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Guest post: Student engagement is the key 'fix'

Here is a guest post from Karen R. Lawrence, president of Sarah Lawrence College. She writes in response to the story on fixing higher education that was published in Sunday's Washington Post Magazine. The Cost of Getting Higher Education Into...

By Daniel de Vise  | February 24, 2011; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Administration, Liberal Arts, Pedagogy, Students  | Tags:  NSSE, Sarah Lawrence College, Washington Post fixing higher ed, fixing higher education  
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Randolph-Macon offers 'degree guarantee'

Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va., today announced a Four-Year Degree Guarantee: Students who follow a few institutional policies are promised a degree in four years, or else the college will waive tuition until the student has finished. With the guarantee,...

By Daniel de Vise  | February 22, 2011; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Attainment, Finance, Liberal Arts, Privates  | Tags:  Degree Guarantee Program Randolph Macon, RMC degree guarantee, Randolph-Macon College degree guarantee, Virginia college guarantees degree, college guarantees four-year graduation  
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ACTA's Neal: Student 'choice' has run amok

Here is a guest post from Anne D. Neal, president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a District nonprofit that has criticized the academy for requiring too little essential knowledge of students completing degrees. In a prior post,...

By Daniel de Vise  | February 8, 2011; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Administration, Liberal Arts, Pedagogy, Research  | Tags:  ACTA What Will They Learn, ACTA general education, Academically Adrift, Anne Neal ACTA, Anne Neal Richard Ekman, college general education  
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Academically Adrift: Ekman responds to ACTA's Neal

This guest post is from Richard Ekman, president of the Council of Independent Colleges, a group of more than 600 independent liberal arts schools and universities. A recent study by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa, "Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on...

By Daniel de Vise  | January 27, 2011; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Liberal Arts, Pedagogy, Research, Students  | Tags:  ACTA Anne Neal, ACTA What Will They Learn, Academically Adrift, CIC Richard Ekman, collegiate learning assessment  
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Guest post: 'Academically Adrift,' indeed

Today's guest blogger is Anne D. Neal, president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a nonprofit that has challenged the academy on how little most colleges require their students to learn. A new study regrettably confirms what the...

By Daniel de Vise  | January 19, 2011; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Liberal Arts, Pedagogy, Research, Students  | Tags:  Academically Adrift, What Will They Learn, college learning, core curriculum, general education ACTA  
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Some area schools rate well in general education

A sampling of local universities as measured in the gen-ed ratingsn a new set of college ratings that attempt to measure how well universities do in providing a general education. By that I mean ensuring students learn essential knowledge and skills in math, science, literature and composition, foreign language, history and economics.

By Daniel de Vise  | November 22, 2010; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Liberal Arts, Pedagogy  | Tags:  ACTA ratings, Johns Hopkins ACTA ratings, What Will They Learn, core college curriculum, general education ratings  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Kiplinger cites 11 area schools for quality, value, Daniel de Vise , October 28, 2010
Liberal arts college offers a job to every grad, Daniel de Vise , September 1, 2010
Washington Monthly's take on college rankings, Daniel de Vise , August 23, 2010
Local colleges gain ground in U.S. News rankings, Daniel de Vise , August 17, 2010
Naval Academy discovers 'culture', Daniel de Vise , July 15, 2010
Financial aid rising faster than tuition, Daniel de Vise , June 29, 2010
'Value' in higher education, Daniel de Vise , June 1, 2010
Top 5 quirky Annapolis collegiate traditions, Daniel de Vise , April 12, 2010
Tuition discounting at an all-time high, Daniel de Vise , April 9, 2010
Calculating the net price of college, Daniel de Vise , March 17, 2010
College news in 'three clicks or less', Daniel de Vise , March 15, 2010
From college president to successful author, Daniel de Vise , February 9, 2010
College president chronicles return to school, Daniel de Vise , February 8, 2010
Coffee with Pomona President Oxtoby, Daniel de Vise , February 5, 2010
Williams abandons no-loan rule, Daniel de Vise , February 1, 2010
College gender gap stabilizing, Daniel de Vise , January 25, 2010
 
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