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Higher Education

The Madness of Rev. Kurt Dunkle and the Trustees of General Theological Seminary

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

A few days ago, eight faculty members at the General Theological Seminary in New York went on strike until their one demand was met. What was that demand? A meeting. As of this morning, they have all been fired.

What College Can Do

Anneli Lucia Tostar | Posted 09.30.2014 | College
Anneli Lucia Tostar

If we are to press forward on issues like climate change and socioeconomic inequality and institutional violence, we need people who know how to work hard. This is something higher education teaches us.

How Hacking Education Has Taken Over Higher Education

Nisarg Patel | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Nisarg Patel

The rapid growth of collegiate hackathons over just the last few years and the popularity of personal websites has converted the student resume from cardstock to LED. Any student now has the capability to complete and share their ideas with people all over the world.

The Making of A Whole New Engineer

David Goldberg | Posted 09.29.2014 | Technology
David Goldberg

Mark Somerville and I have put the final touches on the production of our book A Whole New Engineer: The Coming Revolution in Engineering Education, a...

Academic Roundtables to Benefit Colleges and Universities (and Religious Institutions)

Kemal Argon | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Kemal Argon

Academic roundtables should be considered by top academic leaders as a very useful way to inspire, challenge, and encourage a younger generation of scholars, exposing them to a range of top and senior scholars and their ideas.

Proving Grounds for a New Model for Higher Education

Zvi Galil | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Zvi Galil

Having the MOOC coursework constitute a Georgia Tech master's degree is the only way we could have credibly put the Institute's reputation behind the rigor and quality of our online courses.

Colleges Must Learn How to Pay Their Bills

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

At many colleges, the practice is to "rob Peter to pay Paul," that is, to use the cash and credit available across all budget lines to balance the college's budget.

Harvard, Schmarvard; Why Getting Your Kids Into College Should Be the Least of Your Concerns

Michelle Rose Gilman | Posted 09.28.2014 | Parents
Michelle Rose Gilman

For some parents, college acceptance approaches the culmination of every single parenting choice ever made. It can seem the ultimate goal, the ROI of parenthood, the final gold award and the epitome of a parenting job well done.

Building the University of the Future

Vala Afshar | Posted 09.28.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

With the underlying forces of mobile, social, cloud and the rising costs of higher education coming to a head, Georgetown University appointed the former CIO for the US Marshals to lead IT and business transformation across the 225 year-old institution.

Six Critical Strategies for Increasing HBCU Retention and Graduation Rates

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 09.26.2014 | Black Voices
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

What specifically are the most successful HBCUs doing, or what can they do to increase student retention and graduation? Drawing on a combination of personal education and leadership experiences, observations and research, what follows are a five proven strategies associated with student success.

Continental-Wide Financing Needed to Strengthen African Universities, Ivorian President Says at AAI Awards Gala

Amini Kajunju | Posted 09.26.2014 | Impact
Amini Kajunju

In accepting the AAI Lifetime Achievement Award from AAI, H.E. Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, called on AAI to launch a continental-wide effort encouraging African countries to pool together their resources and establish a fund to support the organization's work.

Millennial Engagement in Midterm Elections Matters, and Here's Why

Eve Rips | Posted 09.25.2014 | Chicago
Eve Rips

This summer marks the first time that young adults like me across Illinois, who are often engaged but not always united, are putting our heads together to debate a better, more comprehensive state agenda for our peers.

Four Ways Higher Education Can Change The K-12 Equation

Dr. Rebecca L. Sherrick | Posted 09.25.2014 | Education
Dr. Rebecca L. Sherrick

It's tempting to think that we could come up with a neat, one-size-fits-all approach to curriculum and learning that gives teachers a clearer sense of what to teach and when, and policy makers a better way to assess and optimize student performance. But unfortunately, "neat and linear" is not the way today's economy works.

Doing Our Part in Preventing Campus Sexual Assaults: It's On Us

Eugene J. Cornacchia | Posted 09.25.2014 | College
Eugene J. Cornacchia

"It's on Us" sends a potent message to college students and asks that they take its four-point pledge. However, in order to truly combat this enormous problem, colleges and universities need to take this campaign pledge as well.

Getting Into College Is Easier Than You Think

John Katzman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Education
John Katzman

If you're shooting for an Ivy League school, the admission rates are dispiriting; last year, Stanford admitted only 5% of applicants, Harvard and Yale admitted 6%, and Columbia admitted 7%. As I explained recently, however, these numbers do not tell the whole story.

Will Occupy End Up Having a Bigger Impact Than the Tea Party on Real People's Lives?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

I'd have to say that rescuing people who've been taken advantage of by hustlers posing as an institution of higher education, and people who've been crushed by bills they've had to pay to get the health care all of us deserve, is a far more morally sound thing to do. And it's having a much bigger impact.

Finding The Right People: A Challenge In Transforming Industries

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

The increasingly challenging operating environment is very likely an additional driver for higher turnover. These jobs are not easy.

Colleges Prepare Athletes for Bad Behavior in the NFL

Dr. Alan Kadish | Posted 09.22.2014 | Sports
Dr. Alan Kadish

The NFL may be the subject of most of the upsetting headlines, but look closely and you'll see that their understudies in college don't shine in comparison. Many big-sport schools fail to educate student-athletes on proper behavior.

Recognizing the Critical Importance of AANAPISIs

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

Higher education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity for a talented few; rather, it is a prerequisite for the growing jobs of the new economy.

The Vision Thing in Higher Education

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 09.22.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Finding a good college president is a little like choosing the right college. You know it when you feel it.

Education With a Debt Sentence

Astra Taylor | Posted 09.22.2014 | College
Astra Taylor

The mantra is everywhere: a college education is the only way to climb out of poverty and create a better life. For-profit schools allow Wall Street investors and corporate executives to cash in on this faith.

Teaching the Next Generation of Leaders

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 09.19.2014 | College
Ola Ojewumi

As children we are taught to be leaders and not followers. In real life, there is no blueprint for successful leadership. We all have an image in our ...

Civility and Its Discontents

Brian Rosenberg | Posted 09.19.2014 | College
Brian Rosenberg

So long as no actual harm is caused and no one's opportunity to live and work in safety is threatened, rudeness, coarseness, and other varieties of incivility should not be forcibly excluded from a college community

Options to Reduce Higher Education Textbook Costs

S. L. Young | Posted 09.19.2014 | College
S. L. Young

Paying for higher education is a major life expense and investment; however, the unknown costs to pay for textbooks can be overwhelming.

Reinventing Law School

Michael Dillon | Posted 09.18.2014 | College
Michael Dillon

According to a new analysis by the National Law Journal, applications to U.S. law schools have declined by more than 37 percent since 2010. It's easy to see why.