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Higher Education

Colleges and the Hotel Business

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 11.23.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Let's agree to deepen the social contract that governs the teachable moments beyond the classroom. But, for goodness sake, let's not break the bank when available resources are better placed with faculty and students.

Myths That Limit Equal Access to Quality Higher Education

Lynda Weinman | Posted 11.23.2013 | College
Lynda Weinman

I know we need to find a better way to even the educational opportunity playing field, but raising tuition for engineering students and continuing to perpetuate myths around learning and earning intensifies rather than solves our nation's problems.

Social Entrepreneurship Education: Helping Our Students Make a Difference

Rumeet Billan | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Rumeet Billan

It is through social entrepreneurship education that we not only impact the lives of our students, we impact those whose lives they change.

Literature, What Is It Good For?

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 11.23.2013 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

Recently, there has been another outbreak of public debate regarding what value, if any, the teaching of the liberal arts in general, and literature in particular, stills hold for college students.

Of MOOCs and Technology: Why True Education Is Not Content Delivery

William Astore | Posted 11.21.2013 | Technology
William Astore

Today's students don't need more technology; they don't need more PowerPoint and computer-based learning platforms. What they need are enthusiastic and talented and creative teachers and professors who see education not as a job but as a calling.

Race to the Top: A Step in the Right Direction

Quentin Wilson | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Quentin Wilson

Walk into your local school district office over the next week and, chances are, you will run into an administrator (or four) rushing to meet the October 3 deadline for submitting the district's Race To The Top (RTT) application.

The Link Between Civil Rights And Higher Education

VOXXI | John Benson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Latino Voices

There is no better time than Hispanic Heritage Month to examine the current state of Latino civil rights as it relates to higher education. Specifi...

The College Lifestyle Challenges for Students With Disabilities

Helen Okobokekeimei | Posted 11.20.2013 | College
Helen Okobokekeimei

College students may have disabilities despite their youth. College administrators and officials, staff members, professors and non-disabled students should get real and accommodate students with disabilities with eagerness and empathy.

Beyond the Ivory Tower: Higher Education and The Franklin Project

Mark D. Gearan | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Mark D. Gearan

Fall is a season full of hope and promise on college and university campuses when students arrive to begin a new academic year. They bring with them energy, talent and exuberance for their academic and co-curricular interests, and, increasingly, they bring a deeply held belief in their responsibilities to one another and their communities.

For Tomorrow's World, Should Engineers Study a Little Art History?

Jean Johnson | Posted 11.19.2013 | College
Jean Johnson

Newly-minted petroleum engineers can expect to start out at about $100,000 per year. At the other end of the spectrum are students with degrees in social work, elementary education, and child and family studies. Their starting salaries are just over $30,000.

Liberally Educating China

Bobby Fong | Posted 11.19.2013 | College
Bobby Fong

The U.S. is tending toward an education that the Chinese have found wanting, at a time when China is seeking to understand liberal education.

Is an Education in the Liberal Arts Important?

Dr. John Ebersole | Posted 11.19.2013 | College
Dr. John Ebersole

The results of two separate surveys were announced the week of September 16 that provide very interesting insights into the American job market.

What It Takes -- How to Green the Ivory Towers of Higher Education

Ruth A. Johnston, Ph.D. | Posted 11.18.2013 | College
Ruth A. Johnston, Ph.D.

Over the past 10 months, we've offered a variety of views on the role of higher education in global sustainability efforts. Focusing on the Universi...

Leading the Charge: The Faculty's Role in Governance

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 11.18.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

To take the seat at the governance table in the 21st century, American higher education must develop faculties that teach locally but think globally. The faculty must see the world beyond the college gates.

The 5 Browns on College Admission, Juilliard and Creating a Great Music Portfolio

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

Poised for the release of their new album The Rite of Spring and a Carnegie Hall debut this October, the classical siblings shared their secrets for college admission success.

Higher Education's Train to Nowhere

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
Paul Stoller

The university-as-corporation threatens to undermine the foundation of a world-class system of education and diminish the quality of our future social life.

IU Pride: Launching a National LGBT Scholarship Campaign

Lauren Robel | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
Lauren Robel

Even in a world where our Supreme Court offers "a new perspective, new insight" on questions of sexual and gender differences, some students still are estranged from their families due to their sexual orientation or gender identity -- students who would be forced to drop out of school without help.

Fire the Reformers! Education Should Develop Individuals, Not Worker Bees

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 11.17.2013 | Impact
Joseph W. Gauld

Education today is a terrible violation of every student's individuality and spirit. They are all cast in a formulaic worker-bee system designed to increase their value to the nation's workforce. Each student is unique; our goal should be helping them.

Religious Pluralism, Global Peace, and Higher Education

Joseph L. Subbiondo | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
Joseph L. Subbiondo

Whether or not one has a religion is not important. What is important is to recognize that the majority of people in the world do practice a religion -- and that their beliefs can be a force for good as well as evil.

It's Too Late, Baby

Dr. Robert Weisbuch | Posted 11.17.2013 | Books
Dr. Robert Weisbuch

Some people might invoke Carole King's lyric -- "It's too late, baby, now it's too late" -- to characterize college itself, given the wasteful last half of high school's senior year.

The Hispanic Moment

Marta Tienda | Posted 11.17.2013 | Latino Voices
Marta Tienda

We all win if we embrace, "The Hispanic Moment." We must invest in second and third generation Latino youth and simultaneously promote their assent to the middle class and create workers to offset the costs of a graying society.

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.

Higher Ed Outcome That May Overshadow All

Donna Randall | Posted 11.16.2013 | College
Donna Randall

In addition to providing a solid academic foundation, we must ensure that we have robust career development offices that can assess and inventory student interests and talents early in their college career and help them craft an individualized four-year plan to explore options and opportunities.

Are College Grads Overqualified and Under-prepared?

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 11.16.2013 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Given the new -- and continually changing -- types of skills currently in demand, it is not clear what the ideal path is for high school graduates. But what does seem clear is that we need an expanded conception of what constitutes higher education.

Opening Doors

Lee D. Lambert | Posted 11.13.2013 | College
Lee D. Lambert

It is essential for adult education and community colleges to partner to provide clear articulation paths, and for adult education courses to prepare students for college or careers without the need for remediation.