This weeks headlines: craziness (again) at UBC, a project that identifies the most-taught books, a professor who might kinda be into ISIS, and a new president at Brock. Plus, a new segment: research of the week. Our feature interview is with Susan Dynarski, an educational economist who answers the question ‘is college really worth it?’
Good News/Bad News
“UBC’s Leadership Crisis Revealed in Unintentionally Leaked Gupta Docs | UBC Insiders.” Web. 27 Jan. 2016.
Karaganis, Joe, and David Mcclure. “What a Million Syllabuses Can Teach Us.” The New York Times 22 Jan. 2016. NYTimes.com.
“Accused Professor Denies Alleged Links to ISIS.” KentWired.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2016.
“Next Chief of Canada’s Brock U. Is Known as Social-Justice Advocate.” The Chronicle of Higher Education 24 Jan. 2016. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Web. 27 Jan. 2016.
Research of the Week
“Student Evaluations of Teaching (Mostly) Do Not Measure Teaching Effectiveness.” ScienceOpen Research (2016): CrossRef.
Things we discussed with Susan Dynarski
Bailey, Martha J., and Susan M Dynarski. Gains and Gaps: Changing Inequality In U.S. College Entry and Completion. NBER Working Paper Series
Dynarski, Susan. “For the Poor, the Graduation Gap Is Even Wider Than the Enrollment Gap.” The New York Times 2 June 2015. NYTimes.com. Web.
—. “Why Students With Smallest Debts Have the Larger Problem.” The New York Times 31 Aug. 2015. NYTimes.com. Web. 18 Jan. 2016.
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