Higher Ed Reform

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AQ Fall 2012 Issue: “A Crucible Moment? A Forum on the President’s Call for a…

Sep 12, 2012 by Crystal Plum |

The fall 2012 issue of NAS’s journal Academic Questions presents a forum in which scholars respond to a call for a new kind of civics education.

The “Existential” Crisis in Higher Education

Sep 11, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

The president of Syracuse analyzes the existentialism of higher education's current predicament.

For Its Own Sustainability, Education Needs More Diversity

Aug 20, 2012 by Bill Roden |

Higher education expert Bill Roden argues in favor of a multi-pronged approach to education, one that makes vocational training a viable option.

The Texas Model of Higher Education Reform

Jul 10, 2012 by Thomas K. Lindsay |

Texas is trying some innovative ideas for higher education, setting a good example for the rest of the country.

What’s Up with California Higher Ed?

Jun 14, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

Three organizations have just published reports with concerns about the state of higher education in California and recommendations for how to fix it.

Liberal Education Needs More Disruptive Technology

Apr 04, 2012 by Jason Fertig |

Why can’t we decouple liberal learning from college degrees?

Don’t Count on Trustees

Feb 01, 2012 by George Leef |

Are Trustees trustworthy? Not until they become CEOs.

The Virtues of a Free Market in Postsecondary Education

Jan 25, 2012 by George Leef |

A bid for eliminating federal intervention and coercion of higher education.  

The Presidential Candidates’ Higher Ed Policies

Dec 19, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

At the Pope Center, Jenna Ashley Robinson has a helpful roundup of the Republican presidential candidates' stated higher education policies. 

How Universities Defend the Status Quo

Dec 09, 2011 by George Leef |

In today’s Pope Center piece, Ron Trowbridge (whose career covers jobs ranging from English prof to college VP to chief of staff for Chief Justice Burger) writes about the response that the higher education establishment…

The Humanities Can be Fixed

Nov 21, 2011 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center piece, Duke Cheston writes about a recent conference at Baylor University, where scholars discussed the problems that beset the humanities and found reasons for optimism.

Why Not Combine Apprenticeship With a College Degree?

Oct 19, 2011 by George Leef |

Jay Schalin advances an alternative to the standard college experience, an experience that all too often leaves students with no more skill and knowledge than when they left high school.

Is Higher Ed on the Brink of Major Change?

Oct 12, 2011 by George Leef |

In the recent book by Clay Christensen and Henry Eyring, The Innovative University, the authors contend that many colleges and universities will be left in the dust unless they figure out how to adapt, much as companies have crumbled…

What Happens to the Old Universities?

Aug 17, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reviews the new book, The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out.

Keep the Critique Coming: Why Teacher Preparation Deserves the Spotlight

Aug 16, 2011 by Nicholas J. Shudak |

As education associations debate how and whether it's possible to measure the efficacy of the student teaching experience, a professor of teacher education argues that Americans must always be striving for educational reform.

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