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Today, The Annex is pleased to present a very special episode assembled by Jonathan Wynn from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst on the challenges of chairing sociology departments in the face of COVID19 and the many other challenges society faces. He is joined by two experienced departmental leaders, Yasemin Bessen-Cassino (Montclair State) and Kim Weeden (Cornell University).
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Today, we meet Yingyi Ma from Syracuse University. Yingyi recently published Ambitious and Anxious: How Chinese College Students Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education with Columbia University Press. We discuss the challenges facing college students from China, and how to create learning environments that can help them succeed.
The University of California recently walked away from negotiations with academic publisher Elsevier. This move could represent a major dramatic change in the relationship between universities and publishers. We discuss publishing costs, and the role of publishers in higher education.
We discuss how enrollments are collapsing at low-ranked universities.
A study shows that a Columbian business school’s placement outcomes soured after it cut core curricular requirements.
Donnell Butler a Senior Dean at Franklin & Marshall, discusses the executive track as a career path for sociology academics, and how perspectives on higher ed differ between faculty and administrators. We also discuss recent conflict on campus free speech.