AAUP Leader Calls for Moratorium on ‘US News’ College Rankings

“The new general secretary of the American Association of University Professors is calling for a ‘moratorium’ on US News & World Report’s college rankings as part of a broader effort to get colleges to be, and be seen as, focused on serving the best interests of American society. People in academe need to shift their thinking away from a market-oriented competition for status and toward the goal of serving the public good, said the AAUP’s new leader, Gary Rhoades, in an open letter sent today to President Obama and members of Congress and in a speech delivered to an informal gathering of higher-education advocates held here last night …” (more)

[Peter Schmidt, Chronicle, 11 February]

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