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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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Football Coaches At Colleges Where Adjuncts Earn $1,500 Per Course Score Million Dollar Raises

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By Derick E. Hingle Les Miles, coach of the top-ranked LSU Tigers, is among the highest paid coaches in the country. So, at a time of tightening budgets, how does a public employee get a 50% raise of nearly $1 million after one year on the job? “You’re always looking at whether or not you […]

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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, […]

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Why Are More & More Students Unprepared to Succeed in College?

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By Jenny Ortiz Freshman. Freshies. Freshmeat. Whatever the term for first year students may be at any college, what is agreed upon is that in the next four years they will learn a lot in and outside of the classroom. From day one, their parents  try to impart little gems of knowledge that will help […]

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

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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 […]

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Study Concludes Online College Enrollment Growing Exponentially Faster Than Student Population

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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 […]

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

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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, […]

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  • Adjunct Sues Union and School Over Allegedly Unlawful Dismissal

    By Meredith Dobes Former Roosevelt University professor Robert Klein Engler and his attorney DougIbendahl are moving forward with a complaint against the University and the Roosevelt Adjunct Faculty Organization filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. After a student in Engler’s Spring 2010 City and Citizenship course filed a harassment complaint against him for telling, what she said […]

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    by Chris Cumo and P.D. Lesko DIANN SCHINDLER-ENDER, the founder of CCollegeJobs.com, did not plan to become an on-line entrepreneur. An adjunct and then an assistant professor at Lorain County Community College in Ohio, and an administrator at community colleges in the Midwest, she rose to become president of Minneapolis Community College, in Minnesota. Then she married […]

  • The Best American Travel Writing 2005

    by Jeffrey M. Freedman Travel writing serves the indispensable need to transport readers, through vivid description and narratives, to foreign locales that they have either not been able to visit, or are preparing to visit and want to know more about. Generic travel books appeal to the traveling herd, the voyagers who just want to […]

  • Review:The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education and Black Issues in Higher Education

    by Mark J. Drozdowski Popping open a Diet Coke, I sat down recently to pore over the mail’s latest delivery: The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. I must admit that, upon first glance, it’s rather intimidating–160 oversize pages, chock full of text and framed by a stark white cover featuring a lengthy table of […]

  • A Review of Quick Hits for Educating Citizens: Successful Strategies by Award-Winning Teachers

    by Silvia Foti In today’s real-world, real-time academic climate, in which faculty are expected to teach beyond the textbook so that students can apply their skills outside of the classroom, Quick Hits for Educating Citizens: Successful Strategies by Award-Winning Teachers offers plenty of ideas to nudge or, if necessary, forcefully push students into service and […]

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