Comment on Recent Articles
by Josipa Roksa (Excerpt)
Recent decades have brought mounting calls for higher education institutions to demonstrate their value to students, parents, and policymakers.
by Patrick Kelly and Christina Whitfield (Excerpt)
The postsecondary policy community has long been awaiting nationally comparative data on college credentials awarded by age.
by Laura Ackerman (Excerpt)
Tagliare fore di tenere”—“I cut and I keep”—was whispered in my ear as the blade punctured my skin; none of my screams could drown out the sound of those words.
by Margaret A. Miller (Full)
I remember asking my Uncle Norman years ago what it was like to have college-aged children.
by James A. Kadamus (Full)
When trustees, presidents, and senior college administrators meet, one topic dominates the conversation: how to keep education quality high and costs down.
by Elena Silva and Taylor White (excerpt)
For more than a century, the Carnegie Unit has been the central organizing feature of American education.
by Jeremy P. Martin (excerpt)
Rankings are a powerful force in higher education, swaying the enrollment decisions of prospective students and affecting the opinions of parents, board members, and policymakers.
by Adele J. Wolfson, Lee Cuba and Alexandra Day (excerpt)
Liberal arts colleges produce a disproportionate number of PhDs in the sciences (National Science Foundation 2008), and knowledgeable observers praise the “cross-training” of these colleges' science majors (Cech 1999; Connell 2004; Ekman 2007; Pascarella et al. 2004; Steitz 2001; Tilghman 2010).
by Caroline Altman Smith, Christopher Baldwin and Gretchen Schmidt (excerpt)
Ten years ago, community college presidents' most valued datum was the number of students enrolled, which drove the colleges' funding.
by Stan Jones (excerpt)
Over the course of the last 60 years, we have achieved extraordinary success in expanding access to American higher education.
by Kristen N. Jozkowski (full)
In the past year, some important initiatives have begun to address sexual violence on college campuses and to define sexual consent for college students.
by Pamela L. Eddy and Kelly Ward (full)
A casual observer of academic environments might come to the conclusion that women's problems in higher education have been solved.
by Desiree Jasmine Porter (excerpt)
Hi. I'm Jeffrey Coker,” my mentor said. Then he turned and looked at me.
by Jeffrey Scott Coker and Desiree Jasmine Porter (excerpt)
The positive impacts of experiential learning are well documented: gains in deep learning, practical competence, persistence rates, civic engagement, appreciation of diversity, professional networks, and many others (Kuh and O'Donnell, 2013; Hesser, 2013).
by Ann Williams and Thomas C. Davinroy (excerpt)
The only true voyage of discovery … would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes.
Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past
by Susan A. Ambrose and Laurie Poklop (excerpt)
For more than a century, experiential learning—most notably cooperative education—has been embedded in the curriculum at Northeastern University.
by Julie Ellison (excerpt)
A collection of cards on display in June 2012 at a bookstore near Columbia University shows the depth of our discomfort with college graduation.
by Mary Taylor Huber (full)
The Relevance of Higher Education: Exploring a Contested Notion, Edited by Timothy L. Simpson. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013. 257 pages. $90.00 Hardback, $89.99 eBook.
Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities, by Craig Steven Wilder. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2013. 352 pages. $30.00 Hardback, $20.00 Paperback; $13.99 EPUB eBook.
by Karen Weaver (excerpt)
Turmoil: a term associated with college athletics for over 100 years. But you would be hard pressed to find a year like 2014 in college-sports history.
by Ben Castleman and Lindsay Page (full)
Earning a college degree has never been more important. People with a college education have on average substantially higher earnings, pay more taxes, live healthier lives, and have more stable marriages than those without one (Baum, May, & Payea, 2013; Oreopoulos & Salvanes, 2011).