Higher Ed Reform

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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.

Madness and Civilization

Aug 05, 2011 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood responds to the Manifesto of Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik.

A Meeting of the Minds for Higher Ed Reform

May 11, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

A Pope Center event brings together a plurality of views to find common goals for higher education reform.

Not Lost, Just ‘Finding Our Way’

May 03, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood proposes a famously confused guide on the Oregon Trail as the archetype of today

Higher Ed Reform Calls for More than “Perestroika”

Feb 09, 2011 by George Leef |

In this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call, I review Professor Robert Zemsky’s book Making Reform Work

Hard Core

Feb 03, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

In the past few weeks, terms like "rigor," "core curriculum" and "traditional humanities courses" have acquired new respectibility following publication of Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa's Academically Adrift, a book…

For-Profit Colleges on the Brink

Jan 13, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reviews the Obama administration’s assault on for-profit colleges in the first of a series.


Jan 06, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Boredom shouldn’t be able to find an inch of space in college classrooms, but, says Peter Wood, we have welcomed it in.

10 Random Thoughts for the New Year

Jan 05, 2011 by Jason Fertig |

Ponderings and proposals for higher ed in 2011.

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