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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 >

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 >

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 >

Diversity or Bust

Mar 03, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

There's a piece in today's Chronicle of Higher Education which glows with admiration for the tenacious, aggressive and ultimately successful efforts of Rochester Institute of Technology to "diversify" its faculty. What… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

CSU-Chico Announcement: Baby Steps to Sustainability

Mar 03, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS takes an interest in the internal messages communicated on campus. One message we've noticed is a push to get students and employees to make small changes in their daily habits: to give up basic things like cafeteria trays,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

My Retrospective on the PBS College Debate

Mar 03, 2010 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call is my retrospective on the debate I participated in last week. The question was the supposed need for the US to graduate more students from college in order to remain economically strong.… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

The Data-Driven Classroom

Mar 03, 2010 by David Clemens |

I am still jazzed by the techno-pitchman’s hype last week about clickers, assessment, and SLOs, and I know clickers are the future of edubiz!  Clickers generate tsunamis of admin's holy grail—data!Continue Reading | 4 Comments >

Phoney Hate Crime at UC San Diego

Mar 02, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Here we go again with what's become a familiar and increasingly frequent scenario on American College campuses: another hate crime false alarm, this time at the University of California, San Diego. According to reports in the… Continue Reading | 4 Comments >

New AAC&U Study on Employer Views

Mar 01, 2010 by George Leef |

Last Friday, the Pope Center released this article wherein I took a critical look at the latest study from the AAC&U, a survey of employer views regarding college graduates and their workforce needs. What I took issue with… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

IHE Mentions the PBS Debate on College and the Economy

Mar 01, 2010 by George Leef |

I rather expected a full article, but Inside Higher Ed today just has a "quick take" piece on the debate (topic: does the US economy need more college graduates?) I participated in last Friday evening. (Scroll down past… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Rhode Island High School Fires All of Its Teachers

Feb 26, 2010 by Alex B. Berezow |

In a bold move, Superintendent Frances Gallo fired every single teacher from Central Falls High School, one of the worst-performing schools in the state.  Gallo had offered the teachers a plan to improve school performance,… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

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