Save the Bunnies!
How college administrators can curb attrition, save money—and, oh yes, help students.
The Humiliating Nightmare of Academic-Conference SeasonThis is why every academic you know is so depressed over the holidays.
Some of America’s Worst For-Profit Colleges Are Raking It InHere’s how much they’re billing taxpayers.
Is This the Worst Free-Market Higher-Ed Idea Ever?It doesn’t work in the construction business, and it won’t work in academia, either.
Professors Shouldn’t Teach to Younger Versions of ThemselvesToo many academics focus on ideal students rather than real ones.
“A Kind of Grad-Student Gaslighting”Karen Kelsky has made navigating the brutal academic job market her business.
That “Volunteer Professor” AdWhat a sweet program for Mormon retirees tells us about the state of the adjunct universe.
The Tenure Apocalypse“Jobs for life” are rare and mostly fictitious. Attacks on them obscure the real problems of higher ed.
Slate 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.
Will 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.
A Good Professor Is an Exhausted ProfessorA North Carolina education bill would be a disaster for research and pedagogy.
Value SubtractedGov. Cuomo’s plan to tie teacher evaluations to test scores won’t help our public schools.
Slate Voice: “The End of the College Essay”Students hate writing papers, and professors hate grading them. Should we stop assigning them? Listen to the debate on Slate Plus.
Should It Really Take a Football Team to Force Change on Campus?The University of Missouri only listened to protests against racism when players got involved. That’s a huge problem.
It’s Not About Yik YakThe app enables bullying and hate speech on campus. But the bigger problem is college students who don’t want to be in college.
The Single Most Important Question on Any College Campus TourThe Obamas haven’t yet had the chance to ask it.
The N-O ManThe University of Iowa’s new president has no experience, no ideas, and flubbed his own résumé.
The 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.
“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.
Both Sides NowHigher education needs more diversity of thought. Bringing anti-vaccine paranoia into the classroom isn’t the way to achieve it.
Slate 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.
The Hierarchy of Humanities SchadenfreudeScoffing at academic job-market losers comes from some unexpected places.
The Academy’s Dirty SecretAn astonishingly small number of elite universities produce an overwhelming number of America’s professors.