Do schools need to transform themselves radically to prepare students for the unknown jobs of the future? We offer some reassurance to traditional educators.
Futurists keep warning us about an imminent, unprecedented era of accelerated social change. Unfortunately, this big-change sensationalism also pervades commentary on higher education, and it brings with it the notion that schools must rapidly adpat to survive. We offer a warning about these warnings.
The thief had been at the honor system orientation like the rest of us, but evidently the ceremony had not taken effect with this young man, who was expelled. I wondered then, and I wonder now, if personal honor is something which can be instilled via school policy.
If we were college administrators, we would not just be worrying about negotiating compensation and benefit issues with academic workers. We would be very worried about what the undergraduates might do if their graduate student instructors ever stop teaching.
In today’s news, the liberal arts continue to fall out of favor, more states report good employment news, and a trend arises in the for-profit education industry. Plus, we learn of the Dawn of the Xennial!
Like Americans, the British suffer from familiar education problems such as massive student debt, institutional budget cuts, and skills gaps between employers’ needs and students’ qualifications. Unlike Americans, the British commonly address these problems through apprenticeships. In honor of the UK’s National Apprenticeship Week, we spoke with England’s “Apprentice Finder,” Adrian Bird, to learn more about the success of these programs.
In the midst of a cultural climate which is increasingly critical of higher education and particularly anti-spiritual, can Christian colleges and universities provide models for study of “the best that has been thought and said?” Speakers at a recent Trinity Forum event offered aspirational answers.
Conflict arises between faculty and administration at the University of Tennessee as tenure may now have “a different meaning.”
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We’re excited to hear about an actual DECREASE in tuition at one college, but we’re also concerned about scary predictions for schools in Pennsylvania. Plus, we learn about the benefits of classroom breaks for mindfulness meditation, and why Gen Z craves “unicorn hot chocolate.”