College enrollment rates are dropping, especially among low-income students
Enrollment was dropping at the same time as federal and private grant aid was increasing and high school graduation rates were rising — two trends that higher education advocates hoped would boost college access for poor youth.
Why “Mismatch” is Relevant in Fisher v. Texas
But perhaps the most important question about racial preferences is one that’s not directly raised by the case: do they even work?
The $10-Billion Sports Tab
Subsidy rates tend to be highest at colleges where ticket sales and other revenue are the lowest — meaning that students who have the least interest in their college’s sports teams are often required to pay the most to support them.
Inside Divestment: The Illiberal Movement to Turn a Generation Against Fossil Fuels
The fossil fuel divestment movement, currently active on more than one thousand college and university campuses, is an attack on freedom of inquiry and responsible social advocacy in American higher education.
The Liberal Arts Have a Bright Future in Competency-Based Learning
Although competency-based learning in higher education is arising based on the need for more affordable programs that prepare students for the workforce, by no means is competency-based learning inherently synonymous with the demise of the liberal arts.
Regulatory Noise Stifles, Slows Rise of Competency-Based Learning
Disruptions tend to be simpler than existing services; they start by solving undemanding problems. As a result, the sector’s leading organizations often dismiss them because they don’t look terribly good in comparison to the way people have traditionally thought of quality.
Perryman: Free College Tuition: A Very Well Meaning, But Bad Idea
Free tuition is one of those ideas that sounds good on the surface and makes a great sound bite, but fails to hold up upon closer inspection. Affordability is a must, how we get there matters as well.
Lecture Me. Really.
In the humanities, there are sound reasons for sticking with the traditional model of the large lecture course combined with small weekly discussion sections..
How to Connect K-12 and Higher-Ed With Structured Data
Structured data is all about empowering the learner, providing information in a more effective and useful format.
The Anti-Free-Speech Movement at UCLA
Administrators and student activists at the university are attacking core First Amendment rights in a bid to punish expression that offends them.