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WATCH: Pranked Professor Responds To Student's Stunning April Fool's Day Joke

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.09.2014 | College

Thinking of an epic April Fool's Day prank is no easy feat. Sure, the "I'm pregnant" gag has been around for a while, but one college student's execut...

Access Denied: Can Academics Bridge the Gap Between the Academy and the Mainstream Reading Public?

Jim Downs | Posted 03.03.2014 | Education
Jim Downs

In a recent NYT piece, Nicholas Kristof argued that the main determinant blocking academics from being read by mainstream readers results from the arcane ways in which they write. That is not the problem. The problem lies not with academics' prose, but rather with access to mainstream publications.

Dear Mr. Kristof, Get to Know the Facts (and We've Been Here All This Time, Too)

Matthew W. Hughey | Posted 02.18.2014 | Education
Matthew W. Hughey

Rather than debate over whether Kristof wants to engage in a blame-game against professors or if he simply misses the material conditions of social change to which all of us -- professors included -- are subject, I'd like to take on some of his premises that did strike me as blatantly wrong-headed.

Choose the Presidency and the President for the Right Reason

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 03.17.2014 | College
Dr. Roger H. Hull

During my years on the job, I was surprised by the number of colleagues who, having risen through the academic ranks, seemed to have little understanding of the position they held. I soon came to understand why.

No Respect

Paul Stoller | Posted 02.16.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

The late Rodney Dangerfield was one of our greatest standup comics. His classic line, of course, was: "That's the story of my life, don't get no respe...

5 Tips to Help You Become a Better College Professor

Galanty Miller | Posted 02.03.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Our young people are in college to become smarter, wiser, to become tomorrow's leaders. So study, save, and remember this list of tips. Or just give it to your teaching assistant, who is probably doing all the work, anyway.

How To Get To Know Your Professors (Even In Large Lectures)

| Posted 09.25.2013 | Teen

By Gabriella Cirelli There are countless academic differences between high school and college, like the rigor of your courses and a different sched...

Higher Education's Train to Nowhere

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
Paul Stoller

The university-as-corporation threatens to undermine the foundation of a world-class system of education and diminish the quality of our future social life.

Graduation Day

Brian K. Pinaire, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2013 | Comedy
Brian K. Pinaire, Ph.D.

The president reviews the superlatives of the graduating class. One student patented a way to make shoes out of used tea bags; another was involved in brokering a Kardashian Twitter truce; and, yet another was at work on the unabridged history of the Falkland Islands. It is all so inspiring.

April Is the Cruelest Month

Paul Stoller | Posted 06.15.2013 | College
Paul Stoller

April is the cruelest month. The headwinds we face are very stiff. As we move forward to a new academic year, we'll need to be persistent and resilient to slow the erosion of intellectual life on campus.

Learning Fiscal Policy -- and Lifelong Lessons

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 05.28.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

We are all students and learners and teachers. I write this in tribute to my greatest teacher from a student's perspective. Maybe you will stop to think of a favorite teacher, mentor or role model, and perhaps even reach out and say hello to them.

The Evolution of Faculty Governance

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 05.27.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

American higher education is at a seminal moment in its history. The good news is that intersection of forces producing sweeping change represents a moment of unparalleled opportunity for faculty.

Extraordinary Professors: The Virtuosos and the Conductors

Edward Lando | Posted 04.07.2013 | College
Edward Lando

At the beginning of some semesters, I take my seat for the first class and the professor comes in, and starts speaking. And suddenly I know that it's become an honor to have a seat in this room.

Collegiate Life, As Full Colleagues

Bijan A. Stephen | Posted 03.31.2013 | College
Bijan A. Stephen

To grow a professor: take an inquiring spirit, add equal parts determination and creativity, sprinkle liberally with panache. Grease pan with publications, then shove into grad school for a few years.

Don't Just Follow the Leader

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 03.31.2013 | College
The Miami Hurricane

It is understandable that outside of the classroom, professors are human beings who have their own beliefs just as students do. But advocating their personal thoughts to students is not always necessary.

University Etiquette 101: How to Deal With Your Professors

David Mednicoff | Posted 03.26.2013 | College
David Mednicoff

Hopefully not last on your list of your on-campus priorities, the courses you are taking require work, time-management, and careful dealing with an unusual form of life known as universitatis professor, or, in simple English, the college professor.

Impress Your Professor: 5 Questions to Ask (and Avoid)

Sue Wasiolek | Posted 03.11.2013 | College
Sue Wasiolek

The challenge facing students today is how to go from being one amongst the blur of hundreds to a recognizable face, especially should you plan to ask for a recommendation or career help.

Professors Apparently Have Least Stressful Job In America

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.07.2013 | College

College professors have the least stressful job in America, beating out seamstresses, according to a new ranking from, and it's causing...

In Defense of Teaching Assistants

Catherine Seraphin | Posted 01.13.2013 | College
Catherine Seraphin

Pardon me for being so bold, but... What's so bad about TAs? In my eyes, comparing a professor and a TA isn't necessarily about one being better than the other. Rather, I think they offer two very different teaching styles.

What Is It Like To Be a Professor at Stanford?

Quora | Posted 12.30.2012 | Education

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Chuck Eesley, Morgenthaler Faculty Fellow, Assistant Professor in Management Science and Engineering,...

Back In College, For A Day

Next Avenue | Posted 10.27.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Richard Eisenberg The nation's most entertaining professors explain everything you need to know about their favori...

The Instructor's Side of the Reading Covenant

Matthew McCluskey | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Matthew McCluskey

When we make sound pedagogical choices on reading, we can dramatically enhance students' abilities to work with all kinds of challenging texts. When we struggle, classrooms can become frustrating, unchallenging, or disorienting places.

The Top Ten Ways of Driving Your Professors Crazy

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

The reason you want to know this is that a bad impression can affect how a professor perceives you and that impression might get passed along to other professors.

Professors Are Better Than That!

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.08.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Wow. No wonder higher education is in trouble! Do people really think that the president's lame rhetorical performance is emblematic of the teaching style of our nation's higher ed faculty?

How To Find A Mentor In College

tv | Posted 10.05.2012 | Teen

By Sierra Tishgart By now, you know where on campus to get late night pizza, the shortest route to your friend's dorm room, and the best study room...