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Higher Ed’s New 90-Hour Degree Scheme

In an experiment begun in 2005, Disney determined that customers would pay more—a lot more—to get a little more time at their parks. Guests paid a premium to stay at a Disney hotel to gain an extra hour of park access. Disney’s “Magic Hours” demonstrated that when customers find something valuable, they may even challenge […]

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Fighting Microaggressive Oppression at Duke

Editor’s Note: The following is a letter to the editor of Duke Today, written by an anonymous professor in response to Duke University President Vincent Price’s November 18 article, “President Price Update on Campus Climate Survey.” Good to see that something is finally being done about the appalling racial climate that exists on the Duke campus. […]

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Transnational Education is a Double-Edged Sword

Editor’s Note: This article was written by a professor who wishes to remain anonymous. I am a Latin American professor teaching at a university in the Gulf region. Many universities in Gulf countries are affiliated with institutions in the United States, and even those of us who teach in non-affiliated institutions strive hard to reproduce […]

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My Mind Is Made Up—Don’t Confuse Me with Facts

Editor’s Note: This article was written by a Canadian university professor who wishes to remain anonymous. The decision of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) executive on April 22, 2021, to censure the University of Toronto (U of T) for its infringement on “academic freedom” should be of concern for all universities. CAUT represents professors, […]

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The Ideology of White Fragility

Editor’s Note: This essay was written by an emeritus professor who wishes to remain anonymous. Many in America are focused on the threat posed by small numbers of performative violent extremists (e.g., Antifa and the Proud Boys) and from far-out conspiracy theorists with little real influence (e.g., QAnon). However, a truly existential threat to our liberal […]

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Field Notes on Recent Trends in Higher Ed Litigation

Editor’s Note: The following is a reproduction of a pair of emails received by the editors of Minding the Campus. We thought they would attract broad interest and publish them here with the correspondent’s consent. The correspondent has chosen to remain anonymous. The messages have been lightly edited for readability. Three interesting articles about higher ed crossed […]

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