“Kill All by 10-8-15”

Teaching Leviathan in the aftermath of Roseburg.

Sept. 8 2015 11:40 AMThe N-O ManThe University of Iowa’s new president has no experience, no ideas, and flubbed his own résumé.
Aug. 27 2015 6:00 AMThe Frightening Power of the Home-Schooling LobbyThanks to a small but fierce group, home schooling is barely regulated in much of the U.S. That means child neglect—and even abuse—is falling through the cracks.
July 22 2015 11:34 AM“We Don’t Want Students 2 Waste Their $”A professor tried to warn incoming freshmen about the gutting of their education. It didn’t go well.
July 8 2015 10:45 AMBoth Sides NowHigher education needs more diversity of thought. Bringing anti-vaccine paranoia into the classroom isn’t the way to achieve it.
June 30 2015 5:26 PMSlate Voice: “Bitch, I’ll Tell You Why This Sentence Construction Is So Effective”Listen to Katy Waldman read about the perfect sentence construction—and what makes it it’s so powerful.
June 4 2015 5:14 PM“This Is Your Money”Why for-profit colleges are the real welfare queens.
May 22 2015 1:51 PMCollege Students Are Not CustomersThis idiotic political shorthand needs to die, once and for all.
May 15 2015 5:45 PMWhy Not Get Rid of Student Evaluations?The answer requires us to think about power.
April 1 2015 1:20 PMThe Hierarchy of Humanities SchadenfreudeScoffing at academic job-market losers comes from some unexpected places.
Feb. 23 2015 8:00 AMThe Academy’s Dirty SecretAn astonishingly small number of elite universities produce an overwhelming number of America’s professors.
Dec. 4 2014 11:13 AMThe Campus Alcohol Problem That Nobody Talks AboutWorried about binge drinkers? Start at the faculty club.
Oct. 30 2014 11:37 AMYour Professor Isn’t a Lazy LudditeWhen a college class goes low-tech, students should be delighted, not disappointed.
Oct. 15 2014 8:11 AMThe Simple Genius of the BlackboardWhy the board-centered classroom is still the best place to teach and learn.
Oct. 13 2014 3:55 PMThe Zero-Tolerance TrapHow a policy meant to protect a school can ruin students’ lives.
Sept. 23 2014 11:45 PMWhy Your Cousin With a Ph.D. Is a Basket Case Understanding the Byzantine hiring process that drives academics up the wall.
Sept. 4 2015 10:58 AM“I Wanted to Give Them Something to Hide Behind”Finally, a magazine just for adjunct professors.
Aug. 4 2015 11:44 AM“A Kind of Grad-Student Gaslighting”Karen Kelsky has made navigating the brutal academic job market her business.
July 15 2015 2:41 PMThat “Volunteer Professor” AdWhat a sweet program for Mormon retirees tells us about the state of the adjunct universe.
July 8 2015 5:48 AMThe 5+2 SolutionIs a faster doctorate a better doctorate?
June 17 2015 11:07 AMThe Tenure Apocalypse“Jobs for life” are rare and mostly fictitious. Attacks on them obscure the real problems of higher ed.
June 2 2015 11:11 AMSlate Voice: “To the Teacher Who Changed My Life”Listen to John Dickerson read about the 10th-grade English teacher who changed his life, and how he got to say “thank you” before his teacher died.
May 19 2015 6:14 PMWill the Real Alice K. Colbert Please Stand Up?The busy, busy lives of faculty and students in fake degree programs, as told through stock photos.
April 13 2015 12:29 PMA Good Professor Is an Exhausted ProfessorA North Carolina education bill would be a disaster for research and pedagogy.
March 25 2015 10:50 AMValue SubtractedGov. Cuomo’s plan to tie teacher evaluations to test scores won’t help our public schools.
Jan. 29 2015 4:55 PMTo the Teacher Who Changed My LifeThank you.
Nov. 19 2014 11:45 PMQuit Picking on Old ProfessorsBullying boomers into retirement won’t help the sad state of higher education in this country.
Oct. 22 2014 4:45 PMWelcome to 13th Grade!Several Oregon high schools are offering a fifth year of high school. Every district should consider it.
Oct. 14 2014 4:38 PMNeither a Wallflower Nor a Paris Geller BeThe use and abuse of class participation in the college classroom.
Sept. 30 2014 1:48 PMThrashedFlorida State’s new president is underqualified and mistrusted. But here’s how he can turn it around.
Sept. 18 2014 12:30 PM“Alt-Ac” to the Rescue?Humanities Ph.D.s are daring to enjoy their “regular” jobs, and the definition of academic success is changing. Sort of.