Tag Archives: higher education
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A Call to Arms for the Humanities

Insider Higher Education posits an interesting question: “What prompts academics to declare a scholar a superhero?” In light of difficult financial times, the humanities and their faculty seem to often take the brunt of the burden on university campuses.  I’ve read a lot of articles and books lately on the role of humanities and the […]

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

If you’re paying thousands of dollars for a college education, chances are you should actually show up for class. You know, just sayin’. However, I can’t help but snicker a bit at the Skip Class Calculator.  The calculator was designed to help college students decide if skipping class is a smart move. Answer ten questions and […]

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Why Should I Get a Ph.D.?

Why Should I Get a Ph.D.?

Leave it to Kevin Kappes to send me this little piece of miscellany. Most folks know I pursuing a doctorate in higher education leadership at WKU.  Like all grad students, I certainly appreciate the good-natured ribbing that comes along with the quest for additional letters to attach to my name scholarly pursuit.  Friends of mine […]

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Mark Taylor Repeats General Lamentations on the State of Higher Ed in Latest Book

Mark Taylor Repeats General Lamentations on the State of Higher Ed in Latest Book

…and yet I’ll likely take the time to read it.  Oh, look.  It’s available for Kindle. I guess I will read it. The Wall Street Journal offers a review of Crisis on Campus: A Bold Plan for Reforming our College and Universities: Mr. Taylor’s rhetoric may be overheated, but the gist of his claim is […]

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What Exactly is a Doctorate?

What Exactly is a Doctorate?

Ever wondered what getting a doctorate really means? Matt Might, professor of Computer Science at the University of Utah, explains it perfectly in this graphic presentation that starts with a simple circle.  A great illustration that puts the quest for higher education into better focus. Check out the full series of illustrations.