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Accreditation

Understanding Accreditation: Innovation and Edtech

In a December 2018 announcement, Secretary DeVos stated her agenda will promote “innovation” in higher education, including evaluating the current accreditation process. Some skeptics...

In Coding Boot Camps, Accreditation, Higher Education, Apr 10, 2019

Understanding Accreditation: The Basics

America’s higher education system is as wide reaching as it is diverse. Its ability to cater to the needs of disparate student populations means it is characteristically unique, but a...

In Higher Education, Accreditation, Apr 05, 2019

Coding Boot Camps

Understanding Accreditation: Innovation and Edtech

In a December 2018 announcement, Secretary DeVos stated her agenda will promote “innovation” in higher education, including evaluating the current accreditation process. Some skeptics...

In Coding Boot Camps, Accreditation, Higher Education, Apr 10, 2019

College Tuition

Does the Net Price Calculator do what Congress Promised it would do?

In the 2008 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), the law permitting the disbursement of federal student loans, Congress required colleges and universities to provide a n...

In College Tuition, Higher Education, Student Loan Debt, Mar 30, 2019

Today's Executive Order: The Good, the Bad, and the Ridiculous

President Trump’s most recent executive order, Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities, is raising many eyebrows in the education communi...

In College Tuition, Higher Education, Policy Analysis, Mar 22, 2019

Can a Middle-Man Actually Reduce Costs?

What if MOOCs and traditional institutions worked together to address the two biggest problems facing US higher education: completion rates and student loan debt?

In College Tuition, Higher Education, MOOCs, Oct 27, 2017

College2.0?

It’s hard to have a discussion about higher education in America without quickly falling into a debate about cost, access, the achievement gap, student debt, and administrative bloat....

In College Tuition, Higher Education, Apr 30, 2017

Trump's Higher Education Plan's not Bad, but it's not Great either

On October 19th, Donald Trump finally broke his silence on the issue of the cost of higher education.

In College Tuition, Policy Analysis, Oct 29, 2016

5 Myths Behind the Rising Cost of College in America: Part 5

As the four previous articles in this series demonstrate, running a college is not an easy or inexpensive venture, and fixing the problem of the cost of college requires more than one...

In College Tuition, Aug 30, 2016

5 Myths Behind the Rising Cost of College in America: Part 4

A quick search for “paying for college” will result in a number of websites claiming to reveal the secrets behind lowering the cost higher education. Their magic bullet? The net price...

In College Tuition, Aug 24, 2016

Does Tuition-Free College Really Solve the Student Debt Crisis?

While I’m finishing up myths 4 and 5 behind the rising cost of college, let’s explore a popular, yet controversial, idea that is shaping the 2016 Presidential Election: free college f...

In College Tuition, Policy Analysis, Aug 18, 2016

5 Myths Behind the Rising Cost of College in America: Part 3

The centerpiece of the conversation regarding the increasing cost of college in America is student loans. All things considered, student loans are quite a risky business. Banks and th...

In College Tuition, Aug 13, 2016

5 Myths Behind the Rising Cost of College in America: Part 2

You would be hard pressed to find anyone who disagrees with the statement that college cost have risen significantly in the past few years. How we got to the point where an average ye...

In College Tuition, Aug 10, 2016

5 Myths Behind the Rising Cost of College in America: Part I

Higher education in the United States is expensive. Our presidential nominees debate how to offset costs, banks keep issuing student loans to fresh high school graduates with interest...

In College Tuition, Aug 08, 2016

Department of Education

The ED’s Newest Recommendations Are a Step in the Right Direction in Solving the Student Debt Crisis

In the fight to keep the nation’s 1.5 trillion student loan bill from growing, the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) may have just won a small victory. In its memo published on Mond...

In Higher Education, Department of Education, Student Financial Aid, Apr 17, 2019

Higher Education

The ED’s Newest Recommendations Are a Step in the Right Direction in Solving the Student Debt Crisis

In the fight to keep the nation’s 1.5 trillion student loan bill from growing, the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) may have just won a small victory. In its memo published on Mond...

In Higher Education, Department of Education, Student Financial Aid, Apr 17, 2019

Understanding Accreditation: Innovation and Edtech

In a December 2018 announcement, Secretary DeVos stated her agenda will promote “innovation” in higher education, including evaluating the current accreditation process. Some skeptics...

In Coding Boot Camps, Accreditation, Higher Education, Apr 10, 2019

Understanding Accreditation: The Basics

America’s higher education system is as wide reaching as it is diverse. Its ability to cater to the needs of disparate student populations means it is characteristically unique, but a...

In Higher Education, Accreditation, Apr 05, 2019

Does the Net Price Calculator do what Congress Promised it would do?

In the 2008 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), the law permitting the disbursement of federal student loans, Congress required colleges and universities to provide a n...

In College Tuition, Higher Education, Student Loan Debt, Mar 30, 2019

Today's Executive Order: The Good, the Bad, and the Ridiculous

President Trump’s most recent executive order, Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities, is raising many eyebrows in the education communi...

In College Tuition, Higher Education, Policy Analysis, Mar 22, 2019

The Myth of Meritocracy

Is the outrage over the college admissions scandal about the actions of rich parents and corrupt officials, or that it might force us to confront the myth of meritocracy?

In Higher Education, Mar 19, 2019

4 Takeaways from Mass Court Ruling on MIT Student Suicide Case

Yesterday, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts determined MIT could not be reasonably held responsible for graduate student Han Nguyen’s 2009 suicide. In its 44-page opinion, ...

In Higher Education, Policy Analysis, Privacy, May 08, 2018

When does a Campus' Big Data become a Student's Educational Record?

The University of Arizona recently announced its Smart Campus research initiative uses data collected from students’ ID to predict if a student will drop out or transfer to another in...

In Higher Education, Privacy, Mar 13, 2018

Can a Middle-Man Actually Reduce Costs?

What if MOOCs and traditional institutions worked together to address the two biggest problems facing US higher education: completion rates and student loan debt?

In College Tuition, Higher Education, MOOCs, Oct 27, 2017

College2.0?

It’s hard to have a discussion about higher education in America without quickly falling into a debate about cost, access, the achievement gap, student debt, and administrative bloat....

In College Tuition, Higher Education, Apr 30, 2017

MOOCs

Can a Middle-Man Actually Reduce Costs?

What if MOOCs and traditional institutions worked together to address the two biggest problems facing US higher education: completion rates and student loan debt?

In College Tuition, Higher Education, MOOCs, Oct 27, 2017

What MOOCs must do to Remain Relevant in American Higher Education

It’s been four years since The New York Times declared 2012 “the year of the MOOC” (Pappano, 2012). In that time, San Jose State’s partnership with Udacity failed, edX and ASU’s creat...

In MOOCs, Aug 06, 2016

Policy Analysis

Today's Executive Order: The Good, the Bad, and the Ridiculous

President Trump’s most recent executive order, Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities, is raising many eyebrows in the education communi...

In College Tuition, Higher Education, Policy Analysis, Mar 22, 2019

4 Takeaways from Mass Court Ruling on MIT Student Suicide Case

Yesterday, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts determined MIT could not be reasonably held responsible for graduate student Han Nguyen’s 2009 suicide. In its 44-page opinion, ...

In Higher Education, Policy Analysis, Privacy, May 08, 2018

Policy as Protectionism

As a higher education administrator, I feel safe under the umbrella of policy and procedure. Whether it’s responding to a campus emergency, relaying information to a parent or family ...

In Policy Analysis, Apr 19, 2017

Higher Education and the Trump Administration: Is there Anything Institutions can do to Protect their Undocumented Students?

With the election of Donald Trump, colleges and universities now find themselves facing an unanticipated, but very real and very urgent problem: the deportation of undocumented students.

In Policy Analysis, Dec 23, 2016

Trump's Higher Education Plan's not Bad, but it's not Great either

On October 19th, Donald Trump finally broke his silence on the issue of the cost of higher education.

In College Tuition, Policy Analysis, Oct 29, 2016

Does Tuition-Free College Really Solve the Student Debt Crisis?

While I’m finishing up myths 4 and 5 behind the rising cost of college, let’s explore a popular, yet controversial, idea that is shaping the 2016 Presidential Election: free college f...

In College Tuition, Policy Analysis, Aug 18, 2016

Privacy

4 Takeaways from Mass Court Ruling on MIT Student Suicide Case

Yesterday, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts determined MIT could not be reasonably held responsible for graduate student Han Nguyen’s 2009 suicide. In its 44-page opinion, ...

In Higher Education, Policy Analysis, Privacy, May 08, 2018

When does a Campus' Big Data become a Student's Educational Record?

The University of Arizona recently announced its Smart Campus research initiative uses data collected from students’ ID to predict if a student will drop out or transfer to another in...

In Higher Education, Privacy, Mar 13, 2018

Student Financial Aid

The ED’s Newest Recommendations Are a Step in the Right Direction in Solving the Student Debt Crisis

In the fight to keep the nation’s 1.5 trillion student loan bill from growing, the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) may have just won a small victory. In its memo published on Mond...

In Higher Education, Department of Education, Student Financial Aid, Apr 17, 2019

Student Loan Debt

Does the Net Price Calculator do what Congress Promised it would do?

In the 2008 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), the law permitting the disbursement of federal student loans, Congress required colleges and universities to provide a n...

In College Tuition, Higher Education, Student Loan Debt, Mar 30, 2019