New Arizona State-edX MOOC: Another Blow To Traditional College
ASU-edX courses and low-cost microdegrees are a pincer movement against the traditional four-year degree. The combination of a for-credit transferable MOOC freshman year and the core classes offered by partnerships like Google and Coursera strike at the heart of the traditional university business model.
To Stem Or Not To Stem? That Is Not The Question
Until our academic culture embraces again what is truly higher in higher education—our capacity to discover Truth—expect still more exoduses from the liberal arts, regardless of how much attention STEM studies receive.
University Online-Compliance Officer: “I Wish My Job Didn’t Exist”
A few states have taken a reasonable approach to regulating online education. An example is Wyoming. Wyoming requires two things before we can offer our programs to its residents: we must be regionally accredited and pay a $100 fee. . . . Most states, however, take a different approach.
Free Speech in Peril
Oberlin has supplied teachers with a trigger-warning guide, advising them to consider not assigning works that could spark upset because of their “racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, and other issues of privilege and oppression.”
Sustainability: A New College Fad With Fangs
How far the sustainability movement has spread into American higher education is the subject of a deeply researched study by the National Association of Scholars, Sustainability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism.
The Campus Left Begins To Implode
The “trigger warnings,” “the safe spaces,” the entire racket is just an expedient way to wield political power. It’s a pretext for enforcing ideological censorship.
Digital Cracks In The Final Frontier: Law School
If online law degrees ultimately translate to lower debt burdens for aspiring attorneys, it could transform the kinds of opportunities in a challenging job market.
Princeton Votes for Academic Freedom
At Chicago and Princeton, at least, academic freedom lives!
The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much
A major factor driving increasing costs is the constant expansion of university administration. According to the Department of Education data, administrative positions at colleges and universities grew by 60 percent between 1993 and 2009.
Are Harvard, Yale, and Stanford really public universities?
Those figures come from a new study, released Monday, which recommends an excise tax on private colleges’ endowments of more than $500 million.