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For Public Colleges, the Best Tuition Is No Tuition

For Public Colleges, the Best Tuition Is No Tuition | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Not only is it the right thing to do, for the good of the country. It's also quite practical, as the numbers show.
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Thanks to my colleage Angela Pashia for posting this!

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How Gothic Architecture Took Over the American College Campus

How Gothic Architecture Took Over the American College Campus | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Colleges look medieval partly because of envy, industrialism, and ... racism. 
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What's the Point of Creativity?

What's the Point of Creativity? | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Creativity cannot be divorced from the real needs of real people.
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And yet we want to remove humanities from public universities.

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The Architect of School Reform Who Turned Against It

The Architect of School Reform Who Turned Against It | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Diane Ravitch's second revolution
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Much to consider here as higher ed reform looks more and more like k-12 reform did a few years ago.

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Why Teach and Study English?

Why Teach and Study English? | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Whence, and where, and why the English major? The subject is in every mouth—or, at least, is getting kicked around agitatedly in columns and reviews and Op-Ed pieces. The English major is vanishing from our colleges as the Latin...
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Obama Campaigns For College Affordability Plan : NPR

Obama Campaigns For College Affordability Plan : NPR | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
The president returned from vacation to take to the road, touring college towns in New York and Pennsylvania to talk about higher education. He's proposing a system that would rank colleges' affordability, which could then be tied to federal aid.
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Pay for performance at federal level?

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MOOC's Could Hurt Smaller and For-Profit Colleges, Moody's Report Says - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

MOOC's Could Hurt Smaller and For-Profit Colleges, Moody's Report Says - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it

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Georgia Regents University somehow manages to misspell ‘college’ on diplomas

Georgia Regents University somehow manages to misspell ‘college’ on diplomas | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Georgia Regents University is a mostly health sciences-oriented school located mainly in Augusta.
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Reihan Salam - What Chilean Graduates Can Teach Us About Higher Education Policy

Reihan Salam - What Chilean Graduates Can Teach Us About Higher Education Policy | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
To shed light on why a growing number of college graduates in the affluent market democracies are experiencing ex-post regret about the time and resources devoted to higher education, Justine Hastings, Christopher Neilson, and Seth Zimmerman have a...
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Reminds me of the Drama student who wrote a letter to Georgia's Chanellor.  Is the only purpose of college to fill jobs?  Is ROI ONLY monetary?

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US university heads make funding call

US university heads make funding call | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Some 165 US university presidents and chancellors have called on political leaders in Washington to boost funding for research and education.
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Rebooting online education

Rebooting online education | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
The disappointing results from San Jose State's experiment with online courses shouldn't be interpreted to mean that such courses can't help students.

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We should be thinking about this as an evolutionary process. I'm glad the conversation is finally moving in that direction.
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To be or not to be a drama major in this economy: Chancellor...

To be or not to be a drama major in this economy: Chancellor... | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Georgia higher education Chancellor Hank Huckaby recently gave a speech in Athens about the problems filling jobs in Georgia.
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Georgia university system to offer more 'massive' online courses

The University System of Georgia and big university systems in nine other states have announced a joint partnership with a large educational technology company to offer massive open online courses, or MOOCs.
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New Metric for Colleges: Graduates’ Salaries

New Metric for Colleges: Graduates’ Salaries | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
PayScale offers an alternative to the U.S News rankings of universities, listing them by the average earnings of their graduates. Not everyone agrees with that approach.
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"Professor Edmundson agreed that class distinctions were a red herring, and said that even vocational programs would benefit from courses in the humanities. “Everyone by virtue of being a human being should have a right to think about who they are and what might make them successful,” he said."

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Obama’s rankings won’t solve crisis in US academy

Obama’s rankings won’t solve crisis in US academy | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
More government cash is the only way to cut student costs, argue Rudy Fichtenbaum and Hank Reichman
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The Real Humanities Crisis Is Happening at Public Universities

The Real Humanities Crisis Is Happening at Public Universities | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard several times already that the humanities are in “crisis.” The crisis is real. But recent re
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Music education tied to higher test scores

Music education tied to higher test scores | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
A new Canadian study suggests music lessons may in fact have wide-ranging intellectual benefits
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Senate Report on Higher Education - July 2012

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Thanks to Anne C. Barnhart for sharing with me.

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Infographic on Un-Hired Ed: The Growing Adjunct Crisis

Infographic on Un-Hired Ed: The Growing Adjunct Crisis | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
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Thanks to Laura Gillespie MacIntyre for this one.

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Research Says: Actually, Where You Go To College Matters : NPR

Research Says: Actually, Where You Go To College Matters : NPR | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Researchers say that blacks and Latinos are underrepresented at the nation's top universities but overrepresented at 'open-access' colleges.
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Report: Higher Education Creates 'White Racial Privilege'

Report: Higher Education Creates 'White Racial Privilege' | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Researchers said white students are disproportionately concentrated at elite, well-funded colleges.
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Departing professor: Cuts have 'massacred' UF psychology department

Departing professor: Cuts have 'massacred' UF psychology department | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Before Clive Wynne packed up his office belongings for his move to Tempe, Ariz., the former University of Florida professor sent an impassioned four-page letter to Tigert Hall decrying the "massacre" of the Department of Psychology.
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Watch now: Artists Learn Art of Business to Brave Tough Economic Times | PBS NewsHour | PBS Video

Artists Learn Art of Business to Brave Tough Economic Times
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Many students studying wrong things, University System of Georgia chancellor says

University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby likely was the most celebrated man in Georgia on Thursday.
By proclamation of Gov. Nathan Deal, it was Hank Huckaby Day across the state.
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Oh, Georgia.  

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