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Should Money Be the Deciding Factor in Your Child's College Choice?

Jodi Okun | Posted 04.17.2014 | College
Jodi Okun

May 1 is just around the corner. This is traditionally the final deadline for high school seniors to decide which financial aid package they are going to accept to attend college in the fall.

The Brave New World of Campus Life

Paul Stoller | Posted 04.17.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) recently released a report that compares faculty and administrator compensation. It comes as...

Elite Education Is Affordable After All! (Just Not for Americans)

Steve Nelson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

Under the banner of globalism or multiculturalism, American educational institutions are engaged in a tangled and controversial web of international arrangements.

Global Education and Corporate Leaders Gather to Prepare for College 2025

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.16.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Education, corporate and philanthropic leaders from around the world who met in Essex, NY at a two-day Summit believe that many colleges will be unrec...

Measuring the 'Value' of Higher Education

Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D. | Posted 04.15.2014 | College
Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D.

In nearly all aspects of life, we want our time and money spent well. Same is true for those in pursuit of higher education.

College for the Rich

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Carlos, along with millions of others, is realizing that because of our unwillingness to fund public higher education, the promise of college is a lie.

Colleges: Evolve or Become Irrelevant

Tracy Lorenz | Posted 04.14.2014 | Education
Tracy Lorenz

By understanding a path to a degree can involve myriad twists and turns, we are better equipped to develop offerings that effectively help students learn and succeed.

No More Alma Maters?

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

We must work together to fix the problems of accountability, accessibility and affordability of higher education for all people living in the United States.

The Cost-Effective Hot Potato

Bob Cowser | Posted 04.14.2014 | Education
Bob Cowser

I understood legacy -- I was likely teaching in prisons because my father had done it in my childhood. I remember he drove a car from the motor pool of the small southern university where he taught to a state prison two hours away to teach composition to inmates.

The New Gender Gap: It's Not What You Might Expect

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Jack E. Kosakowski

For decades, women were underrepresented in American universities and the U.S. is still working to find more balance in its workforce. But could the status quo be flipped on its head in our lifetime?

Challenging the Value of College Athletics

Dr. Alan Kadish | Posted 04.11.2014 | Education
Dr. Alan Kadish

I'm not implying that intercollegiate athletics should be abolished, but limits on scholarships, spending on athletic programs, physical education staff salary and ancillary income could restore the appropriate balance.

Bridging the Gap From Poverty to Independence

Gretchen Natter | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Gretchen Natter

To create lasting, positive impact in our communities, we need to challenge volunteers to become allies, creating deep understanding of systemic change needed while building relationships across socioeconomic divides and achieving results for families.

Climate Change, Media, Psychology & the Denial of Death

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

On the standard, commercial television channels we hear about extreme weather virtually every single day. Droughts in the southwest hardly seen since...

The Perfect Storm: Factors Driving the Future of American Higher Education

Dr. Kevin Manning | Posted 04.09.2014 | College
Dr. Kevin Manning

Higher education is a mature industry that is on the cusp of major transformations in the next two decades, and every college and university will need to prepare to maintain their quality, efficiency and relevancy in this climate.

Taxation Without Representation 2014

Courtney McKinney | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Courtney McKinney

I know it does not bode well that at 24 I am this jaded about the political process. I have had enough of politicians not listening to me and the rest of us while they continue to act as they please.

College Learning and the Digital Age

Seamus Carey, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | College
Seamus Carey, Ph.D.

Given the need for this shift in college students, digital learning presents both a danger and an opportunity. The danger of the digital world is that it closes students off from the shift that is required if students are to become serious learners.

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

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.09.2014 | 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.

Beyond Volunteering

Janet Riggs | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Janet Riggs

National Volunteer Week provides a time for honoring volunteers and a time to reflect upon the impact of public service in this country.

A Message to Parents: How Families Contribute to College Costs

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 04.08.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

It's early April and most students have received word from the colleges and universities to which they applied. They - and their families - have reac...

Mindful Teaching

Ira Israel | Posted 04.07.2014 | Education
Ira Israel

You can inspire people to want to change, learn, evolve, grow, try new solutions, gently test the borders of their comfort zones, and transform.

Embracing a Different Way to Learn

Jonathan M. Brand | Posted 04.04.2014 | College
Jonathan M. Brand

During a recent dinner, a Cornell College mathematics faculty member recounted a moment when he knew that our One Course At A Time curriculum --where...

Admitted to All 8 Ivies: What It Really Means

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 04.05.2014 | College
Erika Oppenheimer

The reason that Kwasi's success doesn't depend on which school he attends is because Kwasi has cracked the "big secret" that I hope to instill in every one of my students: ultimately, the power to succeed lies in you.

How Does Race Affect the Gender Wage Ga

Catherine Hill | Posted 04.04.2014 | Women
Catherine Hill

Race and ethnicity have always created a dividing line in the United States, and it's no different with the gender pay gap.

The Real Madness: College Athletes Who Can't Read

Eric Cooper | Posted 04.04.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

The real tragedy is the lost opportunity for colleges to help change for the better the trajectory of college athletes' academic careers, even for those who were passed through deficient middle and high schools.

Choosing a College: Advice to My Son

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 04.03.2014 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

I can't claim any credit for his final decision to attend a small liberal arts college, but I thought other parents who are facing a similar situation might like to see a shortened version of the letter I sent to my son more than twenty years ago.