Higher EducationRequired Readings

Required Reading, 5 March 2018

Just one today, because it is Important. Ron Srigley, “Whose University is it Anyway?” LA Review of Books, Feb 22, 2018. — On another note, you may be noticing some visual changes across the Skepchick network. Along with the face lift we hope to soon put out a call for …

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Universities should be employing surplus PhDs–as administrative staff.

Of the many criticisms I hear levelled at the current state of higher education, I would say that the following four are among the most frequent: The current reliance on contingent faculty rather than full-time professors is both undermining educational quality and creating a permanent academic underclass of PhDs working …

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