MissionU, a heavily-hyped one-year alternative to college, has folded after a single year of operations. We consider the lessons and warning signs from this failure in the alt-college movement.
How does the world of higher education intersect with the world of employers and their hiring needs? Dr. Sean Gallagher, strategist at Northeastern University, offers insights into the future of university credentials and hiring.
A new generation of educational vendors now combine canned content with personalized, structured assistance for job placement. We feature seven interesting startups in this area.
Cynics proclaim “college is dead” and the public’s contempt for higher ed is growing. We review five key causes behind this unfortunate situation.
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.
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.
Can ASU’s innovations inspire changes at schools across the nation? In his provocative speech to governors, President Michael Crow challenged the mindset that “only a lowlife scum university would be so foolish as to divert the energy of its elite faculty to educating college dropouts working at Starbucks.”
Since the financial crisis of 2007-08, Americans have had fewer babies. As a result, about ten years from now, there will be a big dip in the number of college-age students. Professor Nathan Grawe has written a new book which forecasts this dynamic in detail–and his findings predict a major threat to many colleges.