Facing a broken business model, where can higher education go from here?
By Victor Brown Although I majored in chemistry as an undergraduate, I was a decidedly laboratory-challenged student. For everybody’s future safety, I spent my career in the chemical industry in commercial and management functions, leaving the R&D to those who were much better suited to it. However, I do recall a few fundamental chemical principles. […]
We Can No Longer Ignore the Higher Education Catastrophe
Even for those who do graduate, employers are not satisfied with what they are getting. As reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education, The Business Roundtable contends that a third of their members are unhappy with the qualifications of college graduates.
Regular Contributors Mark Bauerlein, Ph.D., teaches at Emory University. He publishes in popular periodicals such as The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, The Washington Post, and Chronicle of Higher Education. His latest book is The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future. Victor Brown had a […]
How Colleges Can Better Serve Their Students
By Vic Brown During the time I spent teaching at a liberal arts college, the school president liked to say that every decision the college made had to be one that would support student achievement. It was a noble sentiment, but perhaps college administrators and trustees need to now ask themselves a very different question: […]
Imagining a New Future for the Small Liberal Arts College
Reflecting on where the country and the college community find themselves, it seems to me that a truly visionary small college could aggressively control costs by developing an academic niche that would be highly attractive to students, provide a benefit to society as a whole, and help to ensure the future of the college itself.
Such a Waste of Time and Money on Campus
I’d like to see more video of students like those who were trying to study in that Dartmouth library. They seem to know what they need to do today, in order to meet their responsibilities tomorrow.