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Fixing higher ed: U-Va. and U-Md. weigh in

In an article published last week in The Washington Post Magazine, I offered eight suggestions to "fix" higher education. After reading the article, you can rank the ideas in a poll, which you will find farther down on this blog....

By Daniel de Vise  | February 27, 2011; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Administration, Aid, Athletics, Attainment, Development, Finance, Labor, Research, Technology  | Tags:  UMD fixing higher ed, UVA fixing higher ed, fixing higher education, higher education reform, washington post fixing higher education  
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Fixing higher ed: College Board's Sandy Baum

In a forthcoming story for The Washington Post Magazine, I offer eight suggestions to "fix" higher education. I will host a brief online Q&A on the fixes at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Click here to pose a question in advance. For...

By Daniel de Vise  | February 18, 2011; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Admissions, Aid, Finance, Pedagogy, Public policy, Research, Technology  | Tags:  How to fix higher education, Post fixing higher ed, Sandy Baum College Board, Washington Post fix higher education, higher education reform  
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Christian university discusses Holocaust

In a symposium that concludes today, Liberty University in Virginia examines "Genocide and Religious Persecution Around the World." It's the first time Liberty has squarely addressed the Holocaust and genocide, issues "evangelicals need to talk about and advocate better on,"...

By Daniel de Vise  | February 16, 2011; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Pedagogy, Research  | Tags:  Christian university Holocaust symposium, Liberty U discusses genocide holocaust, Liberty University, Liberty genocide Holocaust  
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Cornell's Skorton: Don't cut humanities

Here is a guest post from David J. Skorton, president of Cornell University. Last month, the Republican Study Committee released its hard-hitting recommendations for reductions in the federal budget. Regardless of our individual politics, and whether we agree with any...

By David J. Skorton  | February 10, 2011; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Finance, Public policy, Research  | Tags:  David Skorton Cornell, NEH cuts, RSC, RSC budget cuts, Republican Study Committee, humanities cuts  
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Survey: Community college students prize Internet access over teachers

Community college students have come to view online education as key to their success above all else, according to a new report billed as the first national survey of students in two-year colleges. Pearson Foundation hired Harris Interactive to survey...

By Daniel de Vise  | February 9, 2011; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Access, Attainment, Community Colleges, Finance, Online, Research, Students  | Tags:  college access, community college, community college survey, online education college  
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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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Older Entries in This Category »

Higher ed reporters meet to learn, share, gripe, Daniel de Vise , February 5, 2011
Lumina's Degree Profile: A co-author's view, Daniel de Vise , January 27, 2011
Academically Adrift: Ekman responds to ACTA's Neal, Daniel de Vise , January 27, 2011
Lumina sets standards for college degrees, Daniel de Vise , January 25, 2011
Guest post: 'Academically Adrift,' indeed, Daniel de Vise , January 19, 2011
Study: Set vague new year's resolutions, Daniel de Vise , January 3, 2011
12 notable higher education stories of 2010, Daniel de Vise , December 28, 2010
Divorced parents contribute less toward college, Daniel de Vise , December 10, 2010
Study: Every foreign language has its niche, Daniel de Vise , December 8, 2010
Md., Va. grad rates exceed national average, Daniel de Vise , December 7, 2010
U-Va., William and Mary grad rates are nation's best, Daniel de Vise , December 6, 2010
Report: GMU scholar plagiarized in climate report, Daniel de Vise , November 23, 2010
Study: Recommendation letters can hinder women, Daniel de Vise , November 10, 2010
NCAA grad rates rising; Loyola U. nearly perfect, Daniel de Vise , November 4, 2010
College endowments recovered in fiscal 2010, Daniel de Vise , November 3, 2010
Study: Racial harmony begins in the dorm room, Daniel de Vise , October 18, 2010
R&D spending continues to rise, Daniel de Vise , September 30, 2010
Do-it-yourself doctoral rankings, Daniel de Vise , September 29, 2010
National Research Council doctoral rankings released, Daniel de Vise , September 28, 2010
Survey: Helicopter parents hover over campus, Daniel de Vise , September 27, 2010
For-profit higher ed company opens national ad campaign, Daniel de Vise , September 22, 2010
Report: U.S. won't regain grad lead anytime soon, Daniel de Vise , September 21, 2010
Program boosts community college transfers, Daniel de Vise , September 20, 2010
New global rankings: Hopkins high, G'town low, Daniel de Vise , September 16, 2010
U.S. schools humbled in world rankings, Daniel de Vise , September 9, 2010
D.C. displaces Boston as third-best college town, Daniel de Vise , September 8, 2010
Researchers: Williamsburg colonists buried pets, Daniel de Vise , September 3, 2010
Rating the college rankings, Daniel de Vise , August 30, 2010
150 private colleges fail DOE financial test, Daniel de Vise , August 12, 2010
Tangled up in FAFSA: Aid red tape run amok, Daniel de Vise , July 30, 2010
The best D.C.-area colleges to work for, Daniel de Vise , July 26, 2010
Grade inflation is making students lazy, Daniel de Vise , July 22, 2010
College giving will rebound, survey says, Daniel de Vise , July 20, 2010
Does study abroad make you a better student?, Daniel de Vise , July 13, 2010
Financial aid rising faster than tuition, Daniel de Vise , June 29, 2010
Report finds more 'highly competitive' colleges , Daniel de Vise , June 22, 2010
Lockheed, U-Md. announce partnership, Washington Post Editors , June 5, 2010
Space: A three-dimensional air hockey game, Daniel de Vise , May 27, 2010
For-profits, Frontline and College Inc., Daniel de Vise , May 7, 2010
Friday news roundup, Daniel de Vise , April 30, 2010
Nearly half of doctorates never completed, Daniel de Vise , April 29, 2010
Study: Half of for-profit students borrow $30k, Daniel de Vise , April 26, 2010
U.S. News grad-school rankings: a walkthrough, Daniel de Vise , April 15, 2010
Study: local universities stingy on pay raises, Daniel de Vise , April 12, 2010
Tuition discounting at an all-time high, Daniel de Vise , April 9, 2010
Few schools backing off "no loan" pledges, Daniel de Vise , April 8, 2010
Duke, Butler succeed off the court, too, Daniel de Vise , April 8, 2010
A bookshelf filled with unread textbooks?, Daniel de Vise , April 2, 2010
For-profits vs. community colleges, Daniel de Vise , March 31, 2010
Why no Male Studies?, Daniel de Vise , March 25, 2010
Hopkins: We will cut emissions by half, Daniel de Vise , March 12, 2010
GW students: Our profs are liberals, Daniel de Vise , March 10, 2010
Chancellor Kirwan honored for leadership, Daniel de Vise , March 9, 2010
Does college make people more liberal?, Daniel de Vise , February 25, 2010
The Census comes to campus, Daniel de Vise , February 25, 2010
Investigation: sexual assault seldom punished , Daniel de Vise , February 24, 2010
Public Agenda survey finds deep skepticism, Daniel de Vise , February 19, 2010
Where students apply: a case study, Daniel de Vise , February 18, 2010
U-Md. vs. U-Va.: Bring it on!, Daniel de Vise , February 17, 2010
U.S. News vs. NSSE, Daniel de Vise , February 15, 2010
Pat McGuire and Trinity Washington University, Daniel de Vise , February 15, 2010
Academia obsessed, displeased with rankings, Daniel de Vise , February 12, 2010
Stimulus Funds Saved Publics, Daniel de Vise , February 11, 2010
The net price of college, Daniel de Vise , February 10, 2010
V-T, WM, VMI endowments thriving, Daniel de Vise , February 10, 2010
From college president to successful author, Daniel de Vise , February 9, 2010
Giving is up at local universities, Daniel de Vise , February 3, 2010
Study: Catholics not "led astray" at Catholic U's, Daniel de Vise , February 3, 2010
U-Md. scholar studies college application hype, Daniel de Vise , February 2, 2010
FAFSA February, Daniel de Vise , February 1, 2010
Va. community college dubbed 'leader', Daniel de Vise , February 1, 2010
Local endowments depleted in '09, Daniel de Vise , January 28, 2010
Online learning goes mainstream, Daniel de Vise , January 27, 2010
Collegiate rankings: A scholarly critique, Daniel de Vise , January 27, 2010
Education costs tripled since 1990, Daniel de Vise , January 26, 2010
College gender gap stabilizing, Daniel de Vise , January 25, 2010
 
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