By integrating activities in and out of the classroom into a comprehensive learning experience, engaged scholarship enhances learning and better prepares students to pursue their passions and career goals after graduation.
While in the end every school must be a good steward of its resources, a society in which any college is largely interchangeable with another will be a poorer one, and the closure of schools like Sweet Briar College moves us further in that direction.
For decades Congress has recognized that investment in higher education is the pathway to economic growth and a sustainable, healthy workforce, but last week Republicans in Congress released a budget proposal that includes about $150 billion in cuts to student financial aid.
Application season is rough on everyone. And it flat out sucks when your friends get a bunch of acceptance letters and you don't-even if you applied to completely different schools.
The recent decision by the board of trustees to close Sweet Briar College raises an important question: Is there a better way to coordinate the findings of ratings groups to assist colleges and universities going forward?
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.
Debates are sizzling about the efficacy of American education in preparing students for the global economy. Graduates face escalating competition as millions of recent job entrants hit the market from expanding middle-class economies such as India, China and Brazil.
While many argue the traditional college campus will or should become a thing of the past, I disagree. Only by meeting and sharing our experiences, often in casual conversation, do we see how alike we are and how much strength and wisdom we can share.
Nearly half of all U.S. undergraduates are enrolled in community colleges. As a nation, we must both support these institutions and challenge them to improve their record of student success if community colleges are to fulfill their potential as drivers of economic growth and social mobility.
Finally, college sexual assault is being taken seriously. Even Obama has made it a top priority for his administration, releasing guidelines on how these cases are to be treated by colleges. But, here's the problem: It's not just about college. It's also about the pervasive sexual victimization of girls in high school.
Only an education animated by belief in each person's potential can reverse the dramatic shrinkage which has been taking place in our imaginations about democracy, citizenship, and people themselves. It is crucial to remember pioneers in education for democracy who radiated such belief.
I study. I work hard. I volunteer. I did everything I was supposed to do, and yet, in two months, I will graduate from law school with an accumulated total of over a quarter million dollars in student loans.
It's a whirlwind time of a senior's life, and there's a lot of things to forget in the madness of last-semester studying, internships, clubs, and finishing that last episode on Netflix. Here's six things you need to get through it all.
In recognition of our 50th year administering the Freshman Survey at UCLA's Cooperative Institutional Research Program, we are highlighting key findings from each of the first 49 years of data collection on incoming freshman college students.
On the first stepping-stone toward social mobility -- getting a high school diploma -- the nation continues to make progress, while serious challenges remain in some states and communities.
Is it really appropriate to compare student loans with mortgages, auto loans and credit card debt? If I put on my consumer hat, it feels like we should. If I put on my economics hat though, student loans seem absurdly incomparable to practically every other form of household debt.