Fall 2012

    Volume 11, Issue 4

    This special issue looks at the relationship between capitalism, neoliberalism, and higher education. Features include viewpoints on creeping corporatization in academia, a case study in how big state universities are failing non-affluent undergrads, and a closer look at the predatory lending practices that created a nation of indentured students.

    Features

    The (Mis)Education of Monica and Karen

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    When big state universities prioritize the needs of affluent students, in-state undergrads often fall through the cracks.

    Anti-Social Debts

    As the federal government shifts more of the cost of higher education onto consumers, are we producing a generation of indentured students?

    The Not-So-Pink Ivory Tower

    Women now comprise more than half of all college graduates, but that doesn’t mean they’re out-competing men.

    Teaching to Distraction

    Revisioning the college classroom in an age of texts and tweets.

    Degree by Default

    A bachelor’s degree is the new normal—but is that a good thing?

    Departments

    From the Editors

    Higher Education, Inc

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    In Brief

    Banning the R Word

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    Go to Harvard–Free

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    Mind Which Gap?

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    Science Skeptics

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    Pay-to-Play Journals

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    Q&A

    Reframing the Achievement Gap

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    Jargon

    Academic Capitalism

    Viewpoints

    The Education Assembly Line

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    Mediations

    American Sentimentalism and the Production of Global Citizens

    What Would Jefferson Do?

    In Pictures

    Raising Them Right

    Trends

    Keeping Rank

    College Sports’ Corporate Arena

    Books

    The Chattering Class

    Religious Origins

    Breakthrough Books: Education

    Pedagogies

    Passing on Faculty Roles, Cui Bono?

    Unplugged

    Revising Peer Review