LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Higher Ed

Jun 16, 2016 | No Comments

Being owned by Microsoft should allow LinkedIn to focus on its core strengths – and to leave the technology back-end to Microsoft.

How LinkedIn Views Its Role in Education

Mar 22, 2016 | No Comments

Many higher-education leaders are watching LinkedIn closely these days.

15 MAR 2016 A SXSW Playlist for Higher Education

Mar 21, 2016 | No Comments

SXSW turns 30 years young this year. What started out as a small, Austin-weird music festival has grown into a mainstream cultural force that celebrates film, interactive software, the environment, and—our personal favorite—edtech innovation at SXSWedu.

Ronne’ Patrick Turner to Assume New Role at Washington University

Ronne’ Patrick Turner to Assume New Role at Washington University

Mar 9, 2016 | No Comments

Advisory board member, Ronne’ Patrick Turner will become Vice-Provost for Admissions at Washington University in St. Louis effective July 1, 2016.  Ms. Turner is currently Associate Vice-President for Enrollment at Northeastern University, where she has been a major contributor to Northeastern’s enrollment strategy for the past 15 years.

The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2015

Feb 15, 2016 | No Comments

“Student protests and the return of court cases concerning affirmative action in admissions ranked among the top higher education stories of 2015.”

Higher Ed Overhaul Unlikely in 2016

Feb 3, 2016 | No Comments

“Lawmakers and observers alike are skeptical that the Higher Education Act will be renewed this year.”

How recent college graduates are faring — in 3 charts

How recent college graduates are faring — in 3 charts

Feb 2, 2016 | No Comments

“An analysis of government data released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Friday adds to the growing body of evidence that young, college-educated workers are faring better than they were a few years ago.”

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.”

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Higher Education’s Top 10 ‘Influencers’ Of 2015

Jan 11, 2016 | No Comments

John Ebersole’s List for 2015 around issues for older, post-traditional students.

What Is the Future of Higher Education?

What Is the Future of Higher Education?

Jan 4, 2016 | No Comments

Experts in the field offer their reasons for optimism and pessimism going forward.

The 2015 Best and Worst in Higher Education

The 2015 Best and Worst in Higher Education

Jan 4, 2016 | No Comments

Higher Ed’s 2015 Report Card

CCAP – 2015 in Review in Higher Education

Dec 23, 2015 | No Comments

“While there were events regarding the economics of higher education that were noteworthy in 2015, by far the biggest news related to the upsurge in campus protests, somewhat reminiscent of the protests of the late 1960s. The breakdown in law and order in the broader society, best exemplified by increased urban rioting, spread to campuses, […]

Why Must International Students Pick Up the Tab for U.S. Higher Education?

Why Must International Students Pick Up the Tab for U.S. Higher Education?

Dec 22, 2015 | No Comments

“Not only has the number of students increased over the past years, but the actual cost of the tuition specifically for international students has also spiked up in conjunction while the financial aid opportunities stayed limited.”

How to Make Higher Education More Affordable

How to Make Higher Education More Affordable

Dec 22, 2015 | No Comments

“…What’s  the big-picture vision on offer from each [political] camp?”  

Designing the Dream College

Dec 17, 2015 | No Comments

Lessons Learned From a Month of Conversations With Students

American Higher Education: Some Good Cheer for the Holidays

Dec 14, 2015 | No Comments

“… as we move toward the New Year, it might be also wise to take a step back and think a bit about the extraordinary role that higher education plays in America.”

Scalia Steps Into ‘Mismatch’ Debate

Scalia Steps Into ‘Mismatch’ Debate

Dec 11, 2015 | No Comments

“In the current Supreme Court case involving the University of Texas, the “mismatch” theory has been well-briefed on both sides….”

Supreme Court Laments How Little It Knows About Race-Based Admissions

Supreme Court Laments How Little It Knows About Race-Based Admissions

Dec 10, 2015 | No Comments

 “We’re just arguing the same case. It’s as if nothing had happened,” complained Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who wrote the opinion of the 7-to-1 majority the last time the court heard the case, and is regarded as a potential swing vote this time around.

College Board’s CSS Profile Will Also Use Older Tax Data

Dec 7, 2015 | No Comments

The College Board’s CSS Profile, a supplemental financial-aid form used by more than 200 colleges to award their own aid, will shift to using “prior-prior year” tax data, the chair of the organization’s board has informed its trustees. The board made the decision in a unanimous vote on Wednesday.

At Texas’ Flagship University Many Fear for Diversity

Dec 7, 2015 | No Comments

Facing a challenge to their use of affirmative action with their admissions process for the second time this December, USA TODAY interviewed UT President Gregory Fenves and students about the issue. 

Four Tough Things Columnists Should Do Before Writing About Universities

Dec 2, 2015 | No Comments

Define what you mean by “universities,” don’t exaggerate, don’t rely on outdated data, be honest….

Racial Harassment In Higher Education

Dec 1, 2015 | No Comments

Education Secretary Arne Duncan noted that in his seven years in office, the department’s Office for Civil Rights has received more than 1,000 complaints about racial harassment in higher education.

Higher Ed Act and the Burden of Debt

Higher Ed Act and the Burden of Debt

Nov 30, 2015 | No Comments

“No one in Congress or the Executive Branch was willing to give much direct aid to schools or students when they set out to draft HEA…” 

How Should Students Gauge Payoff in College Choice

How Should Students Gauge Payoff in College Choice

Nov 26, 2015 | No Comments

Becky Supiano of  The Chronicle investigates the conversation about college choice.