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by William R. Doyle (excerpt)
In previous work in Change, I have argued that higher education leaders must face up to what has been called the new normal: decreased state funding for higher education on a per-student basis and a prediction that funding will not recover to levels seen in the past.
by Lara K. Couturier (excerpt)
2013. “States have dramatically disinvested in public higher education in recent years.”
—American Association of State Colleges and Universities
by Jennifer Summit (excerpt)
Today's college graduates are entering an interconnected world in which globalization will affect nearly every facet of their lives. In turn, college and university mission statements increasingly include the intent to educate “global citizens” among their fundamental commitments.
by Pamela L. Eddy, James P. Barber, Neal Holly, Kim Brush, Leslie Bohon and Madeleine F. Green (excerpt)
Despite internationalization's being touted as a strategic goal in higher education, over the past 15 years little has changed at most colleges.
by Marc Freedman (excerpt)
One of the greatest challenges we face as a country today is the optimal design of a new stage of life opening up between the middle years and life's evening.
by Cathy Sandeen (excerpt)
Beginning in 2012, the US higher education community became aware of an emerging educational innovation called massive open online courses, or MOOCs.
by Stephen Rose (excerpt)
Since the end of the Civil War, America has been a leader in providing public education. Ours was the first country to provide free and universal elementary schooling; at the start of the 20th century, this access was expanded to include high school.
by Patrick C. Kyllonen (full text)
It was not that long ago that many management consultants, economists, industrial-organizational psychologists, and laypeople believed that cognitive skill was the single most important predictor. What happened to change that?
by Natasha Jankowski, Pat Hutchings, Peter Ewell, Jillian Kinzie and George Kuh (full text)
There is no shortage of challenges facing postsecondary institutions in the US. One that cuts to the core of the enterprise is whether they are preparing their graduates to live productive, civically responsible lives in a dynamic global marketplace mapped onto diverse, yet increasingly interdependent, social and cultural systems.
by Margaret A. Miller (full text)
If I were to give a name to this whole issue, I thinking it would be “Taking Stock and Moving Forward.”
2013. “Tuition at public colleges and universities spiked to record levels last year. … Average tuition costs—the amount students paid in tuition and fees after state and institutional aid was taken into account—rose by 8.3% to an average of $5,189 in the 2011–12 school year.”
by Robert Birnbaum (full)
One side views guns as essential to personal freedom, while the other side insists they are instruments for mayhem and violence. … Every gun control proposal is an occasion for pitched battles, with the stakes portrayed as nothing less than the future of life, liberty and justice.
by Munir Mandviwalla, David Schuff, Manoj Chacko, and Laurel Miller (excerpt)
Higher education in the United States faces major challenges: increased competition from non-traditional players,
by Donna Linderman and Zineta Kolenovic (excerpt)
Despite enrolling almost half of all undergraduate students in the United States, community colleges have struggled for decades with low degree-completion rates.
by Eric Mlyn (excerpt)
The civic mission of American colleges and universities has received renewed attention over the last decade.
by Robin Middlehurst (excerpt)
In November 2012, the US Department of Education published its first-ever “fully articulated international strategy.”