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Sparks Fly: Competency-Based Education Catches

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 04.15.2015 | College
Julian L. Alssid

Our educational outcomes -- particularly for lower-wage workers -- remain abysmal. And, our quality of life is suffering -- the Social Progress Index 2015 ranks the U.S. 16th in the world on that measure. And, yet, I see a glimmer of hope.

GOP Would Freeze Pell Grants For 10 Years, Despite Program Not Keeping Up With Cost Of College

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 03.18.2015 | College

WASHINGTON -- Kicking off what will likely be months of contentious budget battles, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday releas...

Tyler Kingkade

College Presidents Are Clueless About Sexual Assault On Campus

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.16.2015 | College

College and university presidents largely think their campuses are free of problems with sexual assault, a new Inside Higher Ed survey shows. Seven...

For-Profit College Investor Now Owns Controlling Share of Leading Education Trade Publication

David Halperin | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
David Halperin

There has been no public announcement, but the Quad Partners website now lists Inside Higher Ed as one of its investments, among a range of education-related companies, including for-profit trade schools.

Higher Ed Lobbyists Put Focus On PR Damage, Not Victims, In Webinar For Colleges

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 06.04.2014 | College

WASHINGTON -- Over the objections of Senator Claire McCaskill, the American Council on Education has been keeping secret the advice it gave members ab...

Take the Time to Know Your Students, Even If You're Famous

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Lev Raphael

When you teach, isn't it better to assume less and try to enjoy more? Otherwise, you're turning the classroom into an echo chamber.

Report Highlights Plight Of Adjunct Instructors

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 01.24.2014 | College

WASHINGTON -- It's time for Congress to pay attention to the abuse of adjunct faculty members, and the way their poor working conditions impact not on...

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.

Controversial Campus Debit Card Company Nears Settlement

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 11.06.2013 | College

Higher One, the large but often controversial provider of debit cards on college campuses, has reached a preliminary agreement to pay $15 million to s...

Not Too Expensive To Improve Adjunct Professor Working Conditions: Report

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 10.16.2013 | College

Collecting better data on adjunct employment on campus. Inviting adjuncts to participate in departmental meetings and curriculum design. Some of the b...

A MOOC Backlash?

Jonathan Haber | Posted 07.21.2013 | College
Jonathan Haber

Unlike a scientific experiment that can keep controls and treated samples isolated in separate test tubes, the MOOC experiment is playing out in one of the messier corners of the already messy real world: academia.

New Survey Finds College Administrators Ditching Tenure

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2013 | College

College administrators will continue to rely heavily on adjunct instructors and faculty who won't be eligible for tenure, according to a new poll of h...

Growth For Online Learning

Posted 01.09.2013 | College

MOOCs may have snared most of the headlines, but traditional, credit-based online learning continued to chug along just fine last year, thank you very...

Higher Tech Meets Higher Ed

Robin Raskin | Posted 02.22.2013 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Silicon Valley thrives on disruption; academia thrives on tradition. That's a recipe for tension.

So How Much Debt Is Reasonable? - Survey

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.04.2012 | College

A majority of admissions directors at public and private colleges think it's fine if their students graduate with a student debt load in the five figu...

College Readiness Goes Beyond Academic Skills

| Joanne Jacobs | Posted 11.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Community College Spotlight blog. While "students need strong academic skills to succeed ...

Paul Ryan's Views And Record On Higher Education

www.insidehighered.com | Posted 08.14.2012 | College

With the selection of Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate Saturday morning, presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney made federal spending -- ...

In College Admissions, Money Shouldn't Be Everything

Krystie Yandoli | Posted 11.23.2011 | College
Krystie Yandoli

Counselors might think that recruiting students with the ability to pay tuition in full and seeking them out in admissions pools is necessary for their own school's survival, but they're creating and reinforcing a serious class issue in America's higher education system.

Want To Get Into A Good College? It Pays To Have Money

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 11.21.2011 | College

Admissions counselors like to talk about finding the right "fit" for applicants -- a great match between a student's educational and other goals and a...

Lecture Clickers Experience BIG Change

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 08.23.2011 | College

Given a choice, would college students prefer to pay for more than one type of remote-controlled in-class voting device, a.k.a. "clicker"; carry more ...

Do Mission Statements Matter?

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 08.20.2011 | College

University of Rochester Provost Ralph W. Kuncl wanted something else in 2009 when he began the process of creating the first universitywide mission st...

Two Words That Might Get You Kicked Out Of College

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 07.05.2011 | College

A computer science professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, feeling isolated and alienated in a department where he was a poor fit, referr...

Presidential Twitter Doppelgangers Amuse, Confuse

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 06.18.2011 | College

"Call your state legislator and tell them not to take any money from #UNH," wrote the Twitter user @PrezHuddleston on Friday. "One phone call can make...

College Students Fail To Grasp Research Paper Citations

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 06.11.2011 | College

ATLANTA -- An analysis of research papers written in first-year composition courses at 15 colleges reveals that many students simply copy chunks of te...

The Philosophy Department: A Sexual Harassment Battleground?

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 05.31.2011 | College

Let's say there is a scholar in your field who is known to harass women. Maybe you witnessed an incident. Maybe you heard from friends who were his vi...