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Quick Reads

Below you will find a collection of quick reads on big issues in higher education, subdivided by topic. The idea is to satiate or stimulate your curiosity about topics and trends in faculty development, higher education, and teaching and learning. All are jargon-free, yet informative. Some even have immediate take-aways and applications to your classes and career. So scroll through each category and enjoy!


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Big Issues in Higher Education

  1. An Instructional-Workforce Framework for Coordinated Change in Undergraduate Education Change
  2. U.S. Drops in Ranking of University Research Funding Inside Higher Ed
  3. My University is Dying and soon yours will be too. The Chronicle Review
  4. A Troublesome Narrative Criticizes Higher Education Idaho Ed News
  5. The University Is a Ticking Time Bomb: Treating nearly 75 percent of the professoriate as disposable is not sustainable The Chronicle of Higher Education
  6. How Higher Ed Can Change Faster Inside Higher Ed
  7. Stop Planning! Colleges and universities would be better served by focusing on the other half of strategic planning: the strategy. Inside Higher Ed
  8. Public Engagement and the Future of the University: As universities face pressure to demonstrate their value, engaged scholarship is more important than ever. Inside Higher Ed
  9. Educating Versus Training and Credentialing: Reaffirming the value of a liberal education. Inside Higher Ed
  10. When a Theory Goes Viral: Intersectionality is now everywhere. Is that a good thing? The Chronicle of Higher Education
  11. Noam Chomsky's "Responsibility of Intellectuals" after 50 years: It's an even heavier responsibility now Salon
  12. Study: Teaching and Research Not Tied Inside Higher Ed
  13. The Case for a New Kind of Core The Chronicle of Higher Education