Federal Aid To Higher Education Hurts More Than Helps
Serving as a legislator in California for six years provides a perspective that extends beyond the bounds of a purely economic, ledger-based analysis. Simply put, political science has as much to say about tuition as does economics.
State Budget Cuts Don’t Explain Tuition Increases
A new conventional wisdom has emerged that state funding cuts are the main factor behind increases in college tuition. There are several problems with this argument.
How Purdue Is Reinventing the American University
Ask many college presidents why tuition costs keep rising and you’ll hear a litany of excuses. Which marks Mitch Daniels, once again, as an iconoclast.
Why Market Segmentation in Higher Education Matters
Identifying, understanding and reaching the right segments within the higher education market requires thinking through the most meaningful, useful ways to divide and organize various groups that comprise it.
9th Grade Reading Lists: 1922 vs. Today
To give an idea of the difference between the two, I plugged the fiction titles from both lists into a text analyzer which measures reading difficulty. The results?
Online Course Exchanges: Models of Efficiency
Small classes and programs are often praised for offering students more personal attention and one-on-one time with professors. But when programs are too small, students and universities suffer. An innovation available through UNC Online may offer a solution that can help students and save resources.
Understudied Barriers to Transfer
These three barriers to transfer student completion deserve more attention: lack of early momentum, unclear transfer pathways, and students making progress but not transferring.
Political Science Needs More Viewpoint Diversity
Would academic political science benefit from more viewpoint diversity?
Meet the parents who won’t let their children study literature
Forcing college kids to ignore the liberal arts won’t help them in a competitive economy.
Skills Without Frills: The Rise of Coding Academies
The basement of a once–abandoned tobacco factory may seem to be an odd place to teach the most cutting edge computer technology, but that’s where The Iron Yard, a computer coding academy in Durham, North Carolina, makes its home.