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Amazon’s Quiet Dominance of Higher-Ed Learning Platforms

More and more colleges have moved their learning-management software to "the cloud." What they don’t realize is that it’s all on the same cloud.

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The Gifts of Pat Summitt

She was not just No. 1 among women’s basketball coaches. Beyond statistics, she was one of a kind.

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The Supreme Court Frees Colleges to Sensibly Pursue Diversity

The Fisher II decision signals, in a time of deep unrest, that race matters.

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5 Lessons to Take From the Fisher Decision

The Supreme Court has struck a delicate balance between judicial review and the deference due to educational judgments informed by evidence. Colleges can learn from that.

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Chalk Dust on the Sleeve of Her Soul

To her colleagues and students at Trinity College, Marjorie Van Eenam Butcher mattered deeply. The feeling was mutual.

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No Cookie Cutting in My Classroom

If only we could measure and predict and control every possible variable in education — then what?

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Long Jail Terms for Sexual Offenders Do Little Good

Our goal should be to prevent sexual assaults, like the notorious one at Stanford, from happening in the first place.

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Colleges Should Be Nurturing Interfaith Leaders

Any institution that promises to prepare global citizens has to take religious diversity seriously.

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Why Brock Turner Should Talk to Campus Men About Sexual Assault

Convicted of assault, banned from campus, and sentenced to jail, this ex-Stanford student could tell white males about the consequences of drinking and promiscuity.

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Adaptive Learning Earns an Incomplete

A recent report attempts to determine whether the teaching technique actually helps students learn better than traditional methods do. Because of methodological challenges, the results are inconclusive.

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The Real Reason Small Colleges Fail

It’s not just because of their size. It’s because someone is falling down on the job.

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It’s Time to Speak Up for Your Gay and Transgender Students

Maybe you’ve always considered yourself a quiet supporter. But that’s not enough anymore.

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Americans Ignore Middle Eastern Students at Our Peril

The region’s crisis in education is of crucial national-security importance to the United States, which needs to do much more to help.

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Let Accreditors Do What Does the Most Good for Students

Accrediting agencies need to resist the Education Department’s efforts to misuse the data they collect.

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Distance Ed’s Second Act

Professors are still skeptical of online education, but they’re more involved in it than ever.

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Academic Publishing: Toward a New Model

To make research more accessible, separate the review and dissemination processes.

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Colleges Shouldn’t Have to Deal With Copyright Monitoring

In a long-running lawsuit, three academic publishers have asked for an injunction that would require Georgia State University to closely regulate all faculty uploads to course websites.

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Campus Tour Guides Should Know the Facts About Sexual Assault

"We handle it really well" is not the answer a mother and daughter were looking for.

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On Lamentations for a Lost Canon

The narrative of a purported fall from a golden age of scholarly consensus bears little relation to the actual history of American higher education.

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Reaching Students in the Back Row

Put aside your sense of irony. Here are some thoughtful ways to use technology to advance personalized learning.