Monthly Archives: February 2016

Starving Colorado Professors get raise: $5 a week.

Starving Colorado Professors get raise: $5 a week.

I’ve written before of the situation for most college professors in Colorado. They’re paid sub-poverty wages, and the laws/hiring are manipulated so that there’s no legal violation in doing so, even to the point of cutting their hours to avoid Obamacare—it really is curious how our Left-leaning campuses don’t support Leftist policies when it’s their […] … learn more→

The curious incident of the disappearing French circumflex

The curious incident of the disappearing French circumflex

French speakers have been scratching their heads in recent weeks over the alleged death of the circumflex. The news went viral that the accent, used in words such as goût (taste) or île (island), was no longer necessary in many French spellings. It even sparked a new sister hashtag to last year’s #jesuischarlie on Twitter: […] … learn more→

New evidence that Federal Aid to bootcamps is a bad idea

New evidence that Federal Aid to bootcamps is a bad idea

In an excellent article for the International Business Times, Salvador Rodriguez demonstrates that coding bootcamps’ true job placement rates are likely far below the eye-popping claims that run as high as 99 percent. This is simply more evidence that giving these schools access to federal Title IV dollars is premature and will likely lead to […] … learn more→

The research Pitch

The research Pitch

Being a PhD student isn’t easy. It’s especially terrifying right at the onset of your research journey. After wading through the literature, you have some ideas you think might work, but it’s easy to be overwhelmed. What is worth pursuing? Will it work? Will it be publishable? You’re about to spend the next few years […] … learn more→

There’s a new addiction on campus: Problematic Internet Use (PIU)

There’s a new addiction on campus: Problematic Internet Use (PIU)

Problematic Internet Use is now considered to be a behavioral addiction with characteristics that are similar to substance use disorders. Individuals with PIU may have difficulty reducing their Internet use, may be preoccupied with the Internet or may lie to conceal their use. A recent study that I coauthored with UNC Chapel Hill doctoral students […] … learn more→

Academic fears about online learning – and how to allay them

Academic fears about online learning – and how to allay them

Technology has transformed the way we communicate and how we buy and sell just about everything. Entertainment, publishing and retail have evolved to give us greater efficiency, convenience and on-demand service. These sectors have arguably adapted more than higher education. However, over the coming months, the innovation in online higher education will be significant but […] … learn more→

UNC retaliates against whistleblowers. Again.

UNC retaliates against whistleblowers. Again.

A recent book on the UNC scandal involving 18 years of fake classes, affecting thousands of students. The “customer” reviews on the book are rather split between 1 star votes and 5 star votes. I put “customer” in quotes because many of the 1 star votes aren’t verified purchasers…just folks that hate the book without, […] … learn more→

Interview with William Ringenberg on Christian Colleges and Academic Freedom

Interview with William Ringenberg on Christian Colleges and Academic Freedom

William Ringenberg is a Professor of History at Taylor University and the author of the new book, The Christian College and the Meaning of Academic Freedom: Truth-Seeking in Community (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). AcademeBlog co-editor John K. Wilson interviewed Ringenberg via email about his new book. John K. Wilson: You seem to agree with Michael McConnell’s […] … learn more→

New book on UNC scandal slams Admin. of course.

New book on UNC scandal slams Admin. of course.

I know, I’ve written about the academic atrocity at UNC a few times, but obviously all I know for certain is what’s been published. I’ve made some conjectures, of course, based on what I know of how higher education is run these days. So, it’s good when a book comes out and says what I […] … learn more→

An honorary degree from World University

An honorary degree from World University

You can order an Honorary degree from World University. Note: The degree will not contain the word Honorary You will receive just a high quality degree certificate with your name, Degree title, major and date of graduation (you can select a date if you wish) This degree will not be verifiable The cost per degree […] … learn more→