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Preparing to apply for higher education employment opportunities

Many people get discouraged when they hear the words “job” and “education” in the same sentence nowadays.  Though it certainly isn’t a walk in the park to acquire a job at higher education institutions, it is simpler than you think to be potentially qualified for a professor or advisor job. ...




Breaking Into Textbook Publishing: The Field is More Level Than You Think

Academic publishing. One might think the entire system has broken down. The Internet is filled with articles and Weblogs (blogs) that bemoan the fact that quality scholarship often goes unpublished. With 44,000-plus newly-minted Ph.D.s each year, many of whom invade campuses to try to climb the tenure ladder, the competition to have one’s work published is fierce. ...




Is There A Place For Open-Source Textbooks In Higher Education?

For decades, a leading complaint among college students has been the price of textbooks. If they purchase all of their required books brand new, the bill each full-time semester generally hovers somewhere around $500-600, or roughly $80 to $100 for each required book given a course load of four or five classes. ...




Parenting & Professing: Balancing Family Work with an Academic Career

Drawn to this book like a hungry baby to a pillow-soft mammary, I found myself unable to latch on to its central message—that mothers teaching full-time in the college classroom are scarce, perhaps because they are disrespected, mistrusted, and unwanted. ...




Dear Mr. President: This is how federal funding to universities works

The University of California at Berkeley canceled a talk by inflammatory Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos and put the campus on lockdown after intense protests broke out on Feb. 1. (Video: The Washington Post / Photo: AP)
The University of California at Berkeley canceled a talk by inflammatory Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos and put the campus on lockdown after intense protests broke out on Feb. ...




The Evolving Role of the Lecture in Higher Education

The lecture has been a staple of pedagogy since the first formal higher-learning universities were established in Western Europe in the 11th century. Recent studies show that it is still very widely used, but sometimes due more to cost-effectiveness and familiarity than to a belief that it remains a highly effective method of instruction. ...




Adjunct professors at HCC hope union vote brings higher pay

TAMPA — Twenty minutes passed in the parking lot. Cheryl DeFlavis' 5-year-old son kept asking questions. Why are we here? What's going on?
 
DeFlavis, 34, had heard of adjunct professors like herself sleeping in cars and getting evicted. ...




Asian-American professor sues UIC, alleging race discrimination

An international relations professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago has filed a lawsuit against the school, alleging he was discriminated against because he is from Korea.
Seung-Whan Choi's lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Chicago, claims that after the Korean-born U. ...




At the University of Oregon, no more free speech for professors on subjects such as race, religion, sexual orientation

1. Last week, the University of Oregon made clear to its faculty: If you say things about race, sexual orientation, sex, religion and so on that enough people find offensive, you could get suspended (and, following the logic of the analysis) even fired. This can happen even to tenured faculty members; even more clearly, it can happen to anyone else. ...




The right formula

MEBANE — Deanna Beckham has the confidence of a seasoned teacher.
 
This is her fourth year teaching math at Eastern Alamance High School, but her 21st year in the Alamance-Burlington School System.
 
A native of Alamance County, a graduate of Elon College and, later, Elon University, she says her love of education began with her father, who taught in and retired from the Burlington City Schools. ...