The Tipping Point: Research Suggests A College Education Is No Longer Worth the Time & Money

The Tipping Point: Research Suggests A College Education Is No Longer Worth the Time & Money

by Marty Nemko We have, for decades, accepted that graduates earn $1 million more than non-graduates over their lifetime. That statistic is misleading for a number of reasons. For example, it’s retrospective to an era when only the best and brightest went to college and employers couldn’t offshore jobs. Those days are over. Higher education […]

New Report Suggests English Lit Profs. Writing Too Much Worthless, Well, Crap

New Report Suggests English Lit Profs. Writing Too Much Worthless, Well, Crap

by John D’Angelo Here’s what stupid uneducated people imagine that college literature professors do: teach. Here is what college literature professors actually do: write obscure papers that nobody will read. Now that’s where it’s at! Teaching unmotivated 19-year-olds about what James Joyce “meant” is not why literature professors spent nine years in college getting various degrees […]

Ever Miss Being The Student?

By Melissa Miller, Ed.D., M.Ed. Do you ever miss being a student? I don’t mean a student of the world, or a life-long learner, as those of us in education tend to be. I don’t mean the Chris Farley in Tommy Boy or Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School type either. I mean a student, […]

Chicago College Gets Slapped With NLRB Unfair Labor Practice Complaints On Behalf of P-Timers

Chicago College Gets Slapped With NLRB Unfair Labor Practice Complaints On Behalf of P-Timers

By Kari Lydersen At Columbia College Chicago, an arts- and media-oriented institution that has expanded greatly and helped revitalize the city’s South Loop, tensions have escalated between unionized part-time faculty and the administration this fall. The federal National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) filed two unfair labor practices (ULP) complaints against the college and is investigating several […]

Study Concludes Online College Enrollment Growing Exponentially Faster Than Student Population

Study Concludes Online College Enrollment Growing Exponentially Faster Than Student Population

by Joe McKendrick More than six million college and university students took at least one online course during the fall 2010 term, an increase of 560,000 students over the previous year.  This almost 10 percent growth rate for online enrollments far exceeds the less-than-1 percent growth in the overall higher education student population nationwide. These […]

Former Roosevelt U Adjunct Sues Over Dismissal For Telling Joke In Class

Former Roosevelt U Adjunct Sues Over Dismissal For Telling Joke In Class

by Kate Thayer A former professor is suing Roosevelt University, saying he was wrongfully fired after telling a joke in his sociology class, poking fun at Arizona’s immigration policy. Robert Klein Engler, 68, of Des Plaines, also names his former union, Roosevelt Adjunct Faculty Organization, in the lawsuit filed earlier this week in federal court, […]