This summer, the PBS NewsHour’s Rethinking College series explored the changing landscape of American higher education. Recently, Ted Mitchell, under secretary of education, sat down with the NewsHour to talk about the recent push for experimentation with competency-based college…
By Kimberly Hefling, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwater home mortgage, the 57-year-old anticipates there could come a day when her Social Security benefits…
By PBS NewsHour
Colleges and universities are getting increasingly creative with their admissions essay prompts, but a small liberal arts college has set a new precedent. In lieu of recommendation letters, extracurricular activities and test scores, Goucher College in Maryland will accept a…
By Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
Can an applicant explain why he or she would thrive at a given college in two minutes? If the applicant wants to enroll at Goucher College, that is pretty much all it will take under a new admissions option being…
In St. Paul, Minnesota, students are dancing their way to class -- literally -- in the middle of the summer. This is Breakthrough, an innovative summer program with the sole focus of inspiring low-income, under-resourced middle school students to go…
Few doubt that higher education must adapt to meet the changing needs of students and society. Is a more business-like approach the answer?…
By Denise Cummins
Psychologist Denise Cummins, who has held faculty and research positions at Yale and the University of Illinois, draws upon her own career to argue that tenure is a meaningless distinction between the accomplishments of adjuncts and full-time professors.
By Kyla Calvert Mason
The demographics of the country's college students are changing. The percentage of black, Latino and Asian students is growing. As students and their needs change, colleges and universities will have to respond.
By Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report
Indiana is ahead of many other states in widely broadcasting public universities’ and colleges’ success rates as part of an attempt to force rates up.
By Nora Daly
Given the high cost of higher education, it is tempting to evaluate different courses of study based solely on the return on investment they offer. However, this view neglects to consider the intangible benefits of a liberal arts education.
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