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University Rankings

The Administration's College Ratings Plan: Accountability in Higher Education or a Bridge to Nowhere?

Luis Maria R. Calingo | Posted 09.04.2014 | College
Luis Maria R. Calingo

The President's plan would create a new rating system -- the Postsecondary Institution Ratings System (PIRS) -- that will determine which colleges and universities offer "best value," measured by educational access, affordability and outcomes.

Why College Music School Rankings Are All Wrong

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
J Nelson Aviance

Having gone through several music programs and with friends still attending music programs, I can tell you that these ranking systems absolutely fail to address what is important as a developing musician seeking to make a career as a performer.

We're Number One

Paul Stoller | Posted 08.10.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

Every year business-oriented publications like Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Kiplinger's rate college majors. What are the best and worst cours...

Educating for Uncertainty: The University's Preeminent Mission?

Luis Maria R. Calingo | Posted 06.10.2014 | College
Luis Maria R. Calingo

The process of managing uncertainty starts by spending time thinking about the future. That may sound a bit facile, and probably doesn't seem like an academic pursuit on its face. But planning is a discipline

Leadership Out of Crisis

Luis Maria R. Calingo | Posted 04.26.2014 | College
Luis Maria R. Calingo

Note that Martin Luther King Jr. declared 'I have a dream,' neither 'I have a plan' nor 'I have a strategy.' By articulating a shared dream -- not a plan, not a strategy -- he empowered his fellow Americans to participate in a national dialogue as to how to achieve that vision.

The Arms Race in Higher Ed -- From Both Sides Now

Luis Maria R. Calingo | Posted 02.18.2014 | College
Luis Maria R. Calingo

As both an educator and a parent of college-age daughters, I admit finding it unseemly to treat education as a "product" and students (and fathers like me) as "consumers." Education belongs in a realm apart from shoes, smartphones and salsa.

Building a World Class University: Beyond The Numbers

Luis Maria R. Calingo | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Luis Maria R. Calingo

Defining "world-class university" has been the subject of much intellectual discourse and, if any institution would like to achieve world-class status, the famous phrase "I know it when I see it" does not provide sufficient guidance.

So Many College Rankings, Which One Do You Choose?

| Jon Marcus | Posted 09.25.2013 | College

This article comes to us courtesy of the Hechinger Report, where it was originally published. He may be the leader of the free world, but when Pres...

Higher Education Metrics: Caveat Emptor, Caveat Venditor... Oh, Heck: Caveat Omnis

Chris Maples | Posted 11.23.2013 | College
Chris Maples

As an information, data, and statistics junkie, I rarely find statistics per se to be deceptive -- incorrectly applied, yes, but deceptive, no. What can be deceptive in statistics, however, are the underlying assumptions and full description of the data.

RANKED: The Best Public Colleges of 2014

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.19.2013 | College

Once again, California's public universities dominate the U.S. News and World public school rankings. The 2014 list remains relatively unchanged fr...

Bulgaria Pioneers New Approach To Ranking Universities

| Tom Marshall | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Petar Stanchev is the kind of student Bulgaria needs to keep. Last year...

Pulling Rank Doesn't Paint the Whole Picture

Paula Wallace | Posted 11.06.2012 | College
Paula Wallace

While "best of" and top-10 lists may continue to drive our selection of movies, books, and restaurants, education is a monumentally different kind of good -- one that has more to offer and, thus, more to measure.

In Defense of Rankings

David Van Zandt | Posted 06.15.2012 | College
David Van Zandt

Deriding these lists has become something of a pastime both inside and outside the world of higher education. I disagree.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings: American Schools Dominate List (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Although the Times Higher Education joins a pack of organizations attempting to rank the world's educational institutions, their list is causing quite...