool and I find every way I can to work with my kids to make sure they take something away from each activity. Why should college be any different?

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 08.26.2016 | 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 07.10.2016 | 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."