At Small Colleges, Harsh Lessons About Cash Flow

At Small Colleges, Harsh Lessons About Cash Flow

May 3, 2016 | No Comments

In the last few years, small liberal arts colleges have been under financial siege.

The Most Career-Minded Generation

The Most Career-Minded Generation

May 3, 2016 | No Comments

Compared to 30 years ago, young people today are much more likely to say they’re going to college to secure a good job and steady pay.

The Spending War on Student Recruitment

Apr 18, 2016 | No Comments

At a time when everyone should be committed to lowering the cost of college, it could trigger a windfall for education marketers and become the most expensive component of a higher education, writes John Katzman.

Public Research Universities’ Shifting Funding Models

Apr 18, 2016 | No Comments

As the recession fades into memory, some states are slowly increasing their funding for higher education, but many cannot. Economic need is spurring the majority of public university leaders to advocate for additional government funding, be more efficient, and create new funding opportunities to close the gap.

Jumping to Conclusions

Apr 18, 2016 | No Comments

Academic studies that have been critical of state performance-based funding policies lack the data to back up their conclusions, writes Martha Snyder, and fail to account for the design and implementation of these policies.

Americans Overwhelmingly Value Degrees, Gallup-Lumina Survey

Apr 17, 2016 | No Comments

Some say college degrees are out-of-fashion in today’s economy. A new study conducted by Gallup on behalf of the Lumina Foundation, a foundation working to increase the proportion of Americans with postsecondary credentials, pushes back.

Expert: Student Data Underutilized in Promoting Success

Apr 13, 2016 | No Comments

Colleges and universities must make better use of the vast amount of student data that is available in order to bring about more timely graduations for all students, a data mining expert exhorted his colleagues Monday at an annual gathering of education researchers.

Americans Value Postsecondary Education

Apr 13, 2016 | No Comments

The 2015 Gallup-Lumina Foundation Study of the American Public’s Opinion on Higher Education

The Pillaging of America’s State Universities

The Pillaging of America’s State Universities

Apr 13, 2016 | No Comments

The financial struggle of public research institutions may be a matter of choice—not necessity, as public leaders say.

Filling an Obvious Gap in the Ratings System: Industry Please Help!

Apr 12, 2016 | No Comments

This year “U.S. News & World Report” and other publishers will publish an array of postsecondary rankings. However, the rankings have become a marketing scheme toggling Harvard and Princeton as the top schools. The rankings are flawed on many levels, but most notable is the absence of industry participation.

STRENGTHENING THE PARTNERSHIP

Apr 12, 2016 | No Comments

A Survey of Proposed Higher Education Funding Solutions.

Rate of increase in degree-holders continues to lag behind national goal

Apr 12, 2016 | No Comments

The country is behind schedule in its goal of increasing the proportion of people with degrees to 60 percent by 2025.

College Business Officers Speak About the Future of Higher Education

Apr 12, 2016 | No Comments

Inside Higher Education and Gallup cooperated to produce the third annual survey of college and university business officers on a range of “hot button” higher education topics. A total of 457 campus and system chief business and financial officers participated.

Former chancellors of research universities warn their future is in peril

Apr 12, 2016 | No Comments

To stay competitive, public universities need new sources of money.

Leading with Data:

Apr 11, 2016 | No Comments

How Senior Institution and System Leaders Use Postsecondary Data to Promote Student Success

A SWOT Analysis of the MIT Online Learning Report

Apr 11, 2016 | No Comments

I’ve had a few days to think about the MIT Online Education report.  While I’m (respectfully) critical of some of the content, I do feel that this is a potentially important document in our emerging learning science / organizational change discipline.

OUT OF POCKET:

Apr 9, 2016 | No Comments

The High Cost of Inadequate High Schools and High School Student Achievement on College Affordability

MEANDERING TOWARD GRADUATION:

Apr 9, 2016 | No Comments

TRANSCRIPT OUTCOMES OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES

Is higher ed too preoccupied with the present to plan for the future?

Apr 3, 2016 | No Comments

A new book by Jon McGee, vice president for planning and public affairs at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in Minnesota, says higher education leaders need to step back from the demands of the present to plan for the future.

How Sal Khan Hopes to Remake Education

Apr 3, 2016 | No Comments

Salman Khan is not afraid to make mistakes in his popular teaching videos. In fact, he considers them a feature.

Evolving Higher Education Business Models

Mar 31, 2016 | No Comments

Leading with Data to Deliver Results

What Higher Education Can Learn From The Fall Of The Newspapers

Mar 31, 2016 | No Comments

Passive consumption of classes and content doesn’t square with the experience of screenagers who came of age in the Internet era.

How Data Can Help Shape Higher Education Policy

Mar 31, 2016 | No Comments

A new report titled, “Evolving Higher Education Business Models: Leading with Data to Deliver Results,” is particularly welcome.

The Truth-Teller: Once a Small-College Champion, Now a Tough Critic

The Truth-Teller: Once a Small-College Champion, Now a Tough Critic

Mar 29, 2016 | No Comments

In a dusty corridor in Virginia Intermont College’s Main Hall, Alice L. Brown has stopped in front of the Poetry Club’s bulletin board, where poems by seven students appear beside their photos and profiles. “All these little schools give students so many opportunities,” Ms. Brown says after a few moments. “There are a lot of […]

8 Ways to Read ‘Leading Change’ as a Higher Ed Book

Mar 29, 2016 | No Comments

The first conversation is about non-incremental postsecondary organizational change and institutional transformation. The second conversation is about learning, learning design, and the potential of technology to transform education. These two conversations, and the people having them, seldom merge. Why is that?

The Push Toward Outcomes-Based Institutional Strategies

Mar 28, 2016 | No Comments

With declining available resources and growing external skepticism, colleges and universities need to find ways to meet growing accountability expectations while keeping costs down for learners.

Successful Messaging Strategy Demands Discipline

Mar 22, 2016 | No Comments

In the daily mad dash to pump information about your college or university into public view, it’s too easy for content authors to fall into the familiar who-what-where-when-why routine just to tick off the assignment and move onto the next, and the next, and the next.

‘Lesson Plan’

Mar 22, 2016 | No Comments

Two former college presidents, both longtime scholars of higher education, discuss their new book on the problems — real and imagined — facing academe.

International data sets show U.S. Millennials hit global bottoms for skills in literacy, numeracy and technology problem-solving.

International data sets show U.S. Millennials hit global bottoms for skills in literacy, numeracy and technology problem-solving.

Mar 22, 2016 | No Comments

It’s a conversation a decade ago that was so widely circulated and discussed that even dedicated education stakeholders grew weary of it: U.S. students are performing below average in math and reading compared to their international peers—what do we do?