Posts Tagged ‘Ranking and Reputation’

September 27th, 2012 - 3:47 am § in Misc., Schools & Colleges, UW

How to Fund a Major University

A serious challenge faces all of us at the UW.  What are we going to be?  How do we attract new, young faculty  competitive enough to eventually win a federal grants or stimulate their students to greatness? The desperate reaction to Washington state’s cuts to higher education have led, rig[...]

August 1st, 2012 - 9:48 am § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges


Mark Emmert moves into new territory by cracking down on Penn State at almost the same time the uW Huskies recruited a 14-year-old quarterback.  HYPOCRISY[...]

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[...]

June 21st, 2012 - 4:08 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Chaos at Jefferson’s University

Few Americans understand the significance of the University of Virginia to world history.  U Va was Thomas Jefferson’s proudest creation, the world’s first PUBLIC university.  Moreover, in the tradition of Jefferson, U Va was created as place where ordinary citizens could participate i[...]

May 10th, 2012 - 1:47 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Is the “Yale” name for Sale?

What’s in a Name? For Yale in Singapore, a Whole Lot Courtesy of Yale U. The Chronicle of Higher Education reportsa fight between memebers of the Yale faculty and the administration over who owns the “Yale ” brand name. After the  World Economic Forum in Davos, in January 2009, Ri[...]

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.[...]

December 2nd, 2011 - 9:53 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

Fisk University: To sell its birthright or just go broke?

From Huff Post NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fisk University’s decade-long quest to generate cash from a 101-piece art collection donated by the late painter Georgia O’Keeffe is one step closer to fruition. But it is unclear how quickly the historically black university in Nashville will be able [...]

November 29th, 2011 - 12:25 pm § in Schools & Colleges

The Faculty Code at “For Profits”

Five Six Troubling Things About the For-Profit Industry’s Self-Policing Standards Campus Progress,  November 21, 2011 by Brian Stewart     Kaplan is one of 16 for-profit schools that have signed the Foundation for Educational Success’ Standards of Responsible Conduct. For-profit c[...]

November 8th, 2011 - 11:51 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science

Our mismatch between the skills required for available jobs and individuals with those skills is growing faster than all but one other state, Delaware.

The Magic of “Computational Thinking” Training  More Folks Who Can Get Jobs? In response to OPED at the Seattle Times.  Rosemary McAuliffe, State Senator  and Ed Lazowska , UW Prof. pof Computer Science Like evangelicals of the past, Senator . McAuliffe and Professor Lazowska, have a [...]