UW-Stevens Point acknowledges that students are not being served well by an outdated curriculum, and they are voting with their feet. The liberal arts don’t have to die. They do need to be transformed to be more career relevant.

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

Yes, Markets Work In Higher Education

(By John Carroll) University of Wisconsin Stevens Point succumbed to market pressures and is abandoning the notion that they can survive as a traditional liberal arts college. They are eliminating majors, and probably faculty too. Students simply aren’t buying what they’re selling. Rather than mourning the loss, we should celebrate the transformation.  Markets work, even […]

An Army of Low-Level Administrators

In 2010, Jay P. Greene released an eye-opening report, “Administrative Bloat at American Universities: The Real Reason for High Costs in Higher Education.” He wrote: “Between 1993 and 2007, the number of full-time administrators per 100 students at America’s leading universities grew by 39 percent, while the number of employees engaged in teaching, research or […]

How For-Profit Universities’ Conversion To Nonprofits Will Up-End Higher Education

(From thefederalist.com): By John Carroll Just when it seemed the war between traditional, nonprofit universities and for-profit universities had ended in a decisive victory for the former, public and private nonprofit universities face a new threat from for-profit colleges.  As online education becomes the new norm in higher education, the two sectors are converging.  CONTINUE READING HERE

How Colleges Are Ripping Off a Generation of Ill-Prepared Students

(From dailysignal.com): By Walter E. Williams Earlier this month, the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress, aka the nation’s “report card,” was released. It’s not a pretty story. Only 37 percent of 12th-graders tested proficient or better in reading, and only 25 percent did so in math. Among black students, only 17 percent tested proficient or […]

College Tuition Inflation: An Overblown Crisis?

Gillen and Robe place no blame for this confusion on HEPI and HECA’s creators. Both indices are helpful when limited to their original purposes. Rather, the blame lies with those who seek to use these indices beyond their purposes in deceived and/or deceiving fashion.

Why Are College Degrees Falling in Value?

After decades of steady increase, the numbers of young Americans who enroll in some postsecondary educational program has started to fall. Many schools are desperate to keep their numbers up, but keep falling short. The reason for this change is that the perceived value of college is declining.