Employers are finding it harder and harder to find staffers who can write clearly and coherently, and colleges and universities are largely to blame, Professor Nan Miller says.
When students do receive a good college education, they have usually taught themselves, but too many undergraduates do not make the effort, according to a recently retired professor who describes himself as an “unrepentant liberal.”
New York, N. Y.—Last summer, about two dozen law school professors from nominally Catholic colleges and universities protested the then-pending nomination of U. S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, a Catholic convert, but they did not do so from a Catholic perspective.
In the great majority of courses at UNC-Chapel Hill, the average gradepoint is above 3.0 and in a few, it is 4.0, meaning that every student received an A. The question is whether that is a problem.
Faith & Family magazine may have come up with a great way of determining whether schools that nominally share the religion of Pope Benedict XVI are actually Catholic in Name Only (CINO).
School bonds have become the sacred cows of referendums: Why would anyone vote to deny a child the right to attend a shiny new school?
Defenders of the status quo in education like to portray themselves as on a higher plane than critics of same but a look at what they are defending usually leaves the uninitiated wondering why such an allegedly highbrow crowd goes in for enterprises that could, at best, be described as lowbrow.
In a recent column that I did on affirmative action, I committed a grievous error. In this one I elaborate upon that correction and try to raise some other questions about an ongoing controversy.
North Carolina may be a red state, but the major colleges and universities are still Carolina blue.
Did you ever wonder why we get those unique studies and courses coming out of legendary colleges and universities? We get them because our tax dollars are at work paying for them.
Some observers such as your servant have been dismissed for reading and relating the anonymous reviews found on Rate My Professors.com.
Putting the power of life and death in anyone’s hands is a dubious undertaking, to put it mildly. Giving such responsibility to a pair of academics is questionable, at best.
Marrying the professoriate to America’s fighting force is a marriage even a Las Vegas official wouldn’t bless yet such a union is taking place right now in Pennsylvania.
A campus conservative at UC Davis was so disgusted by slanted coverage of the Occupy movement that he reached out to Fox News and provided the channel a video showing police officers being surrounded by protesters after dismantling an illegal tent site.
Recently, from inside of academia, veterans of academe have made proposals for reforming higher education that may be among the most far-reaching of any to come from colleges and universities in many a decade.
Fresh from Occupying Wall Street, demonstrators are training their sights on the City University of New York which is planning on raising tuition.
“Should teenagers who are too young to drink be allowed to take out five-figure loans?”— Eric Hoover in The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 2, 2011.
“One might sooner see a herd of unicorns march down Wall Street that a world where student loans are interest-free.” Eric Hoover in The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 2, 2011.
As an amateur Civil War buff, having walked the hallowed battlegrounds of Gettysburg and Antietam, I greatly appreciate any best-selling book that discusses one of our nation’s greatest triumphs: the American Civil War.
In the latest issue of Accuracy in Academia’s monthly Campus Report newsletter, AIA offers 100 arguments against tenure.