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.
Feb 25, 2011 by George Leef |
That's the subject of today's Pope Center piece by Jenna Robinson. Most are rather weak when it comes to requiring a broad education.
Jan 31, 2011 by George Leef |
In today’s Pope Center piece, Troy Camplin discusses that strange campus phenomenon known as “Interdisciplinary Studies.” He argues that this could and indeed should be a serious field of study, pointing to a…
Jan 24, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |
If the general education requirements at your school slight the traditional aspects of western culture, why not use your own courses to compensate?
Dec 23, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |
New history course at Oberlin College.
Dec 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |
“If the early 21st century could be said to have a secular religion, it would be the mantra of sustainability,” writes Warren Meyer on Forbes.com. In this religion, American colleges and universities are fanatics.
Nov 10, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |
Colleges and universities are now assessing faculty members' work in and commitment to sustainability.
Oct 29, 2010 by David Clemens |
Clare Cavanagh was in town last week for our colloquium on “Imaginative Freedom and Political Freedom.” A celebrated translator, Clare is also the author of Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics (2010) in which she…
Oct 18, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |
In light of SUNY-Albany's cuts to its foreign language programs, the New York Times asked eight higher ed experts, "Do colleges need French departments?" Heres a takeaway sentence from each one. (See also this SUNY-Albany…
Oct 08, 2010 by Candace de Russy |
Texan professors who thrive on taxpayer funding are irate about a state law that requires them to make course content clear to students before the latter are, as Accuracy in Academia labels…
Sep 13, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |
This just in from the MSN homepage, where there's a piece advising parents of prospective college students to check out what their hefty tuition buys them these days. The "weird" offerings include courses on dancing in laundromats…
Sep 10, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |
An NYU gender studies grad wishes she'd taken politics, history, and literature courses, and learned "more about the world in general, rather than one tiny little sliver of the world." She now realizes, "There
Sep 07, 2010 by George Leef |
No, this isn't from The Onion -- a college course on zombie literature.
Aug 25, 2010 by George Leef |
In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, I review Higher Education? by Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus. The book has been getting a great deal of attention -- and deserves it. To put the authors' case in a nutshell,…
Jul 14, 2010 by George Leef |
That's the subject of my Clarion Call today. I like some aspects of the book. Best of all is Wildavsky's argument that we should abandon educational mercantilism -- the notion that nations have to compete to be tops…