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Reply to Bruff

Mar 09, 2010 by David Clemens |

Dr. Derek Bruff takes issue with my satire on the use of clickers (“The Data-Driven Classroom,” March 3, 2010).  His comments, professional and sincere, are also provocative at a time when many colleges are in… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Fewer Administrators Than Faculty Members Saw Pay Cuts Last Year

Mar 09, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

So reports Robert Shibley at FIRE. He writes:

[T]his serves as evidence that the emphasis of the modern university seems more and more to be on regulating students (not just their behavior, but their expression)… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Support an NAS Intern, Revive Our Colleges

Mar 09, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Check out our new Facebook Causes page to raise funds for an NAS intern! http://apps.facebook.com/causes/457667/13839634 Please consider joining the cause and donating… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Harvard Feminists Come Out

Mar 09, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

It's Women's History Month, and performances of Vagina Monologues seem to be ubiquitous, as we endeavor to advance the cause of women in the higher learning. Based on the content I've seen in the programs underway at… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

California High School Compelled Students to Protest

Mar 09, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

At Oceana High, all students were to join in the March 4 activism, to the loss of an entire day of education.

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Help Wanted at Your Local Tea Party

Mar 08, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

I have attended two "Tea Party" meetings of the Kingston/Rhinebeck Tea Party.  About forty people attended the  first meeting and about 75 attended the second.   Given that the meetings were both held on cold… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Obama’s ‘Race to the Half-Mark’ Education Reforms?

Mar 08, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Journalist Michael Gerson gives the president an A+ for his efforts to reform education. But wait. What's the word about how these efforts are shaping up in New York State? Recently it was announced that the state… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

To Infinity and Beyond! Kevin Carey’s Race to Over-the-Top

Mar 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Kevin Carey offers some overreaching reform ideas that line up with President Obama's goal to make the United States the most higher-educated nation in the world by 2020.

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Reply to Dave Taylor Re: March Forth

Mar 08, 2010 by Peter Wood |

A response to a comment on the NAS article "March Forth."

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NAS.org Articles for 3/1/10 Week

Mar 05, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Check out this week's articles at NAS.org: Member Alert We want to make sure you are receiving your issues of Academic Questions on time. Let us know if you've had any problems with your subscription. Debating… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Congratulations to Composer and NAS Leader Daniel Asia

Mar 04, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Today the Academy of Arts and Letters announced its 2010 music award winners. NAS is pleased to report that Daniel Asia, gifted composer and our Arizona affiliate president, has received the Academy Award in Music, which " honors… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

March Forth

Mar 04, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

Today thousands of students at universities around the country and especially on California campuses are rallying to protest tuition hikes in public higher education. College costs have indeed become exorbitant, but is this the… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Unimaginable Calamity

Mar 04, 2010 by Peter Wood |

How does global warming doctrine's foothold in higher education fit with the integrity of science?

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Sustainability Links

Mar 04, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Articles of note on campus sustainability - of special note is UF's "40 days of change" leading up to Earth Day. Is Earth Day the new Easter?

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Articles of Interest This Week

Mar 04, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A roundup of must-reads in higher education news.

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