Leon Botstein (Bard): Resisting Complacency, Fear, and the Philistine: The University and Its Challenges, The Hedgehog Review, Summer 2013. From Notre Dame Magazine, a special issue: Is college worth it? Male academics rarely suffer more than a bit of rudeness, but women have it far worse, according to Luke Brunning.
William G. Bowen on the potential of online learning. The MOOC that roared: How Georgia Tech’s new, super-cheap online master’s degree could radically change American higher education. Five minutes with Patrick Dunleavy and Chris Gilson: “Blogging is quite simply, one of the most important things that an academic should be doing right now” (and more).
Why open access makes no sense: There can be no such thing as free access to academic research, says Robin Osborne — research is a process that universities teach and charge for. Are college and university presses better off than they were four (or six) years ago? Thomas Frey on how, by 2030, over 50% of colleges will collapse.
Nora Caplan-Bricker on why black colleges might sue the Obama Administration. The pink collar workforce of academia: Low-paid adjunct faculty, who are mostly female, have started unionizing for better pay — and winning. How do we feel about higher education? Look to the movies.
You only hate grad school because you think you’re supposed to: They tell you it’s supposed to be bleak, so it is — but what if you enrolled without any expectations? Luke McKinney on 6 important things nobody tells you about grad school. Tara Brabazon on 10 truths a PhD supervisor will never tell you.the university and its challenges - bookforum.com / omnivore