Three Ways To Improve America’s Higher Education System

Three Ways To Improve America’s Higher Education System

Jan 29, 2016 | No Comments

“We asked a few college grads what they’d like to change about the current system. Their answers spanned from increasing accessibility, to eliminating lectures, to creating greater support services for students at risk of dropping out.”

Is There a Student Debt Crisis? On A Personal Level, Yes

Jan 29, 2016 | No Comments

“As the total outstanding student loan debt continues to climb, many have questioned whether the struggle is amounting to a crisis for schools, students, and society.”

Why students missed out on $2.7 billion in financial aid last year

Why students missed out on $2.7 billion in financial aid last year

Jan 29, 2016 | No Comments

“High school graduates are passing up billions of dollars in free money to help them pay for college, a new analysis suggests.”

CHOOSING OUR FUTURE: A Story of Opportunity in America

Jan 28, 2016 | No Comments

“Interactions among global economic forces, government policies, and business practices have generated a self-sustaining set of dynamics that continues to drive disparities in opportunity.”

The Path to Debt Free College: More School Choice

The Path to Debt Free College: More School Choice

Jan 28, 2016 | No Comments

 “To solve the debt crisis in higher education, lawmakers should let students have many more options. “

Changing the Debate on Quality Assurance

Jan 28, 2016 | No Comments

Can lessons derived from supply chain management help Higher Ed?

National Universities Where Students Are Eager to Enroll

Jan 28, 2016 | No Comments

“At 25 schools, more than half of accepted students attended in fall 2014…”

U.S. Higher-Ed Must Evolve Its Business Model

Jan 28, 2016 | No Comments

“Americans increasingly expect a college education to be accessible and affordable for everyone who wants one. While a laudable goal, this expectation is driving a creeping crisis in American higher education. To survive it, colleges and universities will need to fundamentally rethink their business model.”

The Future is Now

Jan 28, 2016 | No Comments

“The University of Texas System and its partner campuses have launched an ambitious and comprehensive initiative to envisage and implement future models of education that re-imagine the path to a college credential.”

Robot-Proof: How Colleges Can Keep People Relevant in the Workplace

Jan 27, 2016 | No Comments

“A report this month from the World Economic Forum says 5.1 million jobs could be lost over the next five years because of automation. In 2013 a study from the University of Oxford found that about 47 percent of jobs in the United States are at risk from automation. Those statistics lie at the heart of […]

College admissions now using social media like never before

Jan 27, 2016 | No Comments

“According to the results of a new Kaplan Test Prep survey, a higher percentage of United States college admissions officers visit the social media pages of applicants in order to learn more about them.”

The Lunacy Of Tuition Inflation Must End: 39 Brave Colleges Buck The Trend

The Lunacy Of Tuition Inflation Must End: 39 Brave Colleges Buck The Trend

Jan 27, 2016 | No Comments

“Few issues in American higher education today are less well understood yet subject to greater controversy than the price of a college education.”

The High Cost of Higher Education

The High Cost of Higher Education

Jan 26, 2016 | No Comments

“Paying for college has become a financial strain on middle-class families across the country, and a source of anxiety for recent graduates saddled with student debt.”

How Colleges’ Net Prices Fluctuate Over Time

How Colleges’ Net Prices Fluctuate Over Time

Jan 26, 2016 | No Comments

“Even with one year of good news, net prices are up about 15% at four-year colleges and 10% at two-year colleges since the beginning of the Great Recession in 2009, with a slightly larger percentage increase for lower-income students.”

True Merit – Ensuring Our Brightest Students Have Access to Our Best Colleges and Universities

Jan 26, 2016 | No Comments

“The admissions process used today in America’s most selective colleges and universities is a classic case of interest group politics gone awry. Athletic coaches lobby for athletes. Trustees advocate for students who are the children of potential donors. Faculty members lobby for the children of other faculty and for high scoring students, who tend to […]

Top 10 Higher Education State Policy Issues for 2016

Jan 25, 2016 | No Comments

“Regardless of the election’s outcome, policymakers in Washington will continue to debate a “re-negotiated federalism” in American higher education as a way to ensure student access to high-quality, affordable public college opportunities.”

Why the price tag of a college degree continues to rise

Jan 25, 2016 | No Comments

“There is much speculation about what is exactly to blame for college costs that tick up more and more every year above the rate of inflation and well above lagging family incomes.”

Do SATs Or ACTs Predict Anything Colleges Need To Know?

Jan 25, 2016 | No Comments

“Students need to know that there are no statistically significant differences in the outcomes of those who submit tests versus those who do not.”

Facing growing scrutiny, colleges set out to prove their value

Jan 25, 2016 | No Comments

New initiatives produce specific data about efficiency and economic impact

One Lesson From the 2016 Higher Ed Survey of Chief Academic Officers

Jan 25, 2016 | No Comments

Inside Higher Education just released the 2016 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers, conducted by Gallup and answered by 539 chief academic officers and provosts. In several categories, the results are telling. 

Wanted: High-Character Students

Jan 21, 2016 | No Comments

“For the last few months, some admissions leaders have quietly discussed strategies for encouraging good citizenship, not just résumé-polishing, among high-school students.”

Rethinking College Admissions

Rethinking College Admissions

Jan 20, 2016 | No Comments

“Turning the Tide” sagely reflects on what’s wrong with admissions and  rightly calls for a revolution, including specific suggestions. It could make  a real difference not just because it has widespread backing but also  because it nails the way in which society in general — and children in  particular — are badly served by the […]

Pushing Pell

Jan 20, 2016 | No Comments

“The Obama administration wants to expand the federal Pell Grant program by bringing back year-round eligibility for the grants, which was eliminated four years ago, and by creating a $300 annual bonus for Pell recipients who take at least 15 credits per semester.”

From a Red House Off Campus, Georgetown Tries to Reinvent Itself

From a Red House Off Campus, Georgetown Tries to Reinvent Itself

Jan 20, 2016 | No Comments

“At Georgetown the answer wasn’t just to try MOOCs (which it did) or start a few online degree programs (which it also did). Leaders decided to attempt to reimagine the core undergraduate experience, by setting up a kind of academic skunkworks in a small red house just steps from the campus quad, where a banner […]

The Transfer Problem: The Case for Private Colleges

Jan 20, 2016 | No Comments

“It is hardly surprising that politicians and policy makers should look to the public sector for a solution to the transfer crisis facing American higher education. And in fairness to public four-year universities, it makes sense to concentrate state or national policy efforts where scale can be achieved, state subsidies provided and legislative intent enforced, […]

Transparency in College Admissions Is Key to a Fair Policy on Race

Transparency in College Admissions Is Key to a Fair Policy on Race

Jan 20, 2016 | No Comments

“The term ‘holistic’ is important because it echoes the wording of the Supreme Court’s 2003 decision in Grutter v. Bollinger. Responding to a challenge to admissions procedures at the University of Michigan Law School, the court gave the green light to the consideration of race in admissions, provided it was part of “a highly individualized, […]

The Faulty Foundation of American Colleges

The Faulty Foundation of American Colleges

Jan 20, 2016 | No Comments

“If we want all students to perform at their peak potential, we must redesign higher education to fit the jaggedness of every mind. But as long as we continue to believe in a standardized mind and a standardized education, we will be stuck arguing for equal access instead of equal fit. “

So who’s getting the most money from higher ed?

Jan 14, 2016 | No Comments

Education could be a big election issue.  A look at the early donation records shows that among those who work in the generally conservative for-profit college sector, the Democrat Hillary Clinton is doing surprisingly well.

Higher Education and the Coming Election

Jan 14, 2016 | No Comments

“There was enthusiastic applause (at the State of the Union Address) when Obama said we must do something about the high cost of college.”

The State of the Union’s Education

Jan 14, 2016 | No Comments

President Obama gave his final State of the Union address the evening of January 12.