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Why Are College Faculty Quiet About Campus Sexual Assault?

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 12.24.2014 | College
Ken Schneck, PhD

The more important question is: Does each individual campus need to enter the limelight of shame before faculty will use their voices? I say we step up and do what we should do: teach.

The $7 Million University President

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 12.15.2014 | Education
Lawrence Wittner

RPI actually presents us with a glimpse of the future of higher education -- a future that we might not like very much.

What Communities Are More Likely to Embrace Corporal Punishment? Let's Look at the Data

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 11.24.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

On September 21, 2014, we sent a public records request to the Louisiana Department of Education, requesting the number of school corporal punishment incidents for the 2011-2014 school years. On October 29, 2014, we received the data. It was revealing.

Training Tomorrow's Leaders in Higher Education

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 11.25.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

By the time the offer is made, the Screening Committee has assured itself that they have managed to attract a uniquely qualified candidate who represents the very best of the search firm's virtual rolodex.

Striking Professors At General Theological Seminary Respond Positively To School's Offer

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.22.2014 | Religion

The eight General Theological Seminary professors who have been on strike over working conditions at the New York City school have tentatively agreed ...

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,...

The Madness of Rev. Kurt Dunkle and the Trustees of General Theological Seminary

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 11.30.2014 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

A few days ago, eight faculty members at the General Theological Seminary in New York went on strike until their one demand was met. What was that demand? A meeting. As of this morning, they have all been fired.

4 Back-to-School Myths About College Textbooks

Ethan Senack | Posted 10.28.2014 | College
Ethan Senack

As students and families begin the school year, let's take a second to dispel some myths about college textbooks. Before we debunk some myths around ...

Faculty Against Rape (FAR) Stands With Survivors, Against Retaliation

Nina Flores | Posted 10.26.2014 | College
Nina Flores

Attention: College students, parents, faculty, staff, and administrators. Did you know that sexual assaults are more likely to occur during the beginning of the fall term than any other time of the year?

Welcome Back! Why College Students Are Better Than You Think

Sophia A. McClennen | Posted 10.26.2014 | College
Sophia A. McClennen

It is time to admit that this generation has inherited a lot of real challenges and that, by and large, they have met those challenges with resilience and social commitment.

The Overachiever's Guide to Junior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 10.26.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

Identify a second faculty mentor for research. Meet at least once a semester with both of your faculty mentors to explore research opportunities, including paid summer experiences. Also, if you plan on applying to graduate school, request letters of recommendation.

The Overachiever's Guide to Senior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 10.19.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

For nearly two decades, I've been committed to preparing the most inspiring and motivated college students for graduate/professional school and lifelong achievement. I have learned that my very best students were focused, driven, and disciplined enough to follow these key steps-to-success during their senior year.

Why Are Campus Administrators Making So Much Money?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 09.20.2014 | College
Lawrence Wittner

Americans committed to better living for bosses can take heart at the fact that college and university administrators -- unlike their faculty (increasingly reduced to rootless adjuncts) and students (saddled with ever more debt) -- are thriving.

Educating College Trustees

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 09.20.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

It is almost impossible for those who live outside the academy to understand and appreciate how American colleges and universities govern themselves. ...

How Professors Help Community College Students Transfer

Isa Adney | Posted 09.14.2014 | College
Isa Adney

Around 75 percent of community college students who enroll in a community college report that their primary goal is to transfer and ultimately earn a bachelor's degree. Unfortunately, according to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement fewer than half of those students currently reach that goal.

Inequality Deepens on University Campuses

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.25.2014 | College
Lawrence Wittner

As the incomes of the 25 best-paid public university presidents soared, the livelihoods of their faculty deteriorated. Students comprise another university constituency that is faring poorly.

Back to the Future: Why Is the Diversity of University Leadership Stuck in the '80s?

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 06.24.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

In the 1980s, we communicated via landlines and snail mail, we enjoyed our music on Walkmans and boomboxes, and we read books using... well, books. Much has changed in the past 30 years. Yet if you put a university president from 1986 next to a university president of today, you could hardly tell them apart.

Creating a Climate for College Leadership

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.21.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

One of the great misconceptions about American higher education is that campus culture is inherently liberal.

Making the 'Right' College Choice

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2014 | College
Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

I'd encourage you to consider three factors especially predictive of a terrific college career. Maybe these ideas will help you find the right college fit.

How to Return to Teaching After Spring Break

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 05.19.2014 | Education
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

Without fail at the end of every academic break, the panic begins, like a crocheted scarf wrapping slowly around my throat. The mild anxiety creeps ...

Some Principles to Guide the Changing Face of College Athletics

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 04.26.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

As higher education institutions desperately seek new revenue, the promise of big-time athletics can outstrip the reality of how an institution can be overwhelmed by athletic success.

Inequality on Campus

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 04.25.2014 | College
Lawrence Wittner

Some of the nation's poorest people work at higher educational institutions, and many of them are members of the faculty. Oh, yes, there are still faculty members who receive comfortable middle class salaries. But most faculty do not.

Does She Work Hard for the Money?

Kate Blanchard | Posted 04.21.2014 | College
Kate Blanchard

An adjunct instructor at my institution who teaches five courses, earns an annual total of $17,700 ($3,540 per course). If she teaches 15 hours per we...

Why Nicholas Kristof's Latest Column Stings So Much and Why He's Right

Rev. Adam J. Copeland | Posted 04.20.2014 | College
Rev. Adam J. Copeland

Professors do need to engage more fully in public debates. We must do so in a way more hospitable to those without post-graduate degrees.

Facing the Facts in Higher Education

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 03.29.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

One of the recurring themes making the higher education circuit these days is that "Paris is burning . . . and higher education's leadership - including trustees, faculty, and most presidents - is pretending that nothing is happening."