Community College

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Grade Inflation in Minnesota – Just Like Everywhere Else

Jul 10, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

Historian Chuck Chalberg analyzes the factors behind the surfeit of A's students get these days.

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Education Is Not a Discipline

Jun 15, 2012 by Bill Roden |

Bill Roden observes that training in education is about method, not substance, and doesn't fit with other academic disciplines.

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Capitalism and Western Civilization: Community Colleges

May 03, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the role of Community Colleges in American higher education.

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Community College Presidents and Compensation

Apr 12, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

What do they make?  

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Remediating America: On the Consultations of FSG

Apr 03, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood observes that the call for extraordinary efforts to improve community college degree-completion rates might benefit consultants more than students.

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Education vs. Training at Community Colleges

Mar 29, 2012 by Jason Fertig |

Jeff Anderson, dean of humanities, fine arts, and social sciences at Illinois Valley Community College, argues for the many benefits of great books courses, even for community college students.

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The Vocabulary of Virtue

Feb 21, 2012 by David Clemens |

You can’t end racism by practicing racism, even when you pretend it is virtuous.

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California Dreamin’

Feb 14, 2012 by David Clemens |

David Clemens laments the latest announcement from California's commnuity college system.

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Students as Customers: If They Can’t Write, They’re Still Right

Feb 06, 2012 by John C. Chalberg |

John C. Chalberg examines the consumer mentality that's largely taken over the community college where he teaches.

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Check Out This Alternative to College

Nov 01, 2011 by Charlotte Allen |

As larger numbers of unprepared students head for college and leave without completing a degree, Charlotte Allen describes an educational response that may provide a viable alternative.

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College Debt and Colleges’ Extravagance

Aug 30, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

Why is there such ballooning debt among so many new college graduates? 

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Subway Ride

Aug 24, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood comments on colleges’ hard sell to underprepared students.

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Video: Higher Education an Anti-Thrift Institution?

Jul 06, 2011 by |

Peter Wood raises the issue of universities' bad stewardship at a recent event in New York.

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New York Association of Scholars Statement to the CUNY Board

Jun 09, 2011 by |

NAS’s New York affiliate believes a CUNY resolution intended to help community college students transfer to four-year schools has the unintended consequence of severely undermining academic standards.

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They’re Mad as Hell: Grad Students Face Job Market

Feb 15, 2011 by Jonathan Bean |

As the academic job market worsens (was it ever good?), graduate students are angry, according to an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Don't expect a protest march in the streets burning Ph.D. gowns, but the blinkered… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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