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Georgia Should Keep, not Drive Away, Gifted Immigrant Students

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Georgia just lost another young talent to another state. Needa Virani arrived in the U.S. at age seven. One year later she moved to Georgia and has ...

College Graduate Supply and Demand

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 10.08.2013 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

A national debate is presently being waged over the validity of the skills gap. Some are convinced it is real; others are equally convinced it is not. Allow me to suggest that these different conclusions have been reached because of different interpretations of the market.

Why You Need to Take Gen Eds and How You Can Appreciate Them

Chuck Cohn | Posted 10.07.2013 | College
Chuck Cohn

It may not feel like it now, but being able to have a wide breadth of knowledge in so many vastly different topics will prove to be incredibly beneficial to your career, whatever it may be.

Students Alone: Under Utilized, Underpaid, Under Water

Frank Islam | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Frank Islam

Congress broke for its August recess, the Senate passed and the House approved a bill that rationalized the student loan process. In spite of this, students remain alone on a number of issues that affect them and their future.

Wakefield Survey Reveals Technology in Education Impacts College Students' Pocketbooks and Performance

Sean Devine | Posted 10.06.2013 | College
Sean Devine

According to the National Retail Federation, total back-to-school and college spending is poised to surpass $72.5 billion this year. Topping the shop...

Morality Essential to Education

Len Munsil | Posted 10.06.2013 | Religion
Len Munsil

In America, biblical morality was accepted as central to educating the whole person. That is what Noah Webster, author of our Dictionary and founder of a historic university, meant when he wrote "Education is useless without the Bible."

Higher Education In The 21st Century: Is The Classroom Obsolete?

Angel Cabrera, Ph.D. | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
Angel Cabrera, Ph.D.

As universities evolve, classrooms will not disappear, but what happens in them will change dramatically. In spite of advances in distance education, learners will continue to demand physical spaces where they can interact with other learners and with faculty, where they can put their new skills into action, where they can limit distractions, and contextualize their learning socially. What they will not demand is spaces where they are simply lectured to.

Understanding Higher Education: Lessons From a British Customs Agent

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 10.06.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Let's not treat the symptoms -- high tuition sticker prices, student debt, the failure of families to save, fixed labor and land and recurring technology costs -- without understanding that the goal is to find the cause of the disease. It's important to know the facts to cure the problem.

The Top 100 Best And Most Collaborative U.S. Colleges [INFOGRAPHIC]

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business
Vala Afshar

A recent Harvard Business Review post suggested that higher education is being disrupted by 'digital natives', including K-12 institutions that ar...

An Educator-Activist Praises the Community College Movement

DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D. | Posted 10.06.2013 | College
DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D.

I believe deeply that community colleges are still part of a crucial movement in our great country -- that we are critical to the future economic health of our country and the continuation of the American Dream.

How Content Strategy Can Help Save Higher Education

Georgy Cohen | Posted 10.06.2013 | College
Georgy Cohen

Gradually, higher ed is realizing that we can't just churn out websites and jump onto social platforms and hope for the best; we have to communicate with purpose if we want to succeed.

The Story of a Generation: We Are the Unhireables

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 10.05.2013 | College
Anthony W. Orlando

This is the story of a generation. My generation. We're in our 20s and early 30s. They call us the Millennials. But lately it seems a more accurate name would be the Unhireables.

Being Pregnant With a Fetus Named "Thesis"

Jane Seo | Posted 10.05.2013 | College
Jane Seo

Sure, I will probably regret the decision when the Starbucks barista knows me by name, but I know the reward at the end -- clicking that "print" button and watching the printer spits out pages after pages of my written work -- will more than make up for the dark circles under the eyes.

Death by Diversity: Securing the Success of Minority Students and Faculty beyond Recruitment

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 08.12.2013 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

It is not unusual for colleges and universities to have aggressive diversity recruitment programs in place when it comes to students and faculty. Afte...

Business 101: Tuition In, Teaching Out

Cynthia Huggins | Posted 10.02.2013 | College
Cynthia Huggins

How can you put a price on philosophy and literature? How can you possibly consider a history class a product? We don't "sell" education, and students don't "buy" it from us. To think of education as a business, with budgets and balance sheets, is to somehow cheapen or degrade it.

Closing "Innovation Deficit" Vital to Nation's Future

M. Duane Nellis | Posted 10.02.2013 | College
M. Duane Nellis

Our nation's higher educational institutions are approaching a critical juncture in our ability to maintain and advance our research missions as globa...

The Millennials Being Left Behind [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mehroz Baig | Posted 10.02.2013 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

Individuals from the millennial generation will take over as policymakers, as heads of our institutions, as elected officials and as representatives of the private sector. And with power comes the responsibility of addressing the discrepancies we see in our systems today.

Diversity and Higher Education: Our Communities Need More Than "Narrowly Tailored" Solutions

Nancy Cantor | Posted 10.02.2013 | College
Nancy Cantor

At the risk of distracting us from devising appropriately "narrowly tailored" means for increasing diversity in higher education guided by the Fisher decision, I'd like to suggest we step back from our law books, databases, and spreadsheets and focus a moment on a thought experiment as follows.

A Science Posse Grad Finds His Voice and Faces the Hard Work Ahead

Carnegie Corporation of New York | Posted 10.01.2013 | College
Carnegie Corporation of New York

Most people would look at my interests in science and poetry and think that they represent the ultimate dichotomy of thought. On the contrary, the skills you need as a scientist and a poet are very similar.

Top Five Reasons to Choose a Women's College

Dottie L. King | Posted 10.01.2013 | College
Dottie L. King

Is a women's college relevant to the educational, social and leadership needs of today's woman? The answer is yes! As president of the oldest Cathol...

The Future of Middle School Students and The Golden State

Quentin Wilson | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Quentin Wilson

Both early childhood investments and programs for students preparing to graduate from high school may be useful, but evidence appears to call for a disproportionate investment in the outcomes of middle school students.

Will The American University System Follow In The Wake of Our Merchant Fleet?

Rear Admiral Richard Gurnon | Posted 09.30.2013 | College
Rear Admiral Richard Gurnon

If we are not careful, our exemplary higher education system will fall from global prominence in much the same way as our deep sea merchant fleet slipped from its position as first in the world.

An Appeal to LGBT Leaders: Be Bold and Believe

Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D. | Posted 09.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D.

I believe in the day when I'll stop getting calls from aspiring leaders wondering if they have to temper their passion or vision because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We need LGBT Americans, passionate and compassionate, to be at the helm of organizations.

Since You Asked, Mr. President

Mauri Ditzler | Posted 09.28.2013 | College
Mauri Ditzler

Last week I attended President Obama's speech at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. I must admit to a twinge of jealousy as I noted the subtle placement ...

Reforming the Business School, a Pure Product of American Culture

Sunmin Kim | Posted 09.24.2013 | College
Sunmin Kim

No matter whether one is a European or American business school professor, there are conditions of academia that are more conducive to intellectual freedom and thus reforming.