Tag: Higher Ed

Aug 17

Interesting Read: American Higher Education in Crisis?

Link to Amazon

Goldie Blumenstyk has written an interesting book “American Higher Education in Crisis? What Everyone Needs to Know, (we’ll soon have copies in the Title III Lending Library). It’s a book filled with statistics, or as she puts it, “facts and figures” on students, costs, spending and debt, leadership from within and without, and some ideas about …

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Mar 02

Higher Education or “HIRE” Education?

Diploma and jobs

There’s no denying that we’re facing some very tight financial challenges in higher education. Added to our institution’s financial issues, students are also encountering higher tuition rates and, for many, a bleak post-graduation job landscape. Two questions seem to be asked more frequently in the news, online, and by funding agencies. 1) What is the purpose of higher education? 2) …

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Nov 04

Online Education — a Disruptive Innovation?

One of our colleagues from Ilisagvik College shared this article today (thanks Peter), from the NY Times, Innovation Imperative: Change Everything,“– it’s a powerful argument for higher educators to modify their approach to education and embrace online learning. This article underscores that college, as many of us remember fondly, is no longer the “bridge” experience …

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