As the Ivy League Goes..So Goes Higher Education?

As the Ivy League Goes…So Goes American Higher Education?

BY BRIAN C. MITCHELL Brandon Busteed, the executive director for education and workforce development at Gallup, wrote a stimulating and thought provoking op ed earlier this month. The article’s title captured Busteed’s summary opinion: It’s Time for Elite Universities to Lead in Non-Elite Ways. Mr. Busteed argued that America’s colleges and universities have traditionally followed…

Sharpening the case for American higher education - on chalk board

College Leaders Must Sharpen the Case for Higher Education

BY BRIAN C. MITCHELL At the annual meeting of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) in Minneapolis last week, there was a good deal of attention paid to how higher education should address the steady decline in support for America’s colleges and universities among consumers (that is, students and families) and…

New Report Paints Data-Rich Picture of US Higher Education

POSTED BY BRIAN C. MITCHELL Reporting in last week’s Inside Higher Education, Kasia Kovacs reviewed the findings of the Commission on the Future of Higher Education, an initiative of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Dr. Michael McPherson, co-chair of the commission and a well-respected economist,…