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The 10 Colleges With The Worst Professors

Posted 12.31.2012 | College

Ever have a professor that wasn't up to snuff? Too boring or too specialized, or merely too hard to find? Haven't we all. The Princeton Review rec...

Teaching a New Course

Daniel Little | Posted 11.18.2012 | College
Daniel Little

Here is an experience almost all faculty have periodically: taking on a class assignment for a topic they haven't taught before, and that possibly falls outside their area of expertise.

Breastfeeding Professor's Non-Incident Makes Headlines

Sheila Hageman | Posted 11.14.2012 | Parents
Sheila Hageman

I agree whole-heartedly with Pine and have been faced with similar situations where I wondered what I would do if I had no babysitter available when I needed to teach a class.

Website Has Professors Do Your 'Lame-Ass' Project For You

Posted 09.13.2012 | College

Have you ever gotten an assignment and said to yourself, "I do NOT want to do this!" Unemployedprofessors.com, a website for the ethically challeng...

Liberal Arts Is About More Than Money

Barry Glassner | Posted 11.13.2012 | College
Barry Glassner

Strong mentoring, abundant intern and community service opportunities, and working directly with professors rather than graduate assistants -- these things matter. So, what is the ultimate liberal arts payoff?

The Traditional Campus Book Store Is Dead

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 08.14.2012 | College

The days when students hunted down all their expensive textbooks in a traditional campus bookstore have ended. Following the trend of students ren...

In Defense of Face Time

Karen Sternheimer | Posted 10.09.2012 | College
Karen Sternheimer

Each semester on my syllabus I let students know that some questions or concerns can't be resolved via email. And yet I have noticed that my office visiting hours, and those of my colleagues, go mostly unfilled except for right before or after a major assignment.

10 Classroom Tips for Your First College Semester

Perry Binder | Posted 09.30.2012 | College
Perry Binder

To me, a college class is just like a Hollywood screenplay, with peaks, valleys, and escalating conflicts along the way.Try to keep in mind though, that professors are actually rooting for you to succeed. When you fail, they fail.

When Bosses Say "Flexibility," It Means Job Destruction

Francis Shor | Posted 07.25.2012 | Detroit
Francis Shor

While public universities are non-profit institutions, they are increasingly exhibiting corporate behavior, from highly paid presidents to superfluous administrators, to replacing tenured faculty with poorly paid part-time teachers.

Ack! 23-Hour Physics Exam With Allegedly Drunk Professor Leaves Pupils Exhausted

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 07.06.2012 | College

Around 15 Russian students may have now seen the chaos theory at work after sticking out (and failing!) a 23-hour nuclear physics exam proctored by th...

A Class of Their Own: Our Favorite Teachers on TV (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 06.10.2013 | Entertainment

In TNT’s latest crime drama, Perception, star Eric McCormack plays Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuroscientist who moonlights as an FBI aid. He also tea...

10 Professors Behaving Badly

Posted 06.11.2012 | College

It's always best to pay attention to professors, but it's sometimes what they say and do outside of the classroom that attracts the most attention. ...

What Are the Downsides of Being a Professor?

Quora | Posted 07.21.2012 | College
Quora

There are the drawbacks to being a professor. I love my job, but it is becoming increasingly difficult for me to do it well -- or even to do it at all.

Three Groups of People You Must Know to Succeed in College and Beyond

Isa Adney | Posted 06.28.2012 | College
Isa Adney

The truth is: people are the answer to success in any area -- especially college. In order to succeed you must know how to cultivate your community.

America's Best College Professors (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.09.2012 | College

Ever have one of those really awesome professors? The kind that make you interested in a major when you only wanted to take their class to knock out a...

What Do Professors Do, Anyway?

Susan Herbst | Posted 06.04.2012 | College
Susan Herbst

"Do college professors work hard enough?" There are some across-the-board myths about academic life in general, and professors sometimes seem to be a target.

Faculty Do Something AWESOME To Help Their School

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.29.2012 | College

Faculty at New England College in Henniker, N.H. are volunteering to give money out of their own pockets to help fill a budget gap at the school. D...

Professors Avoid Strike

Peak Johnson | Posted 05.14.2012 | College
Peak Johnson

Professors and union members at the Community College of Philadelphia have decided not to strike, but will organize a public campaign to convince the administration to drop their "take it or leave it" stance and continue normal negotiations.

The Undergraduate Whisperer: No "Right Answers"? Wrong!

Rebecca Schuman | Posted 05.12.2012 | College
Rebecca Schuman

Did you hear about that philosophy final where the professor came in and wrote "Why?" on the chalkboard? And a student got an A+ by answering "Why not?" I guaran-effing-tee you this has never happened in the history of college.

Does College Make You Liberal -- or Do Liberals Make Colleges?

Chris Mooney | Posted 05.01.2012 | Science
Chris Mooney

Rick Santorum is absolutely right that higher education is a liberal and secular force in our society at present. But he's also highly simplistic in his view that it creates liberals or atheists -- or that it intentionally discriminates against conservatives or the devout.

Dirty Professor Secrets

Rebecca Schuman | Posted 04.28.2012 | College
Rebecca Schuman

Yes, it's true that we do keep things somewhat impersonal in class, and sometimes we are many decades older than students, but that does not make us any less real.

Not in Someone Else's Words

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 12.22.2011 | Books
Isabel Kaplan

I have thought about and read Goldsmith and his work, although perhaps the reading was unnecessary. Goldsmith doesn't want people to actually read his books.

Professors Who Swear

The Cac | Posted 11.07.2011 | College
The Cac

Swearing, cussing, using expletives -- whatever you call it, I can honestly say I've never met a swearing professor that I didn't like.

How Schools Are Saving The Planet

Avital Andrews | Posted 10.17.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Good professors know that discussing nature in the confines of a classroom is not likely to stir the soul, no matter how enlightening the lesson. What awakens, they realize, is experience. Getting hands dirty. Immersion.

Educating the Educators

Vivian Glyck | Posted 10.03.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Several of my recent blogs talked about the importance of education in developing countries, specifically in Uganda. I talked about the great impact t...