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ROI And The Value Of Higher Education

John A. Roush | Posted 07.13.2016 | Education
John A. Roush

Are we headed down the wrong path to look at a college degree only in terms of dollars and cents? Should learning be reduced to a focus on its monetary value?

Ideas To Help Corporations Innovate Like Startups

Craig Zamary | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Craig Zamary

"It's not just a problem at companies known for poor management. Even businesses that are well versed in the best management practices can, without realizing it, generate an environment hostile to innovation."

A Coach for Every Low Income Student

Jim McCorkell | Posted 06.14.2016 | College
Jim McCorkell

Do you remember what inspired you to go to college? Take a minute, think back, and see if you can recall the specific moment. Maybe it was your firs...

Student Debt? Economy? What's Behind Drop In College Enrollment?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.13.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Reporting in CNN Money, Heather Long notes that college enrollments have been dropping since 2010. By the fall of 2014, they were more than 800,000 fewer students than in 2010.

Student Loan Debt: Is College Tuition Worth the Cost?

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.07.2016 | College

By Charlene Oldham, Contributor As many 2016 high school graduates prepare for college, many students are wondering if they should go to college at ...

Access, Affordability and Survival in American Higher Education

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.06.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) published its report on tuition and revenue trends last month. NACUBO su...

How College Kills Purpose

Zach Mercurio | Posted 05.24.2016 | College
Zach Mercurio

Students, by actively choosing for themselves not to try and fit into what society has prescribed for them, may indeed be at the forefront of our species' advancement. They may be the thinkers, innovators, and trailblazers. For they have asked "why." It's time for colleges to do the same.

An Open Letter to America's Rising Scholars, Low-Income Graduates of 2016

Jim McCorkell | Posted 05.19.2016 | College
Jim McCorkell

I am curious; did you scan the crowd at your graduation ceremony and wonder how many of your fellow graduates grew up low income? Did you spend a minute thinking about the low-income peers who began the first year of college with you but slipped away as you persisted? I know I had.

Dissatisfaction That Launched a Company

Carol J. Carter | Posted 04.18.2016 | Business
Carol J. Carter

One of GlobalMindED's core beliefs is that the effective use of technology in and out of the classroom has the best potential to deepen learning from kindergarten through college--and thereby increase access, equity and opportunity for students of all backgrounds.

Tuition in Wonderland: Higher Education Funding in Europe and the United States

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 03.29.2016 | Education
Kurt Ellenberger

College tuition and student loans have been in the news a great deal in recent years, largely because of the alarming amount of student debt in the Un...

Are the Arts and Humanities Worth Your Investment? Making the Case for Our Shared Health and Wealth

Christine Henseler | Posted 03.25.2016 | Business
Christine Henseler

Our shared belief in the benefits of the Arts and Humanities can be found in the practices of our institutions of higher learning, in our communities, our businesses, and our next generation of young people.

A Game Changer for Students and Counselors

Julie Vivian | Posted 03.23.2016 | Education
Julie Vivian

As an advisor, I can forward on every scholarship opportunity in the world and encourage my students to apply for any program they find, but with increasing competition and even higher expectations, it is very difficult to rely on "winning" scholarship money or qualifying for grants amongst a field of so many other competitive applicants.

What's 'Free'? Democrats Espousing a Republican Worldview

Kathleen Frydl | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Frydl

In spite of the impressive achievements tuition-free public higher education and other programs like it, Secretary Clinton and the Democrats affiliated with her campaign continue to subvert the political conversation by characterizing tax revenues spent on ordinary Americans as "free," denigrating these programs as some sort of hand-out.

What Berkeley's budget cuts tell us about America's public universities

The Conversation US | Posted 02.29.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

Brendan Cantwell, Michigan State University The University of California at Berkeley recently announced a financial restructuring due to mounting str...

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

André Dua | Posted 01.26.2016 | College
André Dua

The combination of rapidly rising college prices and rapidly declining perceived value of their product has an inevitable result: widespread customer dissatisfaction. Today, nearly 40 percent of graduates say their student loan debt isn't worth it.

State Loan Forgiveness Programs Are a Poor Response to Crushing Student Loan Debt

Bob Hildreth | Posted 01.22.2016 | College
Bob Hildreth

Rather than being occupationally broad-based, a survey of the state programs shows that the majority of the loan relief programs are limited to a very narrow segment of the workforce.

The Truth About Loan Forgiveness, Cancellation and Discharge

Equal Justice Works | Posted 01.15.2016 | College
Equal Justice Works

It's not a myth! Every student loan borrower has to repay their debt, even if they are unable to find a job after graduating or didn't graduate at all. However, some repayment options can lead to your federal student loans being forgiven, canceled, or discharged.

Creative Giving: Givling's Trivia- and Crowdfunding-Based Solution to Student Debt

Carol J. Carter | Posted 01.04.2016 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

Over the next few weeks, in the spirit of the holidays, I'll be featuring different ways you can give to causes that can improve the world through solving a specific problem.

Six Common Myths About Higher Education

Gary A. Olson | Posted 11.22.2015 | College
Gary A. Olson

Higher education issues are a matter of public debate at unprecedented levels. Practically every day lately you can pick up a newspaper and find an article on college affordability, or graduation rates or campus sexual assault, or the right to carry firearms on campus.

The Global Search for Education: The New Higher Ed

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.08.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Members of our Founding Class have secured internships and positions at Ashoka, Learn Capital, Santa Fe Institute, Uber, and other great institutions...

The Real Burden of Debt for Female Students

Christie Garton | Posted 10.29.2015 | College
Christie Garton

This burden has left the U.S. female graduate with over $28,000 in student loan debt, according to The Institute for College Data and Statistics. Moreover, a new report from the Brookings Institution points out that this student debt average is quadruple the amount that it was just 12 years ago.

Are Private Colleges Too Expensive?

Gary A. Olson | Posted 10.23.2015 | College
Gary A. Olson

Most people believe that private college tuition is astronomical while public college tuition is always affordable. This may be true in some cases, but certainly not all. Let me use my own institution, Daemen College, as an example.

College Scorecard Misses Opportunity to Make Key Point: Borrowing and Repayment Are Married

Karen Gross | Posted 10.20.2015 | College
Karen Gross

We shouldn't separate the front end and back end conversations about the costs of education. It is time to link borrowing with repayment at the front end. Then, and only then, will we be able to truly look at college affordability

US Losing Its Dominance in Global Higher Education Market

The Conversation US | Posted 10.14.2015 | Education
The Conversation US

The media frequently reports on the number of international students studying in the United States. And that is exactly how we tend to think about it - students from other countries coming to the US. Yet, a growing number of US students are now looking overseas for their college degree.

College Textbooks: Do You Get What You Pay For?

Nicole Allen | Posted 10.08.2015 | College
Nicole Allen

students assigned free, open textbooks do as well or better than their peers in terms of grades, course completion, and other measures of academic success. If traditional textbooks are not producing better outcomes, then what exactly are students paying for?