Stanford Erupts in Controversy after Student Petition Calls for Mandatory Western Civ Classes
After a low-income freshman wrote an op-ed in the Review in defense of studying Western Civilization, the student was booted from an online chat room consisting of student peer leaders within the Stanford First-Generation Low Income Partnership.
Ten Years Later, the Duke Lacrosse Case Still Reverberates
An unwillingness to engage in any critical self-reflection is the foremost legacy of how the academy responded to the lacrosse case, at Duke and beyond.
Game-Based Learning Has Practical Applications for Nontraditional Students
Game-based experiences like role-playing scenarios and puzzles can let students test competencies in a safe environment. The new report shows the potential for these learners to benefit from modular, game-based approaches that fit within their lives and their instructors’ workflows.
Post-Protest Mizzou: Adverse Consequences of the Capitulation
Nearly three months have passed since student protests upended the institution where I teach law, the University of Missouri (Mizzou). There have been several changes on the Columbia campus.
American Colleges are Forgetting to Teach Citizenship
We have come to ignore what has always been understood as a primary goal of education: the formation of reflective and responsible citizens. We are paying the price for that neglect today.
Equity and Access
Over time, there has been growing inequality in resources per FTE student. To add to the irony, students at the most selective institutions pay a much lower proportion of the cost of their education.
Safe Spaces Can’t Be Diverse – And Vice Versa
Diversity and emotional safety are values at odds with each other. They can coexist in tension, but the expansion of one can only come at the expense of the other.
What Higher Education Can Learn from Fitbit
We’re in the midst of yet another exciting chapter about how technology will impact our everyday activities. Consumer tech is leading the way by teaching us that both big and “little” data can transform fundamental patterns of behavior. Education may not be far behind.
Bill proposes fines for universities that infringe on students’ free speech rights
If a court determines that a university has violated any part of the bill, they are subject to fines of at least $500 plus $50 a day for each day that the violation remains. Planning to introduce the bill on Jan. 11, Manweller said he believes it will garner bipartisan support.
MOOCs in 2015: Breaking Down the Numbers
Have massive open online courses emerged from the Trough of Disillusionment to the Slopes of Enlightenment? Wherever MOOCs belong on the Gartner Hype Cycle, one thing is clear: there are more courses and students now than ever before.