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