Teaching and Learning

MLA data show foreign language study is on the decline, but it's unclear what comes first: institutional disinvestment in language programs or waning student interest. In any case, some campuses -- generally those making investments in programs -- are bucking the trend.
What happens to diversity-minded educators when their son is wait-listed by Yale, but his biracial best friend with lower grades and test scores gets in? A new play has people talking.
UNLV president signed a gift agreement that said a $14 million pledge was valid only if he was in the job. He's leaving, and the pledge has evaporated. Agreement raises questions on governance and fund-raising ethics.

Books and Publishing, Community Colleges

In a new book, Cheryl Hyman discusses her controversial seven-year stint as chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago, including her attempt to improve its low graduation rates.
Image of the State Departments new Level 1 through 4 travel advisories.
Image of the State Departments new Level 1 through 4 travel advisories.
Image of the State Departments new Level 1 through 4 travel advisories.
New State Department rating system provides more nuance to colleges in deciding where they will and won't let students travel. Russia may lose students, but Israel and Mexico may see gains.
C-Safe, one of the 2017-18 Texas Tech University Accelerator companies through the Innovation Hub at Research Park, is developing a weighted pad that detects when a child is left in a car seat after an adult leaves the vehicle.

Around the Web

New approaches to class discussions, in Without Ritual, Autonomous Negotiations Link

Quality in big data, in Scatterplot Link


Pareena Lawrence explores how colleges can balance diversity and inclusion with free speech.

Career Advice

Roger Martin warns of six misconceptions you can hold and mistakes you can make.
The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has announced the launch of the Center for Public Interest Communications, the first in the U.S. dedicated to developing, translating and applying the science of strategic communication to drive social change.


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Have we lost the whole point of education?

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Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, and an academic walk into a bar fight . . .


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Lessons about teaching undergrads, which were learned while taking a course for graduate students.

The Education of Oronte Churm

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Working with NYC street photographer Donato DiCamillo, San Antonio, Texas, January 2018.

Higher Ed Gamma

March 18, 2018
Strategies for advancing academic transformation

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