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A Letter to High School Seniors of Color

Thai-Huy Nguyen | Posted 11.26.2014 | Education
Thai-Huy Nguyen

Your decision to attend college represents a chance for you to make a mark on this world -- to drastically alter our nation's landscape that is currently doing very little to support racial equality.

Higher Education in Hawai'i

Geoffrey Bannister | Posted 11.26.2014 | Hawaii
Geoffrey Bannister

Education can have an invaluable impact on individuals, families and communities. Our university was founded on the idea that the people of Hawai'i should have higher education alternatives available.

Panic at the End of the Semester

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 11.24.2014 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

Around this time of year with exams and papers looming and only a few weeks left in the term many students face panic at the end of the semester. It is academic crisis time.

How to Pick a College President

Frank H. Wu | Posted 11.24.2014 | College
Frank H. Wu

I have never been persuaded that leaders in higher education should be selected from academics. Or, more precisely, I doubt that the customary responsibilities of a faculty member prepares her to head an institution of higher education.

Gap Years: Are They Effective for Students?

Shayla R. Price | Posted 11.23.2014 | Education
Shayla R. Price

In Europe, it's been a longstanding tradition for high school students to embark on a "gap year" of traveling and volunteering before entering their...

19 Tips in 19 Tweets: College Selection Advice for the Class of 2019

Catherine McDonald Davenport | Posted 11.21.2014 | College
Catherine McDonald Davenport

The college search and application process for prospective students is really picking up speed, especially for the class of 2019. Maybe you are feeling a bit overwhelmed -- sifting through all that information?

Is Your Head of HR Thinking About Supply Chain Management?

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business
Julian L. Alssid

Amidst what seems like 1,000 panel discussions in 1,000 Washington, DC conference rooms every month, a truly revolutionary idea for unlocking business growth emerged from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation just before Thanksgiving.

Shahien Nasiripour

U.S.-Brokered Bailout Of For-Profit Colleges Treats Students 'Like Financial Assets' | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

Some 39,000 college students will soon stop making tuition payments to a company that state and federal regulators allege advertised bogus job prospec...

We Are More Than an Ivory Tower

Nancy L. Zimpher | Posted 11.20.2014 | College
Nancy L. Zimpher

The documentary Ivory Tower debuts tonight on CNN, and it identifies some very real problems with higher education in this country. It is unacceptable that we would ignore the message of Ivory Tower at our own peril.

A Master Plan Abandoned

Christina Gagnier | Posted 11.20.2014 | College
Christina Gagnier

Student fees have yet again been raised at the University of California, with the University of California Regents on the precipice of approving a plan to increase fees over the next five years, resulting in an eventual 25 percent increase from current rates.

The Three Most Important Questions You Can Ask Your Teenager

Michael Mulligan | Posted 11.24.2014 | Education
Michael Mulligan

he millennials are accomplishing great things. But too many of them look inside only to peer into a void that we, at least in part, have helped to create. In our efforts to push our kids ahead, we have forgotten to ask why pushing ahead is important in the first place.

Breaking a Silence -- Colleges and the Changing World of Work

Harry Boyte | Posted 11.19.2014 | College
Harry Boyte

Wages have been stagnate for years. As Steven Baker put it in the New York Times, the recession, "devastating for working people everywhere in America," followed decades of largely flat wages.

Here Is The Average Student Debt Burden In Each State

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business

A college degree is still immensely valuable in America, boosting lifetime earnings for people that have one. But for many students, the trade-off for...

Globally Focused Higher Education Programs Enhance the Learning Experience

Tracy Lorenz | Posted 11.18.2014 | College
Tracy Lorenz

Thanks to technological advancements, changing demographics and the globalization of brands large and small, our exposure to the world's different cultures and economies has expanded greatly.

Dr. Adjunct or: How I Learned to Stop Suffering and Love Collective Bargaining

Tracy Strauss | Posted 11.18.2014 | Education
Tracy Strauss

If university administrators continue to cling to Wall Street principles of financial greed, then faculty unions are essential for the survival of teaching and citizenship. We must work together, in solidarity, to get back to the substantive heart of higher education.

Degrees Not Debt

Lily Eskelsen Garcia | Posted 11.21.2014 | Education
Lily Eskelsen Garcia

How do you tell a promising student with the heart and mind to be a fantastic teacher that she can't afford to join us in the world's best profession?

Family Engagement and Philanthropy in a Graduate School of Psychology

Dr. David Herzog | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Dr. David Herzog

Mental illness touches all of us. Rarely does a day pass without news that highlights the need for quality mental health services across our society. One way to help is to increase graduate training opportunities for aspiring psychologists.

Training Tomorrow's Leaders in Higher Education

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 11.25.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

By the time the offer is made, the Screening Committee has assured itself that they have managed to attract a uniquely qualified candidate who represents the very best of the search firm's virtual rolodex.

Critical Thinking Skills: Higher Education Must Lead Business to Maximize Full Value of Employees

Bill Destler | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Bill Destler

Substantial long-term research and comments from employers suggest that a large portion of college and university graduates lack critical thinking skills.

How to Get What You Want in Academe

Gary A. Olson | Posted 11.16.2014 | College
Gary A. Olson

Professors may be among the most highly educated members of society, but when it comes to negotiating our daily professional relationships, we sometimes seem to check our intelligence at the door.

Love and Equity: The Genius of Silvester Henderson, Gospel Impresario and Social Activist in Public Education

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 11.14.2014 | Education
Joanna Perry-Folino

Where is hope when images of men and women are shown again and again as they're beaten, tasered or killed by police and become so commonplace that our hearts and minds become numb to it?

Survey Finds Continued Lack of Institutional Support for Part-Time Faculty

Kevin Eagan | Posted 11.13.2014 | College
Kevin Eagan

As the ranks of individuals employed in part-time academic appointments have grown, many part-time faculty lack the support of the colleges and universities where they work. A new report highlights that many part-timers even lack institutional email accounts.

Consequential Boards: Strengthening College and University Governance

Richard D. Legon | Posted 11.13.2014 | Education
Richard D. Legon

Just as corporate board members have a fiduciary duty to shareholders, college and university trustees have a duty to us all. We call upon these boards to add value where it matters most and engage in truly consequential governance.

Education Is a Becoming Process

Isa Adney | Posted 11.13.2014 | Education
Isa Adney

How do you measure who someone has become after an education, a class, a teacher, a degree? How do you measure hope, trust, citizenship, critical thinking, art, respect, self-esteem, or a desire for growth and contribution?

Renewing Higher Education's Mission of Democracy

Alan D. Solomont | Posted 11.13.2014 | Education
Alan D. Solomont

Let's begin by rekindling a public appreciation for democratic education, and let's make education for democracy central to the function of a 21st century college or university, not just an option for especially enthusiastic students.