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To Solve the Skills Gap in Hiring, Create Expectations in the Classroom

Enforcing a strong work ethic is the best way to prepare students to compete in the workplace.

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Muy Loco Parentis: How ‘Freakouts’ Over Student Privacy Hamper Innovation

Colleges should start thinking of data about students as data that in some way belongs to the students. Let them make the call about sharing it.

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What Black Campus Activists Can Learn From the Freedom Summer of 1964

Students of color often say they are tired of explaining their situation to others. But dialogue is the only way forward.

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Yes, Campuses Should Be Safe Spaces — for Debate

Our students have grown up with the toxic free-for-all of social media. We need to provide examples of civilized discourse.

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Robot-Proof: How Colleges Can Keep People Relevant in the Workplace

As more and more jobs are automated, higher education has a crucial role to play in training people to do what machines can’t.

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What Leaders Can Learn From Teaching Undergraduates

By listening and affirming, a college president moves his role from teaching to learning.

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Transparency in College Admissions Is Key to a Fair Policy on Race

Colleges should be allowed to use preferences for underrepresented minorities — and to do so explicitly.

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Academic Freedom Has Limits. Where They Are Isn’t Always Clear.

For one thing, campus speech rights are unequally distributed among the tenured and everybody else.

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What the Wheaton Controversy Means for Colleges’ Religious Identity

The case of Larycia Hawkins resonates beyond the Illinois campus because it’s a cautionary tale for all institutions, faith-based and secular, that seek to protect their core beliefs.

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When Ex-Prisoners Share Their Stories With Students

If we expand service-learning projects to include collaboration, what new types of learning might we discover?

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Mapping a MOOC Reveals Global Patterns in Student Engagement  

By looking at who comes from where, geographers can explore gender imbalance, achievement, and even motivation in open online courses.

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The Legal Limits of ‘Yes Means Yes’

Affirmative consent is valuable as a guide for proper conduct, not as a standard for determining responsibility.

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Trigger Warnings: Not the Greatest Threat to Higher Education

At least a dozen problems are more pressing, not least an aversion to accountability among faculty members.

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A Bowl-Game Upset Brings ‘National Relevance.’ For What?

Sadly, a university's athletic success often doesn’t reach beyond the playing field.

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Clear the Way for More Good Teachers

Let’s try an experiment: Just one college should cut its administrative staff in half and use the money to hire good teachers. We’ll check back in 10 years.

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How Tenure for Professors Helps Students

Faculty members are the ones with the long view. We have to be able to speak out on issues that affect student life without worrying about retribution from the administration.

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Nobody Should Have to Pay to Go to College

The commitment to tuition-free public higher education is central to building a vital new social compact.

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How Jerry Falwell Jr. Is Spreading Islamophobia

Thanks to educators and pastors, fear of Muslims is steadily taking root in Christian theology.

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Students Abroad: First, Do No Harm With Your Camera

Teaching ethical photography to health-science students before they go on foreign medical "missions" can introduce them to principles of equity they might not have considered.

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How Universities Play Moneyball

We condemn institutions for gaming the system to improve their ranking, but maybe that’s a necessity of doing business that few outside the elite can afford to ignore.