Inside Higher Ed
Inside Higher Ed

It’s Time for Colleges to Reconsider the SAT

At least when it comes to predicting high school students’ college grades.

Jan. 22 2016 11:08 AMDrown the BunniesA university president suggests putting struggling students out of their misery.
Jan. 8 2016 8:14 AMThe Secret Lives of Ph.D. Committees A new book shows the stark realities of how graduate admissions get made.
Dec. 18 2015 7:32 AMA First-Year Writing Instructor Can Only Do So MuchI do my best to help them succeed, but I can’t prepare for everything that’s coming.
Dec. 10 2015 3:21 PMAppeasing the Ones Who Feed YouAmid diversity protests, campuses struggle with how to talk to displeased alumni.
Nov. 25 2015 2:00 PMWhy Honor Thomas Jefferson?Students are now criticizing their campuses for elevating a man they call a rapist and a racist. 
Nov. 12 2015 12:50 PMCould Kansas Become the Next Mizzou?What administrators are doing differently at the University of Kansas to avoid the conflict erupting elsewhere.
Oct. 28 2015 2:53 PMA Math Textbook Should Not Cost $180But when a professor went a cheaper way, his university reprimanded him.
Oct. 15 2015 3:25 PMDid UC–Berkeley Turn a Blind Eye to Harassment?The university kept astronomer Geoff Marcy on staff despite knowing he sexually harassed students. Colleagues finally forced him out.
Oct. 1 2015 4:43 PMCollege: Worth the Cost?Only half of college grads say their educations were definitely worth what they paid for them.
Sept. 17 2015 4:19 PMChild Care Shouldn’t Be an AfterthoughtIt’s shameful that we’re still discussing child care at academic conferences.
Sept. 10 2015 1:42 PMWhere No Band Has Gone BeforeThe starship Enterprise meets the halftime drill, with unexpected results.
Aug. 31 2015 9:07 AMHer Résumé Is Good, But How’s Her Personality?Colleges are trying to use personality tests to pick their presidents.
Aug. 13 2015 10:45 AMPlaying the GameColleges want to sweeten athletic scholarships. So they inflate the cost of attendance to give more money to athletes but not others.
July 30 2015 4:14 PMHow Unemployment Rates Shift Choices of MajorsWhen the economy is weak, college students flee liberal arts.
July 16 2015 1:24 PMFalse SecurityPlagiarism detection software is costly, ineffective, and error-prone. Why are more and more teachers turning to it?
Jan. 14 2016 10:26 AMIt’s Time to Kill the Student EvaluationMore and more evidence shows bias against female instructors.
Jan. 5 2016 2:53 PMBetter-Looking Female Students Get Better GradesBut for male students, looks don’t matter.
Dec. 17 2015 3:54 PMWhite and Asian Professors Need Not ApplyA University of Louisville job ad excluded whites and Asians. Is that OK?
Dec. 3 2015 10:54 AMThe Never-Ending Trigger-Warning DebateSome professors believe they build trust. Others think they stifle free discourse.
Nov. 19 2015 3:51 PM“Free Expression,” or Just Racism?A campus debates.
Nov. 5 2015 4:07 PM“I’m Doing This for Purely Idealistic Reasons”Why the editors of a top linguistic journal resigned en masse.
Oct. 22 2015 2:47 PMUninvitedWilliams College students invited a prominent critic of feminism to speak. Then the backlash started.
Oct. 9 2015 9:10 AMUsing a Racial Slur in the Classroom Is Never OK. Right?Some say that student complaints about racial discrimination have a “chilling effect on academic freedom.”
Sept. 22 2015 12:44 PMThe Home Team AdvantageWhy students who are the same race as their TAs get better grades.
Sept. 11 2015 12:33 PMThe Rise of “Quit Lit”Soon-to-be former academics are taking their grievances public.
Sept. 3 2015 2:31 PMRethinking “1 in 5”Campus surveys support the oft-criticized sexual assault statistic. Now colleges are taking action.
Aug. 21 2015 11:55 AMYes Means Yes: The Musical!Understanding consent is becoming a big part of college orientation—sometimes with the help of some song and dance.
Aug. 11 2015 11:16 AMHow to Lose Your University JobPrivate emails released by the University of Illinois show a professor was unhired due to offensive Twitter comments.
July 23 2015 12:23 PMA Breakthrough for Gay Christian ProfessorsTwo Christian colleges adopt a new policy on LGBTQ professors.
July 10 2015 3:55 PMExtra CredditAcademics are trying to crack the Reddit code.