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Category Archives: tuition

The Current “Crises” in Higher Education

In an op-ed published by the Providence Journal in Rhode Island, James Baar identifies “Four Crises That Dog Higher Education”: 1. Inflation of product cost. 2. Deflation of product value. … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Postscript to the New Revolving Door

Several months ago, I did a post to this blog on the controversy surrounding the announcement that Geoff Chatas, the CFO of Ohio State University, would be resigning from that … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Countering the Corporate Con

The two great parts of American higher education are the students and the faculty. The administrators are only around to facilitate the learning of the former and the teaching and … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · 3 Comments

Delbanco: Outrageous Reality

Andrew Delbanco, writing in The New York Review of Books, looks over the state of American universities, noting the promise they once represented but writing that: Today this story is stalled. … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

A(n Incremental) Case for the Economic Benefits of Reducing Student Debt

In a guest editorial for the Concord Monitor, demographer Peter Franchese argues persuasively that the future of New Hampshire’s economy requires a much larger state investment in public higher education, … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Miscalculations of Student Living Costs, Their Impact on Financial Aid, and What They Suggest about Our Institutional Priorities

The following paragraphs are taken from an article that Jill Barshay contributed to the Hechinger Report on June 1: “A team of academic researchers found that one third of colleges … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

2015 Ohio Higher Education Report: Part 3

Prepared by the Leadership of the Ohio Conference of AAUP:    

June 21, 2015 · 3 Comments

2015 Ohio Higher Education Report: Part 1

Prepared by the Leadership of the Ohio Conference of AAUP:    

June 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

2015 Ohio Higher Education Report: Part 2

Prepared by the Leadership of the Ohio Conference of AAUP:  

June 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

Why Selecting a College Major Primarily Because of the Employment Outlook in That Field Is a Terrible Idea

Peter Cappelli, a Professor of Management at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, has specialized in studies of employment patterns and, more specifically, shifts in the American economy … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 1 Comment
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