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Chris Kirkham

Senate Report Lambasts For-Profit Colleges, Lax Regulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business

After a two-year investigation of the for-profit higher education industry, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) on Monday unveiled an exhaustive report on the co...

Chris Kirkham

For-Profit College Executives Paid On Profit, Not Student Success

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.28.2012 | Business

Top executives at major for-profit colleges take in millions of dollars in annual compensation -- primarily from taxpayer subsidies -– yet most of t...

What Can We Learn From Penn State?

Rick Mann, Ph.D. | Posted 09.25.2012 | College
Rick Mann, Ph.D.

For those who lead, teach, and work at colleges and universities, there are some lessons that we can learn from this difficult chapter in American higher education.

Below the Waterline: A Deep Dive to Rethink Engineering Education

David Goldberg | Posted 09.15.2012 | Education
David Goldberg

If the goal is to educate people for a full life, then we need to broaden our focus and educate in the areas that don't involve known facts. In other words, we need to look below the waterline.

The Harsh Reality of Being an Unemployed College Graduate

Nicholas Parco | Posted 09.23.2012 | College
Nicholas Parco

Here's to hoping I can get hired somewhere soon so maybe I can pay off the student loans before my hair begins to gray.

Massive Online Open Courses: From McLuhan to MOOC

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 09.22.2012 | Education
Jonathan D. Moreno

The precise contours of the massive online open courses experience and its implications for higher education remain a mystery to everyone, including the investors, institutions and instructors.

Company Fined For Milking Money From Already Broke Students

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 09.19.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — Higher One Holdings Inc. is preparing to pay a fine to federal regulators investigating fees the company charged to college student...

Can the Engaged Professional-School Model Close the Value Gap?

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 09.18.2012 | College
Michele Nealon-Woods

For those of us charged with preparing tomorrow's workforce, we need to embrace this change and begin to innovate at every level to meet the changing expectations among students, parents and the public. One solution we may consider is The Engaged Professional Model.

Chris Kirkham

College Could Lose Accreditation and Access To Federal Dollars

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.19.2012 | Business

In just seven years, Ashford University has grown to be one of the nation's largest for-profit colleges, morphing from a 300-student Catholic school i...

What Can We Learn from University of Virginia?

Rick Mann, Ph.D. | Posted 09.18.2012 | College
Rick Mann, Ph.D.

What can we learn from UVA? When we neglect the need to be collaborative and communicative with the wide variety of stakeholders, something bad is going to happen.

Another Take on Penn State

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 09.17.2012 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

How is it that such respected people at Penn State could, in good conscience, look the other way as these kids were being abused? Was this an anomaly?

What's This Accreditation Stuff All About Anyway?

Keith Wade | Posted 09.16.2012 | College
Keith Wade

Little in higher education is more misunderstood or more important than accreditation. Opinions, misunderstandings, and lies abound.

What Students Are Really Being Taught

Taylor Brorby | Posted 09.16.2012 | College
Taylor Brorby

What is needed in education is a radical shift away from systematically educating for success to educating on how best to help others and create sustainable civilizations on our finite planet.

Reform Comes to Higher Education

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 09.15.2012 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Both online and in-person learning experiences should maximize the time students are applying new knowledge and skills, and minimize the time students are passively receiving knowledge.

Tyler Kingkade

Penn State Serves As Nationwide Wake-Up Call

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.16.2012 | College

In the wake of last week's damning report on Penn State's internal response to the conduct of one-time assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, the un...

Advancing Leadership Through Education

Adam Weinberg | Posted 09.15.2012 | College
Adam Weinberg

In its essence, leadership is about putting theory into practice -- figuring out what needs to be done, learning how to do it, but then finding the motivation to take meaningful action.

Online Classrooms: Trash or Treasure?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 09.12.2012 | College
Victor M. Feraru

Any sensitive theatergoer will tell you that live theater is a completely different experience than watching the same thing on TV or your computer screen. Can the energy that an inspiring teacher calls forth be funneled into a computer screen?

My Journey Journalism

Huw L. Hopkins | Posted 09.11.2012 | College
Huw L. Hopkins

Newspapers were not just looking for people with experience, they wanted their upstarts to have training, but by doing a now clearly useless degree, had I missed my chance? Not if I had anything to do with it.

Joy Resmovits

College Completion Increasing At Glacial Pace

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.12.2012 | Education

The number of Americans with college degrees is inching up slowly, with about 100,000 more students holding post-secondary degrees in 2010 than the ye...

Obama vs. Romney: Strategies to Capture Critical Boomers in Battleground States

Brent Green | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Brent Green

America today is politically divided among all age segments. However, older voters have some problems of unique concern, informed by generation and current life circumstances, thus inviting attention when campaigns target advertising.

Jane Addams, Education and the 'Snare of Preparation'

Michael Roth | Posted 09.10.2012 | College
Michael Roth

Liberal education today should prepare students for life, and many colleges have been increasingly focused on doing a better job of helping them transition from campus to life after graduation.

Getting Work Done in a Wobbly Economy

Nancy Carriuolo | Posted 09.10.2012 | College
Nancy Carriuolo

As the economy continues to wobble, the public is looking to higher education as one of the levers to use in seeking a means to provide more people with a quality, affordable education, with stable costs.

Containing Higher Education Costs at All Costs

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 09.09.2012 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

In the 2012 season of flowing academic regalia and stirring graduation addresses on campuses across the country, an unwelcome guest crashed the commencement party -- the cost of higher education.

Romney Student Loan Plan Criticized

Boston.com | Posted 07.10.2012 | College

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney promises to usher private lenders back into the federal student loan market in a bid to decrease default rates and increase...

What Are The Most Important Elements Of An Adult Higher Education Program?

Elsa Nunez | Posted 09.08.2012 | College
Elsa Nunez

Regardless of the type of education and coursework being considered, adult students have unique needs that institutions of higher education are not always responsive to.