Posts Tagged ‘for profit’

January 27th, 2014 - 4:30 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

UPDATE: A Response to OpEds on GWU

Public-University Group Offers Alternative to Obama’s College-Rating Plan                                          This article in The Chronicle raises the very important issue of standards.  Sadly, while this debate is being focused n universities tha[...]

November 15th, 2012 - 8:24 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

The Academy: Everyone is Above Average!

  Everybody in College Gets Good Grades Now Hamilton Nolan — In my day, college grades were evenly distributed on a “curve,” which was determined by…well who knows, we were all so blunted back then. The point is, you can now safely accuse kids these days of getting everythin[...]

November 10th, 2012 - 12:55 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

Why do we still have a university press in an internet age?

The Gamble The answer may come from Princeton. The Princeton University Press cannot give away the ending of its forthcoming book,  The Gamble,on the 2012 presidential election. But it does plan to give away the beginning. Read more[...]

August 12th, 2012 - 1:11 pm § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

WGU is stil there!

I find the editor to be an absolute moron. Lets all make dumbass claims with no sources or proof whatsoever. Here, I will make a claim that only an moron who actually thinks you can buy a degree from a regionally accredited college for $12000 will believe: The author is a very intelligent, well educ[...]

July 11th, 2012 - 8:43 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Leroy Searle: The conviction that universities should do so is as time-honored and legitimate as the conviction that we should teach students to think, to read, and to write. But the way we are doing it now surely is not sustainable.

  This is a very thoughtful post by Leroy Searle.  Dr. Searle was responding to a long stream of UW emails about a 5% pay raise the faculty union at Western Washington had negotiated with their administration.  Most of thread was woven out of the usual angst about why UW faculty does d not ha[...]

July 2nd, 2012 - 10:34 am § in Schools & Colleges, UW

Do the Dems Understand HIGHER Ed is not LOTS OF Ed?

Candidate Answers 36th Legislative District Gael Tarleton by Carl, at HorsesAss Carl’s  questions in bold, Gael Tarlton’s answers are below. 1) The state’s paramount duty is education. Do you feel the state is living up to that duty? If not, what needs to happen to live up to it? We are n[...]

February 15th, 2012 - 11:36 pm § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges, Science, UW

The Dangerous “Research Works Act”

Richard Price, founder and CEO of from TECHCRUNCH Congress is currently considering a bill called “The Research Works Act”, whose purpose is to restrict public access to publicly-funded research. The bill is sponsored by large academic publishers who are keen to keep all research, i[...]

February 14th, 2012 - 5:17 am § in Schools & Colleges

Privitization of UC Berkeley

A closer look at UC’s “tuition-free golden past” and who’s financially hurting today by Bob Jacobsen, professor of physics |Berkeley Blog Tom Hayden recently wrote an article, entitled “We Can’t Afford to Be Quiet About the Rising Cost of College,” in the Chronicle of Higher Education.[...]

January 12th, 2012 - 12:19 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

The Huskies are heroes to the community … %$$# the students!

Last month Bloomberg Businessweek ran a longform report on Husky Stadium. I have copied the text with added comments and links it below but here are some highlights: “We were cutting billions of dollars out of our budget, and we are going to build a stadium.    Really?” says Hunter, 51, a   D[...]

January 4th, 2012 - 3:14 am § in Schools & Colleges, Science

Berkely Blog: Faculty Struggling to Preserve The Promise

Nancy Scheper-Hughes, anthropology professor UC WHY BERKELEY FACULTY WENT ON STRIKE University professors (unless they have a large research grant) have no secretaries to prepare their manuscripts for publication or the hundreds of letters of recommendation, the purgatorial price professors pay for [...]