Today we find indications of nefarious activity at some schools. Google launches an interesting pilot program in course videoconferencing, while good old-fashioned truck drivers are sought. Also, we question whether it’s news that students are often broke and hungry.
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.
We learn the great term “new collar jobs” and cover topics ranging from Chinese spies to Catholic excellence in basketball!
As one Boston college launches, another closes. States reach a significant inflection point in their funding models, and we see another sign that tenure ain’t what it used to be. Plus: an important update on L’il Miquela and “Gen Z yellow.”
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 a latter-day Thelma and Louise facing a cliff of financial apocalypse, Democrats and Republicans have held hands, abandoned caution and gunned the nation’s T-bird forward with pedal-to-the-metal spending. Now the citizens in the backseat are only left to wonder how far the flagging desert winds will carry us before we meet the canyon floor.
Today’s news finds several universities which are offering creative and practical new courses. There’s good news in construction and manufacturing, though we also note the uptick in college merger and layoff activity. And, we learn the University of Arizona is watching students’ use of ID cards very closely.
Think you’re smart? See if you can make heads or tails out of these thesis topics.
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!