23 juillet 2017

Fail State

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. On Wednesday, The Wife and I trekked to LaGuardia Community College to catch the premiere screening of the documentary Fail State, by Alex Shebanow. It’s about for-profit higher education and its human cost. More...

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Lunch

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Why is it that meal plans covered by financial aid at elite universities, but cafeteria meals at community colleges aren’t. More...

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17 juillet 2017

Thank God I’m a Country Grad Student

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPSince about, oh, November 8, 2016 or so, rural America has taken some heat in the form of articles, analysis, and celebrity thinkpieces by authors hailing from more densely populated places. The political divide between urban and rural dominates the headlines but, after splitting my years with near-perfect symmetry between town and country, I’m more interested in the lifestyle differences that don’t show up in the ballot box and, particularly, how a rural environment might lend itself to graduate study. More...

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Does Your President Have a Platinum Parachute?

HomeJames Finkelstein and Judith Wilde examine whether such employment agreements are good for higher ed institutions and the public interest. More...

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15 juillet 2017

For-Profit Universities 2.0

HomeThe institutions must recapture public trust and return to their roots as work force-focused innovators if they are to recover from their woes, Deborah Seymour and Michael Horn write. More...

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Senator, Come Visit My Classroom

HomeLawmakers who think higher education is broken -- and that “innovation” and more assessment can fix it -- would learn a lot from seeing the learning process up close and personal, Bernard Fryshman writes. More...

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14 juillet 2017

Republicans Don’t Hate Higher Education

HomeWhile the majority of Republicans may believe colleges have a negative impact on America, they probably don’t feel that way about their alma maters or intercollegiate sports teams, writes Christopher R. Marsicano. More...

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Bluegrass Battle

HomeBy Nick Roll. Article sets off debate on whether a roots genre from Appalachia risks its authenticity when colleges study and teach it. More...

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California State to Guarantee Admission for Qualified Applicants

HomeBy Nick Roll. Under a recently announced state budget deal, CSU will develop a model to guarantee admission at one of its campuses or programs for the estimated 31,000 in-state students it turns away each year solely based on overflow issues, The Sacramento Bee reported. More...

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Louisiana Becomes First State to Ban the Box

HomeBy Nick Roll. The movement to “ban the box” is often touted as a way to help ex-convicts find employment after incarceration. If employers, or states, get rid of the box on a job application where they ask about previous criminal history, that history won’t prevent people who have served their time from reintegrating into society, the argument goes. More...

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