September-October 2010

Volume 96, Number 5


Online Only

A Student’s Assessment
By Joel Morgan Kearney
An Academe student intern reacts to Stanley Katz’s essay.


Beyond Crude Measurement and Consumerism
By Stanley N. Katz
Faculty should know what it is students know.

Accreditation and the Federal Future of Higher Education
By Judith S. Eaton
Faculty need to help create independent accreditation.

Making Faculty Count in Higher Education Assessment
By Greg Gilbert
Fighting marketplace ideology and making mandates meaningful.

The Ultimate Utility of Nonutility
By Lisa Colletta
Understanding complexity, confusion, and contradiction.

Who Took the Sabbath Out of Sabbatical?
By Max Page
Real academic productivity means occasional rejuvenation.

The Faculty and the Fourth Estate
By Scott Jaschik
Yes, we can (learn how to talk to journalists).

Restoring the Health of Scholarly Publishing
By Barry Eisenberg and Lisa Romero
Rampant commercialism and consolidation is endangering journals.

Three Clicks and Academic Freedom Is Out
By Debra Ellen Clark
A new Texas law that touts transparency has disturbing implications.

Nota Bene

Remembering Peter O. Steiner
By Jordan Kurland

Access to Unemployment Benefits
By Cassandra Leveille

Chapter Profile


Book Reviews

Measuring What Matters
Reviewed by Patricia Simpson

The Public University Goes to the Marketplace
Reviewed by Patricia L. Farrell

Civics Goes to Every Classroom
Reviewed by Nicholas A. Bowman