Seattle, WA— At the Modern Language Association (MLA) annual meeting last week, English professor Joseph Ramsey pretty much said that when college activists in the faculty and the student body are finished hibernating, they will go back to doing the one thing that we know collegiates for decades have been trained to do—protest.
Monthly Archives For January 2012
On Monday, the Platte Institute released a study discussing teacher selection and evaluation policies in Nebraska, and the basic conclusion was this: Teacher quality matters.
Seattle, WA— At academic conferences, you can get a pretty good idea of trends in higher education not only from the presentations of tenured professors but also from the offerings of Ph.D. candidates.
Though we consider ourselves to have made progress about gender and sexuality, there are still only two public categories to which one can belong.—Jeffrey J. Williams, professor of English and literary and cultural studies at Carnegie Mellon University.
“I did not understand—and failed to do the necessary research on—how the nonacademic work force operated, what its expectations were, and most important, how I could persuade nonacademic employers to hire me, a historian of…
Seattle, WA— One of the remarkable things about college today is the degree to which professors and students engage in activity, that for the cost of admission, they could pursue off campus for next to nothing.
Find out how many veterans of the Obama Administration are coming to a classroom near you in the latest issue of Accuracy in Academia’s monthly Campus Report newsletter.
As is our custom here at Accuracy in Academia, we are kicking off the new year by bonding with thousands of English professors from around the country and around the world at the Modern Language Association (MLA) annual convention.
Whether he wins the Iowa Caucuses or not, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has apparently hit a raw nerve in higher education.
For example, the success of the John Tracy Clinic shows us one possible way to deal with failing public schools: Avoid them.