“Buried in all the hype about MOOCs is a somewhat surprising admission by some of the world’s leading universities—that their teaching methods may not be very good.”—Jeffrey Young, The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 15, 2013.
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“Why does environmentalism tend to be so pious and self-serious?”—From Princeton catalogue description of course entitled “The Environment Can Be Funny”
“The Undead are everywhere: on movie and television screens, in books, even in the academy.” –Princeton catalogue
Accuracy in Academia remembers the victims of communism who did not survive it in the November issue of AIA’s monthly Campus Report newsletter.
Author’s Night: The War On Football
See how academia is reacting to the latest threat to it in the most recent issue of Accuracy in Academia’s monthly Campus Report newsletter.
“We put way too much emphasis on how many years of school students have rather than what they’re learning.”
— Isabel V. Sawhill, Brookings Institution economist in remarks there on September 12, 2013.
At the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, there are “380 unique departments and almost 200 supervisors who managed a single employee.”— Tulane University economist Douglas Harris.
“Although the outcome was a happy one, there is much to dislike about the process by which it was achieved.”—Stanford Law professor Deborah L. Rhode on the U. S. Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision.
I cannot, however, teach them grammar and proofreading in the course of a semester when their high-school educations have been shoddy—Aaron Barlow, New York City College of Technology, English, Faculty Member