Monthly Archives: July 2010

Sports Scene: What Does Title IX Require?

July 28, 2010 A Federal District Court has rendered an important judgment in a case involving the interpretation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.  Title IX forbids gender discrimination in higher education, and has its most important … Continue reading

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Japan ties: JASC comes to Earlham

July 26, 2010 Beginning tomorrow, Earlham will host the first week of the month-long 62nd Japan-America Student Conference (JASC). Thirty-five American and thirty-five Japanese college students will spend a month at several locations across the United States holding discussions and … Continue reading

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What Do We Expect of Accreditation?

July 20, 2010 Judith Eaton, President of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, has an interesting piece in today’s Inside Higher Education on “Accreditation’s Accidental Transformation.” The nub of her argument: “Academic quality assurance and collegiality — the defining features … Continue reading

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College Costs: the Requirement of a Net Price Calculator

July 19, 2010 Larry Granillo, who works at Marquette University, comments on my posting about whether net prices are rising by calling attention to the new federal requirement of putting a net price calculator on your website. “With the Higher … Continue reading

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College Costs: Are Net Prices Rising?

July 19, 2010 A parent responds thoughtfully to my recent post about merit aid and ruinous competition among colleges. “I quite agree that net cost of higher education matters more than the sticker price,” she writes.  “However, I’m tracking public … Continue reading

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College Costs: Ruinous Competition

July 16, 2010 The public debate around college costs is how they keep rising, even faster than the rate of inflation.  That’s true, but it puts the focus on the sticker price when it should be on the ‘net price,’ … Continue reading

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Please Plagiarize

July 15, 2010 No sooner had I posted an entry on plagiarism, I attended a conference in New York City where the operative rule was summarized as “please plagiarize.” And, “repeat all the wise things you’ve heard, but claim them … Continue reading

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