Monthly Archives: December 2015

Evangelical College Suspends Professor For Saying Christians And Muslims Worship The ‘Same God’

“I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book."

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Have You Tamed the Content Monster in Your Courses?

In our role as instructors, most of us deal with the problem of too much content. We often embrace a “content coverage” model in designing our courses, in which we attempt to cover all of the material that we deem important or interesting in the area of our course. The result is a course that increasingly balloons out of control each year as more and more content is added, resulting in a harried instructor and frustrated students.

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Affirmative action “mismatch” theory isn’t supported by credible evidence | Urban Institute

Justice Scalia stated yesterday that black college students might fare better at “less-advanced” schools. The evidence he cites doesn’t survive scrutiny.

Source: Affirmative action “mismatch” theory isn’t supported by credible evidence | Urban Institute

A new cooperative model for open access publishing

An editorial for HAU: The Journal of Ethnographic Theory shares a publishing model that’ll interest academic publishers, scholarly librarians, and researchers in all disciplines. And it aims to set out the publishing structure for its entire field. “The American Anthropological Association (AAA) has recently announced that it will soon issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to invite potential publishers to bid for the business of managing the association’s publishing program,” states the editorial. “Because the AAA is the world’s largest publisher of anthropology titles (twenty-one journals and Anthropology News), this new publishing contract will shape the discipline’s public image and scholarly communications for years to come. At this critical juncture we must ask: Will AAA publications spend yet another decade locked within a publisher website where only research libraries can afford to purchase them?” Instead, drawing on input from the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), the editors propose “a concrete, practical, and financially sustainable way that the AAA can make their publishing program open access: a cooperative model of scholarly publishing. This tailor-made design will cost the AAA nothing.” Partly this model is inspired by technology. “In our digital age, archiving, citation tracking, […]

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