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Category Archives: students

The Ideal of the American University: A Primer

At its idealistic best, the traditional vision of American higher education was one of beauty, dynamism and diversity. With undergraduate students able to take courses from as many as 40 … Continue reading

December 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

College for Whom?

When my father got out of the army at the end of WWII, one of the colleges he applied to was Oberlin. A good school, it wasn’t far from home; … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Undermining Affordability and Access to Higher Education

An “On the Issues” Post from the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education [http://futureofhighered.org] _______________ A recent report from the New America Foundation highlights one important way access to higher education … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Administrative Bloat Is Driving Up College Costs

I just realized that this is something that I posted previously. If you haven’t read it in its previous iteration, it is very much worth reading. If you have read … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Deadline Approaching! Register for the CFHE Meeting in Los Angeles

The following is a letter from Susan Misenhelder of the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education:   Dear CFHE friends, If you haven’t already registered, we hope you’re consulting … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Addendum to Marty Kich’s Addenda to Aaron Barlow’s Review

Marty Kich has provided a useful supplement to Aaron’s review with respect to standardized testing in Texas by quoting extensively from an account of the role played by British educational … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Addenda to Aaron Barlow’s Review of More than a Score

—or, If Moses Was a Founding Father, Then Was Charlton Heston’s Leadership of the NRA Divinely Preordained? Aaron’s post references the addition of new standardized tests in Texas. In an … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Obfuscation of Long-Term Asbestos Issues at Texas College; Issues with Governance Exposed

Kilgore College is a community college in rural East Texas. For most of its history, the college has been recognized, if at all, for one of three things. First, it … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Time to Degree: The Wrong Measure of Success

My colleague, California State University, East Bay English Professor Susan Gubernat, has published a terrific piece in the Sacramento Bee that should go viral.   Read it here: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article4126796.html

November 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Performance Funding Is Only Increasing the Problems That It Is Ostensibly Supposed to Solve

The Community College Research Center at the Columbia University Teachers College has released a report on “Unintended Impacts of Performance Funding on Community Colleges and Universities in Three States.” The … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 2 Comments
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