The power of the consortial model comes from repurposing open seats at network schools to help students meet requirements they need to continue or complete their education, while being able to enroll in the courses at a time that works for them. In other words, it’s something that will make our kindergarten teachers proud: sharing.

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Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., Editor in Chief and Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation

A New Initiative Looks To Save Failing Students — and Their Colleges

(From www.forbes.com): By Tom Lindsay During my years as a college administrator and faculty member, I was saddened each winter break to learn just how many of our seniors were not on target for graduation in the spring. This is, unfortunately, a fairly a common problem. Complete College America reports that the average time to a bachelor’s […]

An old man’s learned sense about politics and today’s threats to individual freedom

By Ronald Trowbridge I have never written a piece like this one—about “my sense is.”   I have published hundreds of articles on political thought, and my format has always been:  state a thesis, then let the facts do the talking.  I have been a student of cerebral political thought since my junior year in college, […]

The (Academic) Empire Strikes Back Against Whistle-blowing Professor

By George Leef One of the biggest stories of 2018 in the academic world was the success that three academics had in getting supposedly reputable journals to publish articles they had concocted from nothing – pure hoaxes. The hoax papers made a strong case that the publication standards in the fields covered (such as gender […]

The Grievance Hoax and Peer Review

By Mark Bauerlein It was quite an embarrassment.  A team of, well, we’ll call them watchdogs, sent bogus research papers to social science journals for publication and received several acceptances.  (The authors detail their project here. One of the papers, “The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct,” was taken by the journal Cogent Social Sciences.  […]

Texas Takes The Next Step To Make College More Affordable

(From forbes.com): By Tom Lindsay In 2011, then-Texas Governor Rick Perry called on the Lone Star State’s public four-year universities to craft affordable bachelor’s degrees, what the Governor labeled at the time, “$10,000 degrees.” Texas universities have risen to the challenge. In late 2013, the first Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Degree was launched by Texas A&M-Commerce and […]

A fairer due process for sexual assault adjudication

By Ronald Trowbridge The Office of Civil Rights within the Department of Education has issued a new policy for public scrutiny on adjudication of sexual assault.  That policy incorporated the September decision of the federal 6th Circuit Court of Appeals’ Roe v. Baum decision that required that students accused of sexual assault be permitted-cross examination […]

The Title IX Rule Change on Cross-Examination is Crucial to Due Process

By George Leef Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos stirred up a hornets’ nest when she recently proposed a substantial revision of the rules for Title IX cases. Under the rules imposed during the Obama administration, colleges and universities were expected to follow procedures that stacked the deck against students accused of sexual assault or harassment. […]

Human Potential

By Walter Wendler Without trappings, the ultimate purpose of a university education is to enhance human potential. While wrapping up a high school visit in Amarillo, Texas, I asked the audience of students and parents if anyone had any questions. A young man sitting towards the back of the room with our head football coach […]

Are College “Diversity Statements” Beneficial?

By George Leef In just 40 years, we have gone from a using “diversity” as merely a “plus factor” that colleges and universities could consider in choosing which students to admit (that was the impact of the Bakke case in 1978, a tenuous legal thread that only Justice Powell in his pivotal opinion suggested) to […]

The Real Gender Trouble

By Mark Bauerlein If you consulted only the press, you would think that gender and women’s studies programs were potent forces on college campuses today.  At insidehighered.com recently, for instance, we read of a “Global Attack on Gender Studies,” as if conservative powers were mobilizing against an established and prominent part of higher education. Added […]