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Why International Students Are Flooding Public Universities In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 09.24.2014 | College

When UCLA freshmen arrive on campus in two weeks, an estimated 1 in 10 will be from outside the United States. UCLA is among the schools with the h...

The Global Search for Education: What Is the Future of Education?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.02.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Technology is the hope for many low-income students who cannot afford the more selective institutions. It's one answer to getting costs under contro...

The New American Story in a Letter to an Ex-University President: Debt

Morgan Rotondi | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Morgan Rotondi

I am now a 25-year-old woman from middle class "privilege" facing a crushing $60,000 of debt, with a 20-year loan repayment plan. I am still treading water each month, balancing multiple jobs. Is this how I am being "compensated" for my accomplishments, Mr. Reinharz?

Navigating the Rough, Uncharted Waters Ahead

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 08.25.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The promise of higher education is part of the bedrock upon which the American social contract relies. It is a "courage to lead" moment. Higher education must claim a seat at the table before the intersection of these currents impairs its ability to navigate a reasoned, principled and imaginative future.

Putting Strategy, Ambition and Guts Back Into College Fundraising

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 08.10.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

One of the fundamental mistakes made by presidents is to confuse what donors want with what their institution needs.

Survey Says . . . College Presidents Look to the Future

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 07.14.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Gallup, Inc. and the Chronicle of Higher Education released two surveys this month on what college presidents think. The results are fascinating. They speak volumes about the strength and weakness of American higher education leadership.

Something to Talk About

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 07.06.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

College and university officials must learn better how to communicate to audiences that are different from and react differently to the message that they deliver. Communication is the vehicle through which the case is made, relevancy is determined, and a future is assured.

Ready... Set... Graduate

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 04.06.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

It may be that we don't need better students. What we need instead as a country is to prepare them better to advance. If we look around, higher education may be able to find new partners to help students achieve access.

Preparing for Hard Choices

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 03.10.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

If education is to make the American dream possible, the result of the political discussions by March must be an awareness that the solution to the deficit must not lock in mediocrity to weaken it.

High Cost Of College Leads To More Support Of Online Education

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.29.2012 | College

Millennials are concerned about the high cost of college, and that worry is leading them to be more supportive online education, a new poll from North...

Don't Blame Liberal Arts Majors for High Unemployment

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 04.01.2012 | College
Mark Yzaguirre

While college students should take hiring practicalities into consideration in picking their majors, the idea that unemployment among recent college graduates is primarily a function of their choice of major is simply not true and the idea that over-education leads to unemployment isn't supported by the facts.

Why Aren't Public Universities More Transparent and Accountable?

Mike Newman | Posted 11.14.2011 | College
Mike Newman

Public universities are supposed to be providing a public good to society and therefore should be forced to be transparent with their finances and accountable for their actions. Unfortunately, they are allowed to operate under the radar.

Employment and Education: What's Not Working

Christine Brandel | Posted 08.23.2011 | College
Christine Brandel

We all want students to get great jobs and lead happy lives. But pretending that a piece of paper is all that's needed to do this is something we can no longer do. We need to stop telling students they've got to have a degree and instead tell them they've got to learn.

It's Graduation Time -- So What Do We Want From Universities?

Nancy Cantor | Posted 07.26.2011 | College
Nancy Cantor

It is tempting to turn for solutions directly to our newest graduates. Instead, it seems fairer to ask their colleges and universities how well positioned they are to help fix what ails.

What's Wrong With American Higher Education?

The Huffington Post | Danielle Wiener-Bronner | Posted 06.25.2011 | College

Most Americans believe that a college education is a prerequisite to financial success. According to a study conducted by Sallie Mae, 84 percent of st...

Excellence in Higher Education: A Proud And Meaningless Tradition

Riley Waggaman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Riley Waggaman

In these modern, consumer-savvy times hardly a day goes by without an inquisitive prospective student asking a college tour guide, "The facilities her...