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Tag: Higher Education
By Robert Dingwall | Published: September 29, 2014
As the independence vote moves from all-consuming question to historical incident, what are the lessons that Scottish universities and in particular Scottish social scientists should take away?
By Robert Dingwall | Published: August 11, 2014
Doctor Who's sobriquet implies he's earned a doctorate in something. The Doctor's not telling what he might have studied, but his actions and attitudes make a strong case for one discipline ...
By Nicki Lisa Cole | Published: April 25, 2014
Grad sudents looking for a professor to be a mentor had a better chance of getting a positive response - or a response at all - if they were white and male, according to a new study that broke down findings by discipline and whether a school was public or private.
By Seth Masket | Published: March 25, 2014
The generation of knowledge by professors. The transformative conversations that happen outside of the classroom. The advancements in our understanding of society. How can you put a value on any of these things?
By David Watson | Published: March 6, 2014
Derek Bok has called on universities to be 'ethical beacons' shining out in their communities, but that shine is tarnished in oh-so-many ways in institutions of higher education around the world, notes Professor Sir David Watson.
By Joanna Williams | Published: January 30, 2014
In the past 15 years and across successive governments in the United Kingdom, the concept of value for money has been internalized throughout higher education. Here, the author of "Consuming Higher Education: Why Learning Can’t Be Bought" outlines why it is a problem to use student choice and value for money as a means of holding universities to account.
By Social Science Space | Published: August 30, 2013
The censuring of an academic in the US for sending out an offensive tweet has led many university tweeters to pause for thought.
By David Canter | Published: July 12, 2013
David Canter reveals the plague that is infecting education.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: April 8, 2013
Universities are starting to look like the behemoths of the US auto industry of the 1980s, with highly-paid CEOs buried in their offices looking only at numbers.
By Pacific-Standard Magazine | Published: February 26, 2013
As even liberal arts colleges continue to turn their back on the liberal arts, where will the technocrats produced by higher education hone their thinking skills to address the current crisis in governing?
By Robert Dingwall | Published: February 18, 2013
There are all sorts of things from which we are excluded by limited means. Is postgraduate education really so different?
By Daniel Nehring | Published: January 27, 2013
All criticism of the genre notwithstanding, textbooks do have a central role to play in turning sociology students into sociologists. Sometimes I do wonder, however, whether it is time to re-invent the textbook.