Race & Performance Based Funding

View image | gettyimages.com Florida, like some other states, has imposed performance based funding on its state universities. The basic idea is that each state school is evaluated by ten
View image | gettyimages.com Florida, like some other states, has imposed performance based funding on its state universities. The basic idea is that each state school is evaluated by ten [More]

Performance Based Funding: Taking the Fight to the Enemy.

View image | gettyimages.com Since the whole “war on x” thing is overdone, I will not say that there is a war on public education. Rather, I will say that certain politicians have attacked one
View image | gettyimages.com Since the whole “war on x” thing is overdone, I will not say that there is a war on public education. Rather, I will say that certain politicians have attacked one [More]

How to write a great graduation speech

It’s graduation time at many of the nation’s schools and colleges. The commencement ceremony is a great exhalation for all involved and an annual rite of passage celebrating academic achievements.
It’s graduation time at many of the nation’s schools and colleges. The commencement ceremony is a great exhalation for all involved and an annual rite of passage celebrating academic achievements. [More]

Introduction to Philosophy

View image | gettyimages.com The following provides a (mostly) complete Introduction to Philosophy course. Readings & Notes (PDF) Intro Readings  Intro Notes  Class Videos (YouTube) Part I
View image | gettyimages.com The following provides a (mostly) complete Introduction to Philosophy course. Readings & Notes (PDF) Intro Readings  Intro Notes  Class Videos (YouTube) Part I [More]

The Challenge of Attendance

View image | gettyimages.com I recently attended a meeting discussing the use of Blackboard Analytics as a tool for student retention and improving graduation rates. Last year I had attended
View image | gettyimages.com I recently attended a meeting discussing the use of Blackboard Analytics as a tool for student retention and improving graduation rates. Last year I had attended [More]

Nineteenth and twentieth century Scottish philosophy

In the history of Britain, eighteenth century Scotland stands out as a period of remarkable intellectual energy and fertility. The Scottish Enlightenment, as it came to be known, is widely regarded
In the history of Britain, eighteenth century Scotland stands out as a period of remarkable intellectual energy and fertility. The Scottish Enlightenment, as it came to be known, is widely regarded [More]

Does philosophy matter?

Philosophers love to complain about bad reasoning. How can those other people commit such silly fallacies? Don’t they see how arbitrary and inconsistent their positions are? Aren’t the counter
Philosophers love to complain about bad reasoning. How can those other people commit such silly fallacies? Don’t they see how arbitrary and inconsistent their positions are? Aren’t the counter [More]

Teleowork of the Future

View image | gettyimages.com While people have been engaged in telework for quite some time, ever-improving technology will expand the range of jobs allowing for this long-distance labor. This,
View image | gettyimages.com While people have been engaged in telework for quite some time, ever-improving technology will expand the range of jobs allowing for this long-distance labor. This, [More]

The University as a Money Funnel

View image | gettyimages.com One serious problem with American higher education is that the cost of a four-year degree is higher than ever—even when adjusting for inflation. The causes of this
View image | gettyimages.com One serious problem with American higher education is that the cost of a four-year degree is higher than ever—even when adjusting for inflation. The causes of this [More]

Education

Todd Gitlin to trigger-warning advocates: Universities are not fallout shelters. You’re at college to be disturbed. Deal with it…
Todd Gitlin to trigger-warning advocates: Universities are not fallout shelters. You’re at college to be disturbed. Deal with it… [More]