Trustees, Take Note: Time to Really Do Your Job
Trustees should take a more active role in reviewing and benchmarking the work of faculty and administrators and monitoring outcomes. Too many have seen their role narrowly defined as boosters, cheerleaders, and donors.
Who Will Restore Free Speech On American Campuses?
We live in a moment when mass hysterias override and drive away the reasonableness our civilization once took as a cornerstone of the good life, the life of ordered liberty. Campus disorders merely reflect the mental and moral disorders of the time.
When a University Regent Tries to Blow the Whistle: The Wallace Hall Case
We’ll soon learn if the Texas Supreme Court will allow UT to sweep the evidence of its hidden admissions favoritism based on influence under the rug.
It’s Your Money: New Assistance to Help College Donors Keep Schools Accountable
“Even major donations are sometimes re-purposed in ways that fail to respect the donor’s original intent.” Which is bad business – academically and culturally; the sort of thing that happens without there being much to do about it.
College Students Coddled After Trump Presidential Victory
This display of coddling at the college level—including at Yale, an ivy league institution—is a perfect example of how professors and university administrators go to great lengths to ensure that their students put off dealing with the real world as long as possible.
Hijacked by an External Funding Mentality
Reliance on federal grants, awards from private foundations, alumni donations, tuition, student fees, tax revenues and proceeds from athletics has made revenue generation a focus pervading the daily operations of higher education institutions.
Brexit Shows Ugly Side of British Universities
Censorious antics of ‘snowflake’ students have regularly made front-page news here in the UK. No longer. The momentous political fall-out from the June 23rd referendum, when a majority of citizens voted in favor of Britain leaving the European Union, has swept all other concerns aside.
Judith Butler’s Difficulty
One has to wonder how in the world such clogged, incompetent prose passed through the production process. And how, too, did all of Butler’s fans manage to overlook it?
“School Grades Enter the ‘Everyone-Gets-a-Trophy’ World”
if we are continually propping up those who fail, are we putting not only them, but all students at risk of a poorer quality education by training them that excellence is not necessary?
Robert Reich and Berkeley Colleagues Make Big $$ in Inequality
Public employee compensation data allows us to measure income inequality on campus. The Gini coefficient for the 35,000 UC Berkeley employees in the data set is 0.6600 – higher than that of Haiti.