Higher Ed Bubble

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How Data-Mining Hurts Higher Education

Dec 16, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The promises of data-mining in higher education are that we will end up with more students achieving degrees at lower cost, but the soft totalitarianism that will be required to achieve these gains is a high cost.

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Welcome to My World

Nov 26, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

Jason Fertig writes on his first three months in the position of Faculty Senate Chair, where he has straddled the awkward fence between administration and faculty. 

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Are College Degrees the New Taxi Medallions?

Nov 18, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

Much like taxi car medallions, college degrees are viewed as pricey but essential investments.

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Causing the College Credentials Craze

Nov 10, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef writes on the "credentials mania" and the effects of companies ruling out applicants who don't have college degrees.

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Re-Cap of Ivory Tower Film Event

Sep 30, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

The National Association of Scholars hosted a screening of Ivory Tower in New York City.

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NAS at the Movies: Documentary Film Screening of Ivory Tower in New York City

Sep 16, 2014 by NAS |

NAS will host a film screening of Ivory Tower in New York City.

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The Liberal Arts Are in Trouble - Should We Celebrate?

Apr 10, 2014 by Heather Mac Donald, Patrick J. Deneen, Peter Lawler, Peter Wood, Samuel Goldman, Thomas K. Lindsay |

Minding the Campus holds a symposium on the question of whether the decline of the liberal arts is actually constructive. 

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The Highs and Lows of 2013: NAS Picks Higher Ed’s Top Ten Stories

Dec 24, 2013 by Peter Wood |

NAS recaps the top ten higher education stories from 2013. 

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A Wolf at the Door of Academe

Dec 09, 2013 by Peter Wood |

With the looming presence of online alternatives and MOOCs, colleges and universities rethink their curricula. Ithaca College's president explains what he is doing to revive the education Ithaca provides.

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The MOOC Demographic

Nov 28, 2013 by Rachelle Peterson |

MOOC students are often college degreed professionals, not the underprivileged assemblage that MOOCs intended to reach.  

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The College Board’s Irresponsible Cheerleading

Nov 26, 2013 by George Leef |

The new "Education Pays" report inflates the benefits of going to college, even as the college bubble begins to collapse. 

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Our two bubbles: housing and college

Oct 23, 2013 by George Leef |

George Leef writes that the housing bubble and the college bubble both stemmed from an entitlement mentality fueled by government programs.

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What Do MOOCs Cost?

Sep 20, 2013 by Rachelle Peterson |

MOOCs are often hailed as the cost-savers of higher ed, but it turns out they're rather expensive to make. 

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Doubts, Deficits, Divestments, and Developments: A Higher Education Bubble Update

Jul 17, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

CFOs lack confidence in their institutions' financial sustainability, Loyola University fails to enroll enough students to make budget, and the University of Wisconsin announces a "flexible option" for college credit.

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Too Cool for School

Jun 21, 2013 by Rachelle Peterson |

Unschooling is popular, but should it be?

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