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Debating Same-Sex Marriage

Mar 23, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood considers the academy's influence on public opinion regarding same-sex marriage and encourages more debate among scholars.

Video: Anne Neal on the Responsibilities of Universities

Mar 23, 2011 by |

Anne Neal explains why students should not be thought of as customers, and how colleges must be held accountable for providing solid, affordable education.

Encyclopedia of Sustainability, 5th Edition

Mar 22, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

A 5th edition of the NAS 'sustainapedia' of the key names, terms, books, colleges, and organizations in the campus sustainability movement.

Nomenclatura

Mar 21, 2011 by Will Fitzhugh |

Educational special interest agents can be effective only if they focus on the actual academic work of our students, argues Will Fitzhugh.

NPR Blues

Mar 16, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood elucidates the views of the NPR executive fired for his unguarded disparaging of conservatives as anti-intellectual.

Is Teaching a Team Sport?

Mar 14, 2011 by Jason Fertig |

Students learn better when their courses fit together and build on one another. Jason Fertig counsels professors in each major to see themselves as teams united by overarching education goals.

Ask a Scholar: Pragmatism in Education

Mar 11, 2011 by Lynda Stone |

How relevant is pragmatism to the education system today?

The Cultural Contradictions of Sustainability

Mar 11, 2011 by William H. Young |

The sustainability movement aims to prevent expansion and propagate utopianism. Yet its advocates promote the spread of their ideas and seek "real change" in the real world. Higher education should train students to perceive the…

Islamic Schools and American Civic Culture

Mar 07, 2011 by M. Zuhdi Jasser |

This article on the growing influence of Islam on American charter schools appeared in the "Islam in Scholarship and Education" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 24, no. 1).

Study Shows Many States Fail in U.S. History Standards

Mar 04, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Where do states set the bar for teaching American history in K-12? Is the curriculum accurate, chronological, and clear? The Fordham Institute reports.

The Distance Yet to Go

Mar 03, 2011 by Steve Balch |

A new book on ideology in academe leaves some questions unanswered. How do the perspectives of students in the humanities compare with those of a more general student body? Doesn't the high percentage of liberal freshmen tell…

More on For-Profit Colleges

Mar 03, 2011 by Carol Iannone |

Carol Iannone questions both the real and potential merits of for-profit education.

Politicizing the Classroom, Part 1

Mar 01, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood examines the AAUP’s new report on political controversy in the academy.

Islamo-Correctness at Hartford Seminary

Feb 28, 2011 by Andrew Bieszad |

Andrew Bieszad tells how Hartford Seminary's insistence on "tolerance" for Muslims led to threats and discrimination (intolerance) against him when he disagreed with Islamic teachings. This article appeared in the "Islam in…

Collegiate Press Roundup

Feb 25, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student news hawks analyze developments in the Middle East, misinformation about the global climate, the role of handguns in deterring crime and the nuisance of academic institutional assessment.

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