Successful Faculty Transition into Retirement
Faculty members have many stages in their academic careers and retirement is a shift that can often leave them feeling detached. Our guests this month, Dr. Amy Strage and Dr. Joan Merdinger, from San Jose State University discuss how to best help faculty prepare for and transition into this stage of their lives. They offer important resources and practical advice in the area of faculty development and retirement.
25 Years on, Disabilities Act Has Changed Lives of Millions
NEW YORK (AP) -- Five days before he was to start college, Fred Maahs' world turned upside down. Off the Delaware coast in 1980, on the last day of summer vacation, the 18-year-old took a dive from his family's boat into an unseen sandbar barely a foot below the surface, sustaining injuries that paralyzed him from the chest down.
5 Non-Curricular Ways to Boost Student Outcomes
With a dramatically increasing number of both traditional and non-traditional students seeking post-secondary education, student retention and post-grad outcomes continue to be an increasingly important topic for both colleges and universities.
Who is to teach ethics to the university?
The narratives that help illustrate the lack of professional ethics at American universities occur with greater and greater frequency, though most often we fail to note them as such. If we put our minds to it, we can remember quite a number of unethical stories at American universities in recent years:
The Name Game: Colleges Rebrand to get More Students
CASTLETON, Vt. (AP) -- What's in a name? For colleges looking to gain prestige along with more students and precious out-of-state tuition dollars, plenty.
The Problem With College Rankings
In June, in the wake of extensive public debate, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) made the decision not to publish college rankings of its own. This decision was the right one. After all, rankings don't matter nearly as much to students as they once did.
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