Rebecca Schuman Rebecca Schuman

Rebecca Schuman is an education columnist for Slate.

Education
April 24 2014 8:19 AMNeeds ImprovementStudent evaluations of professors aren’t just biased and absurd—they don’t even work.
Education
April 15 2014 11:52 PMThe Sad Demise of Collegiate FunThe helicopter generation has gone to university, and campus has never been more boring.
Brow Beat
April 8 2014 8:16 AMThe Great Grad-School Experiment in Utopian Socialism
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March 24 2014 9:16 AMWatch a New Web Series That's Like Awkward Black Girl for Academics
Education
March 13 2014 7:27 AM“Doctor”? “Instructor”? “Professor Staff”? College Students Don’t Know What to Call Teachers Anymore.
Education
March 7 2014 8:15 AMPowerPointlessDigital slideshows are the scourge of higher education.
Education
Feb. 23 2014 11:44 PMTitle NeinNorthwestern University found that a star professor violated the sexual harassment code in his treatment of a student. Why is he still teaching?
Brow Beat
Feb. 11 2014 5:10 PMAre Unemployed Professors Writing Student Papers for Employed Professors?
Brow Beat
Feb. 5 2014 3:19 PMNeighborhood Group Fears “Transient Academics.” Time to Pay Them a Living Wage.
Education
Jan. 30 2014 11:00 PMSolve the Adjunct Crisis by Hitting Colleges Where It HurtsTheir U.S. News Rankings
Education
Jan. 22 2014 1:48 PMPostdocs for JocksThe latest UNC scandal reminds us that schools don’t care about whether their athletes can read. I’ve got the solution.
Education
Jan. 15 2014 3:55 PMDown With the Internet Review Board!How would you like it if a bunch of online randos could get you fired? That’s life for professors.
Education
Jan. 7 2014 3:04 PMAlas, Poor ShakespeareYet another conservative commentator is decrying English departments falling to “victimhood” studies. Too bad it’s not true.
Education
Jan. 3 2014 8:08 AMCan the Rabble-Rousers at the Shadow MLA Conference Actually Change the Higher Ed World?
Education
Dec. 18 2013 11:50 AMThinning the Ph.D. HerdHow to ease the miseries of grad school? Make sure there are fewer grad students.
Future Tense
April 16 2014 7:44 AMWill Digital Humanities #Disrupt the University?First I have to figure out what it is.
Brow Beat
April 14 2014 4:08 PMHow a “Failed Intellectual” Became One of the Internet’s Favorite Nihilists
Education
March 26 2014 10:59 AMDon’t Extinguish the FulbrightIt’s not a fancy-pants study-abroad program for spoiled children—it’s crucial diplomacy at a bargain.
Education
March 18 2014 11:29 AMThe Tenure Take-BackThe response to a professor who lost her job offer when she tried to negotiate reveals the skewed priorities of academia.
Brow Beat
March 10 2014 3:08 PMHeidegger’s Hitler Problem Is Worse Than We Thought
Brow Beat
Feb. 24 2014 2:03 PMThis Crazy Supermarket Commercial Provides a Window Into German Culture
Education
Feb. 19 2014 11:14 AMThe Flipped ClassroomA disruptive revolution in pedagogy, or yet another educational fad?
Education
Feb. 10 2014 12:36 PMOnly One American University Is Hiring More Full-Time Faculty and Shrinking Pricey Administration Jobs
Education
Feb. 3 2014 11:38 AMNasty and BrutishA scandal in Colorado reveals that bullying bros still plague university philosophy departments.
Brow Beat
Jan. 28 2014 10:47 AMWhat the Kafka Video Game Should Really Be Like
Brow Beat
Jan. 15 2014 5:49 PMEven Ph.D.s Who Got “Full Funding” Have Huge Amounts of Debt
Brow Beat
Jan. 13 2014 11:31 AMThe Real Reason That Casual Sex Ad from the MLA Conference Was Terrifying
Books
Jan. 7 2014 2:36 PMThe Ghosts of Kafka PresentTwo new books attempt to capture the gaunt specter of modernism—and make him talk.
Education
Dec. 23 2013 12:30 PMThe Brave New World of Academic CensorshipIf you’re a professor in Kansas, better stay off the Internet.
Brow Beat
Dec. 13 2013 5:09 PMAre Graduate Students at Private Schools “Employees”?

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