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Ensuring Ethics

Donna Randall | Posted 09.22.2012 | College
Donna Randall

Now, perhaps more than ever before, corporate CEOs, university presidents, and government officials are being challenged to firmly establish ethical guideposts within their organizations.

The Social Network That Ate Orientation...Thanks, Facebook!

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 09.22.2012 | College
Ken Schneck, PhD

The fatal flaw in my Facebook rebellion was found where it is always can be found: the students. Turns out, my aversion to using Facebook professionally didn't stop students from going there. In droves.

Don't Ask Me What My Plans Are After Graduation

Lara Grant | Posted 09.22.2012 | College
Lara Grant

College is a time to discover what you want to do with the rest of your life and I'd like to be able to use the full four years to decide what exactly that is.

The Black Sheep College Chopped Championship

The Black Sheep Online | Posted 09.19.2012 | College
The Black Sheep Online

With four chefs, three judges and an emcee, we set out to form the whitest rap group of all time. Failing that, we were exerted ourselves to prove that it's possible to get good grub for less.

Three Good Ideas From Thursday's Senate Committee Hearing on College Affordability

Blair Forlaw | Posted 09.19.2012 | College
Blair Forlaw

When thoughtful dialogues such as these carry over to the floor where the big decisions are made, we'll be that much closer to the skilled workforce that everyone agrees America needs.

An Education: Why the Internet Isn't the Solution to America's Academic Crisis

Emily Layden | Posted 09.19.2012 | College
Emily Layden

If the point of college -- however quixotic -- is to train future generations to make our country and world a better place, then we cannot lose sight of the importance of our teachers and professors.

A Guide to Becoming a Doctor in a Family of Doctors

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 09.19.2012 | College
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Listen. I know that you are in your junior year in college. I know that you are now in the throes of career-choice turmoil. I understand that the only council you have is the flock of physician family members sitting at the edge of their seats.

Natural Disasters Tell the Story of Climate Change

Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 09.18.2012 | College
Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D.

We must today focus on providing assistance to those severely affected by the fires and extreme weather. Then we owe it to the generations of tomorrow to take seriously the warnings of today.

Can the Engaged Professional-School Model Close the Value Gap?

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 09.18.2012 | College
Michele Nealon-Woods

For those of us charged with preparing tomorrow's workforce, we need to embrace this change and begin to innovate at every level to meet the changing expectations among students, parents and the public. One solution we may consider is The Engaged Professional Model.

Chris Kirkham

College Could Lose Accreditation and Access To Federal Dollars | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.19.2012 | Business

In just seven years, Ashford University has grown to be one of the nation's largest for-profit colleges, morphing from a 300-student Catholic school i...

Being Queer, Going Greek

Brandon Thomas | Posted 09.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Brandon Thomas

A lot of hard work was put into bringing such an awesome organization on to MTSU's campus and there is still a lot of work to be done. But the hardest work of all has been convincing queer men to go Greek. Who can blame them?

The 10 Books You Need To Read Before College

| Posted 07.19.2012 | Teen

By Kelsey Mulvey It seems like just yesterday you were devouring SAT and ACT prep books. Now that you’re done with those less-than-stellar exams ...

What Can We Learn from University of Virginia?

Rick Mann, Ph.D. | Posted 09.18.2012 | College
Rick Mann, Ph.D.

What can we learn from UVA? When we neglect the need to be collaborative and communicative with the wide variety of stakeholders, something bad is going to happen.

In Praise of Professor Protagonists

Dave Astor | Posted 09.18.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

I like novels starring professors because they bring back memories of the ones I had in college.

Lost in Translation

Brian Rosenberg | Posted 09.17.2012 | College
Brian Rosenberg

Changes to American higher education are both important and necessary. But unless they are based on an accurate understanding of both the present and the past, they are likely to be changes for the worse.

Getting the Classes You Want

Uloop | Posted 09.17.2012 | College

Like most of you out there, I have been obsessively checking course offerings, section openings, and degree requirements hoping to emerge with my dream schedule.

London Calling! For Our Sports Management Students

Chad Barr | Posted 09.17.2012 | College
Chad Barr

The Olympics class is a piece of our unique "Sports Experience Series," a one-of-a-kind group of three-credit courses during which sports management students learn through actual, real-world experience.

The Government's Effect On Your Tuition

Uloop | Posted 09.16.2012 | College

As household incomes dwindle and job growth remains stagnant more Americans turn to higher education with the hope of increasing their slice of the American Dream, but in Florida the cost of that education is rising.

What's This Accreditation Stuff All About Anyway?

Keith Wade | Posted 09.16.2012 | College
Keith Wade

Little in higher education is more misunderstood or more important than accreditation. Opinions, misunderstandings, and lies abound.

10 Things I Wish I'd Known About Money When I Was a Teen

Natalie Pace | Posted 09.16.2012 | Money
Natalie Pace

This year, your biggest problems might be school food and scraping together enough change for a movie. However, your life as an adult is just a few years away.

GET READY! GET SET! GO FRESHMEN! How to Get a Running Start When You Arrive at College

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 09.16.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

You've already faced one of life's biggest challenges: getting into college. The next challenge is taking full advantage of everything your college has to offer you, getting good grades and also having a great time.

My Teen Campus

Robert Wyatt | Posted 09.16.2012 | College
Robert Wyatt

I didn't sign up for this, but here they are. Dozens of teenagers are bopping around our fine residential college campus this summer.

A Look into the Crystal Ball: Your Future Salary

Uloop | Posted 09.16.2012 | College

The Internet can function as a part time crystal ball thanks to sites like and, websites that deliver salary averages on almost every profession.

Power, Presidents, and the Lessons of Penn State

Mark Schulman | Posted 09.16.2012 | College
Mark Schulman

Perhaps it is when presidents -- and Boards -- stop asking questions, stop worrying about where the line of disclosure is and what side they're standing on, that evils like the situation at Penn State arise.

Reform Comes to Higher Education

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 09.15.2012 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Both online and in-person learning experiences should maximize the time students are applying new knowledge and skills, and minimize the time students are passively receiving knowledge.