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Why I won’t sign the petition to cancel all student debt

May 18, 2015
Why I won’t sign the petition to cancel all student debt

As I have written in the past, a lot of attention is currently being paid to the topic of student loan debt in the United States (a couple of representative posts can be found here and here).  Earlier this year, President Obama proposed to make community college free for all students, motivated at least...
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The “End of College”? Not so fast

April 1, 2015
The “End of College”?  Not so fast

A recently-published book, The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere, by New American educational analyst Kevin Carey, has received a lot of media attention.  Carey predicts that most colleges as we know them today will likely disappear,...
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Talent management, part 2

March 12, 2015
Talent management, part 2

Last week I wrote about recruiting new faculty to the College of Education, and this week I turn to another important part of our efforts at developing and retaining faculty: the reappointment, promotion, and tenure review process, or RPT as it is known here...
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Talent management, part 1

March 3, 2015
Talent management, part 1

Today is March 3rd, which means I missed my goal of having at least one blog post each month.  Of course, if February were a more ordinary month rather...
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Candy, escort services, and college financing

January 29, 2015
Candy, escort services, and college financing

Earlier this year, I wrote about the student at Duke University who reported she was paying for college by acting in pornographic movies.  Her story received a lot of...
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Free community college for all students: Not a good idea

January 20, 2015
Free community college for all students: Not a good idea

Earlier this month, President Obama began releasing previews of some important proposals he will be making in his State of the Union speech tonight.  Included is the idea of...
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