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What's up with test-optional admissions policies?

W. Kent Barnds | Posted 09.06.2016 | Education
W. Kent Barnds

Any student (or parent of a student) beginning the college search process is probably aware that the SAT and ACT often play a big role in the college ...

What's Behind Failures in College Governance? Lack of Education

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 08.15.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

In September 2012, I chose to begin to contribute to the national conversation about higher education by tackling the concept of leadership in one of ...

What in the World Is Trump University?

Kicker | Posted 06.03.2016 | College

Donald Trump speaking at a real university, Iowa State University. (Alex Hanson/Wikimedia) Another scandal has hit Donald Trump. This time, it's a c...

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Undermine Your Leadership Integrity

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2016 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

When you possess leadership integrity, people trust your decisions. They understand you have a vision, and because of your positive influence they take ownership in the plan, the process and the product.

Making Your Career a Vocation, Not Simply a Job

Thomas M. Mengler | Posted 05.01.2016 | College
Thomas M. Mengler

The recently much-maligned liberal arts curriculum, taken seriously, is a ticket not only to a first job after graduation, but to a leadership position in the most challenging professions.

Higher Ed In 2050: Why The Future Is Not As Bleak As Many Believe

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 05.20.2015 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

It's easy to read this as a higher-ed utopia. That's far from the case. There are bound to be plenty of political battles, turf wars, and arguments about what actually constitutes "best" learning. Many schools we know today will have closed.

Failure to Launch: The Federal Plan for Higher Education Accountability

Robert C. Pianta | Posted 03.10.2015 | Education
Robert C. Pianta

We are well aware of the critiques of higher education, and with the cost of college rising faster than health care, it should come as no surprise parents and taxpayers feel they are not getting their money's worth.

Will the Echo Boomer Generation Save Graduate Business Education?

John T. Delaney | Posted 09.14.2014 | Education
John T. Delaney

The best answer to the debt question is that business schools will have made the appropriate adjustments in curricula, experience-based learning opportunities and theory/practice mix in order to give students the skills needed to command higher compensation premiums at work.

Latino Students Lead in College Acceptance and High School Dropout

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.13.2014 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

FlickrCC/Spit-Fire By Cassandra Leyva Gutierrez For the first time, more Latinos were accepted into University of California schools than their white ...

Common Core Is Common Sense for Higher Ed

Nancy L. Zimpher | Posted 08.04.2014 | Education
Nancy L. Zimpher

The Common Core standards and new assessments aligned with the standards represent our best hope for driving meaningful improvement across K-12 and higher education.

A New Gallup Survey Says Colleges and Employers Disagree About How Workforce-Ready Graduates Are -- Who's Right?

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 04.29.2014 | College
Julian L. Alssid

Today's employers are expecting practical skills, not just theory -- proof of an ability to learn, but also a proven ability to execute. And they aren't getting it.

Where Is the Netflix for College Textbooks?

Dean Florez | Posted 04.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Dean Florez

Where is the technology fix or app for skyrocketing textbooks? Where are the barbarians at the gate? Those Silicon Valley warriors that took down Motown, turned my neighborhood Borders into a laundromat, eliminated Kodak AND my camera?

Faculty, Unions and the Future of American Higher Education

John T. Delaney | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
John T. Delaney

This has the potential to cause the United States' higher education system to become stuck. Debates over MOOCs and other changes to the delivery of education are only symptoms of the underlying battles to come.

The Meaning of Libraries

Michael Benson | Posted 02.08.2014 | College
Michael Benson

I believe we should require that each student enter the library and leave with something in return. Perhaps a book or periodical or journal is checked out -- other times students come and go with only their notebooks and backpacks.

I Told You So: The Common App Hammers Home the Side Effects of Procrastination

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 12.15.2013 | College
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

At the risk of sounding all doom and gloom, sometimes you need to anticipate potential disasters to keep you on a timely track.

Why Alumni Salaries Matter and Why Some Colleges Wish They Didn't

Lydia Frank | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Lydia Frank

So, what's the solution? Measure nothing and continue to see our college graduates move back home with their parents after school under a mountain of student-loan debt? Know yourself? How about support yourself?

Much aMOOC About Nothing?

John T. Delaney | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
John T. Delaney

The real reform to higher education is going to occur as the balance between in-person and technology-enhanced education is refined. Successful MOOCs will demonstrate where such refinement is occurring.

Big Dreams for a New Kind of Education on a Campus in Chile

David D. Burstein | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
David D. Burstein

Unlike traditional higher education institutions which have to focus on rankings and faculty publication rates or start-up incubators which have to focus on exits and financing, Exosphere's only mandate is to focus on the whole student.

Race and College

Dr. Carol E. Quillen | Posted 09.02.2013 | College
Dr. Carol E. Quillen

If the 5-4 Voting Rights Act decision lays bare a stark national divide, Fisher v. University of Texas, at 7-1, sends a different message. It serves as an invitation to investigate how racial diversity uniquely improves student outcomes and promotes the public good.

The Art of the Common App College Essay

Roger Ochoa | Posted 08.04.2013 | College
Roger Ochoa

If brevity is the soul of wit, then recent changes to the Common Application essay could be the limbs and outward flourishes. Tedious? Yes. Impertinent? No.

Creating Their Own Opportunities

Donna Randall | Posted 06.25.2013 | College
Donna Randall

The view that Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg advocates in her new book, Lean In, has been a matter of considerable debate. But her basic point resonates: Women must take charge of their own futures. So, how does her message translate for women now in college?

If We Cannot Teach, You Can Keep Your Online Revolution

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Robert E. Johnson

Yes, colleges must explore the power of online learning, but it is not enough to build Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and declare victory.

MOOCs: A Design Question to Consider

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 06.07.2013 | Impact
Marcus T. Wright

MOOCs (massive open online courses) is a relatively recent method of educational delivery -- where thousands of people across the world can access college-level courses for free anywhere there is an internet connection -- is being hailed by some as a revolution, and by others as a fad.

My Goldilocks Story of College Majors

Catherine Seraphin | Posted 02.16.2013 | College
Catherine Seraphin

Some students are lucky -- they know exactly what they want to do practically from the womb. As for the rest of us, it can be a very lengthy process of self-discovery before you realize what you're meant to do.

Engineering the Student Experience

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 01.13.2013 | College
Robert E. Johnson

For students, the real-world institutional experience -- the socialization, the sheer human contact with peers, faculty, and the institution at large -- can be one of the richest and most rewarding aspects of the college years.