Students Occupy Colleges

November 22, 2011 | Blog

In a sense, this movement was inevitable. Higher education has been transformed over the last 50 years, reshaped in many…

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A Few Thoughts on Faculty Productivity

June 10, 2011 | Blog

Richard Vedder isn’t an easy guy to get along with, but he’s good at one thing: pushing the agenda, sometimes…

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UPDATE: Budget Balancing For Dummies

June 19, 2009 | Blog

The Wisconsin State Journal has the update on this recent blog post (“Budget Balancing For Dummies”). Almost all state workers…

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U. Minnesota Leads the Way

April 3, 2009 | Blog

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports a new policy on academic freedom at the University of Minnesota, designed to ensure…

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Time to Get Creative

March 26, 2009 | Blog

One of the hardest things about being a scholar of higher education is working at a university. Inevitably we’re seen…

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So Many Bad Ideas, So Little Time

November 7, 2008 | Blog

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents is struggling to retain faculty by increasing salaries while simultaneously containing costs….

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EduProfs in the 21st Century

August 28, 2008 | Blog

Edu-Academia is taking giant leaps forward (in my opinion) with the willingness of faculty (and future faculty) to get out…

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Destruction of the Public University

May 25, 2008 | Blog

I write from the front lines. Support for public higher education isn’t merely “eroding”– dare I say it, we are…

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