GET IN THERE AND TEACH
Helm, vice chancellor at Appalachian State: "If I could save a
housekeeper's job, I would do it." (Photograph by Frederica
Budget cuts have
prompted Appalachian State University to send administrators to the
classroom -- some for the first time.
THE NEXT BIG THING?
Some college officials
see personal digital assistants as must-have tools; others find the
hand-held computers a drain on resources.
TIME FOR REFORM
A report by the
Association of American Colleges and Universities says undergraduate
education needs reorganization, with tougher standards.
NO MORE 'DOSSIERS'
A Web site run by the
Middle East Forum did away with a section monitoring the work of
professors deemed anti-Israel.
ALL DUE RESPECT
It's not just OK, but
crucial, for professors to make clear to their students who has the
knowledge, and who needs it, writes Miriam Kalman Harris, an
associate professor of English at Tarrant County College, in Fort
NEXT SESSION, MAYBE
A senator says
Congress will not ease financial-aid restrictions this year on
colleges that enroll more than half of their students through
At some colleges, clemency policies discount old failures when
calculating students' grade-point averages.
HERSELF: In writing a research proposal for a faculty job,
Rachel Brem, a visiting faculty member in the scientific-inquiry
planning unit at Evergreen State College, rediscovers her inner
CARD': A research center on higher education compares the states
on measures including college affordability and student
OF THE ARCTIC: Colleges in 16 countries have joined in a network
to serve the educational and research needs of the circumpolar
CLOSED: A mathematics professor, fired because of his classroom
performance, settled his lawsuit against Temple
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