News

Sewanee rejects push to revoke honorary degree given to Charlie Rose. Students object not only to that decision but to letter from university leaders about forgiveness, sin and condemnation.
New software aims to help instructors understand students better, but raises privacy and practicality concerns.

Teaching and Learning

New app seeks to shake up student ratings of instruction by promoting open-ended feedback in the moment, throughout the semester, so that the feedback becomes more constructive than punitive.
Administrator says it is "reverse racism" to seek more diversity in the names of buildings.
The University of Michigan will allow "alternative resolutions" to resolve certain sexual violence cases, a step some survivor advocates have opposed.

New Books About Higher Education, Diversity

Author discusses new book about how World War I created a brief period of progress for female scientists in Britain -- and the implications of that history for women in science today.

Views

Mark Edmundson explores -- and applauds -- current students' quest for identity but says that achieving it is only half the game.

Career Advice

Hybrid positions offer the chance to engage in higher education roles beyond the tenure track while keeping a hand in the classroom and scholarly work, writes Rebbecca Kaplan.
The University of Florida’s recent move into the U.S. News and World Report top 10 standing has only propelled this Research I university forward and set their sights even higher. In order to continue its trajectory, UF is in the process of recruiting 500 of the finest investigators who are conducting and producing the highest caliber of research. That is made possible with the help of UF’s HiPerGator supercomputer.

Blogs

Just Visiting

February 20, 2018
Try something, see what happens.

Conversations on Diversity

February 20, 2018
Memo to socially conscious students: Dead white male authors and today's pop stars and rappers have much in common.

Technology and Learning

February 19, 2018
The need for campus campus conversations around centralizing, or not, of existing online programs.

Digital Tweed

February 19, 2018
The peak months of the annual academic hiring cycle provide an interesting opportunity to ask yourself:  how did you get here? 

GradHacker

February 18, 2018
A primer for helping graduate students create their own professional website.

The World View

February 17, 2018
The President of Ukraine’s National Academy of Sciences, Borys Paton, will turn 100 this year.  He is perhaps the oldest chief of a national academy in the world. 

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