MOOCs in 2015: Breaking Down the Numbers
Have massive open online courses emerged from the Trough of Disillusionment to the Slopes of Enlightenment? Wherever MOOCs belong on the Gartner Hype Cycle, one thing is clear: there are more courses and students now than ever before.
Sociology Needs More Diversity – Intellectual Diversity, That Is
Significantly, “diversity” does not seem to include political diversity.
A Degree When ‘Life Happens’
For some colleges, reverse transfer isn’t just a way to hand out degrees to boost completion numbers.
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.