The New School’s Center for Public Scholarship launches a new issue of Social Research: An International Quarterly on Monday, December 3, 2012, 6:30-8:00pm in John Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenue). This panel launches The Future of Higher Education, the 2012 Fall issue of Social Research: An International Quarterly (79:3), which [...]
From the The Free University of NYC: Dear Free University participants and friends, We are writing to invite you to participate in another exciting Free University project from September 18th-22nd. Last spring’s May Day Free U was a huge success, primarily because of the collaborative energy that was brought to the space by folks from [...]
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on the earnings that more than 157 universities received for their inventions and patents. Since we’re attending a university driven mainly by tuition, this article illustrates an interesting, and more common alternative to our attitudes toward university fiscal policy. It is but one of the many ways we are unique [...]
In this article, Mith Smith discusses the various ways that social justice is being promoted on college campuses across the country, from new curriculum, to grants ($23 million to Kalamazoo College alone) , to new faculty positions. One program director writes: If we can provide a framework, we can get students to think about some [...]
Two chief executives under review received more than $6-million when totaling their salary, stocks, and bonuses in 2010. Is this type of compensation justified when these colleges receive a great deal of taxpayer money, for example, in the form of tuition assistance? Read more about the investigation here.
The National Center for Education Statistics revealed a 20-percent decline in philosophy and religion majors between 1970 and 2009. Lee McIntyre charges philosophers with the responsibility for this decline in a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article. Read the full story here.
Colleges and universities may drop tuition assistance for active members of the military due to worries about an agreement that must be signed by participating educational institutions. Many of these institutions feel that provisions within this agreement are “inconsistent and, in many cases, incompatible with their well-established academic policies and administrative practices” according to Terry [...]
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