The Educator's Notebook

A weekly collection of education-related news from around the web.

Tag: higher ed

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 09/14/23
    ““They’re voting with their enrollment, to start with—it’s an impressive sign of interest with the first semester alone,” UT system chancellor James B. Milliken said. “Everything I hear from students, from employers and others is they welcome this as an additional resource to prepare them for the marketplace.””
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 06/12/22
    “We discussed rather than debated. We opened up and shared, which would require some measure of vulnerability, a trait that is anathema to winning a debate. The desire for safe spaces, for warnings.. are really just a desire for a little understand, a little space to figure stuff out. Seeing the academic institution as a […]
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 08/24/20
    “These books decry the generational chauvinism that assumes that today’s educational system is superior to all that came before, that the kind of courses and pedagogies we offer are the best imaginable, and that our current curriculum — which combines excessive requirements without a clearly defined sense of what a graduate should know or do […]
    • New York Times
    • 04/26/20
    “Institutions should develop public health plans now that build on three basic elements of controlling the spread of infection: test, trace and separate.”
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 08/08/19
    “Whether higher ed can overcome the barriers to institutional and departmental collaboration is, to my mind, the next great challenge facing our colleges and universities.”
    • Atlantic
    • 06/19/19
    “The country’s colleges and universities have experienced a pronounced increase in the number of freshmen applications received over the past 15 or so years, a trend reflected in the U.S. undergraduate population’s dramatic growth, from 16.7 million in 1996 to 20 million in 2016, according to a recent Pew Research Center report… Yet selective colleges and universities—those that […]
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 09/14/23
    ““They’re voting with their enrollment, to start with—it’s an impressive sign of interest with the first semester alone,” UT system chancellor James B. Milliken said. “Everything I hear from students, from employers and others is they welcome this as an additional resource to prepare them for the marketplace.””
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 06/12/22
    “We discussed rather than debated. We opened up and shared, which would require some measure of vulnerability, a trait that is anathema to winning a debate. The desire for safe spaces, for warnings.. are really just a desire for a little understand, a little space to figure stuff out. Seeing the academic institution as a […]
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 08/24/20
    “These books decry the generational chauvinism that assumes that today’s educational system is superior to all that came before, that the kind of courses and pedagogies we offer are the best imaginable, and that our current curriculum — which combines excessive requirements without a clearly defined sense of what a graduate should know or do […]
    • New York Times
    • 04/26/20
    “Institutions should develop public health plans now that build on three basic elements of controlling the spread of infection: test, trace and separate.”
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 08/08/19
    “Whether higher ed can overcome the barriers to institutional and departmental collaboration is, to my mind, the next great challenge facing our colleges and universities.”
    • Atlantic
    • 06/19/19
    “The country’s colleges and universities have experienced a pronounced increase in the number of freshmen applications received over the past 15 or so years, a trend reflected in the U.S. undergraduate population’s dramatic growth, from 16.7 million in 1996 to 20 million in 2016, according to a recent Pew Research Center report… Yet selective colleges and universities—those that […]

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    • New York Times
    • 12/15/23
    “Most published rankings are one-size-fits-all, based on formulas that don’t factor in your priorities, goals and needs. So we’ve created a tool to help find the best American colleges — for you. Do you care most about making money after graduating? Low college costs? Diversity? Academics or athletics? Staying close to home? Use our tool’s […]

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ADOLESCENCE

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READING/WRITING

    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • 02/22/23
    “For example, the editors of Science have decided that authors should not use text generated by ChatGPT in a submitted manuscript. Fair enough. But can authors use ChatGPT to generate an early outline for a manuscript? …What feels most different about ChatGPT compared to other assistive technologies is the possible reduction of intellectual labor. For most professors, writing — even […]
    • New York Times
    • 07/01/17
    Ohio State, the football-mad university of more than 60,000 students, could hardly be more different from Williams College, the prestigious liberal arts school in the Berkshires… But this summer, all of their incoming students received the same reading assignment”
    • LA Weekly
    • 02/20/14

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    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 09/14/23
    ““They’re voting with their enrollment, to start with—it’s an impressive sign of interest with the first semester alone,” UT system chancellor James B. Milliken said. “Everything I hear from students, from employers and others is they welcome this as an additional resource to prepare them for the marketplace.””
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 06/12/22
    “We discussed rather than debated. We opened up and shared, which would require some measure of vulnerability, a trait that is anathema to winning a debate. The desire for safe spaces, for warnings.. are really just a desire for a little understand, a little space to figure stuff out. Seeing the academic institution as a […]
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 08/24/20
    “These books decry the generational chauvinism that assumes that today’s educational system is superior to all that came before, that the kind of courses and pedagogies we offer are the best imaginable, and that our current curriculum — which combines excessive requirements without a clearly defined sense of what a graduate should know or do […]
    • New York Times
    • 04/26/20
    “Institutions should develop public health plans now that build on three basic elements of controlling the spread of infection: test, trace and separate.”
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 08/08/19
    “Whether higher ed can overcome the barriers to institutional and departmental collaboration is, to my mind, the next great challenge facing our colleges and universities.”
    • Atlantic
    • 06/19/19
    “The country’s colleges and universities have experienced a pronounced increase in the number of freshmen applications received over the past 15 or so years, a trend reflected in the U.S. undergraduate population’s dramatic growth, from 16.7 million in 1996 to 20 million in 2016, according to a recent Pew Research Center report… Yet selective colleges and universities—those that […]

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