One of the best things about being a faculty member is the incredible flexibility during the summer. Although I am only on a nine-month contract and have to hustle for grant or contract funding to maintain a nice standard of living (here is what I did last summer), it’s great to be in almost complete… Read more »
The Department of Education plans to eliminate reporting requirements on private and institutional loans, exempting those kinds of debt from any accountability or transparency. That’s a mistake.
To revitalize its home city, Rutgers University-Newark has started an honors program that looks beyond test scores to students’ commitment to social change
Huge shortages loom in the skilled trades, which require less — and cheaper — training
The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education meets Tuesday to discuss the future of students at Mount Ida College, the liberal arts college in Newton set to close at the end of the month. Many of its 1,500 students—and incoming ones who had planned to enroll this fall—are unsure where they will complete their degrees. One… Read more »
At least 25 miles from the nearest campus, they also don’t have internet speeds to study online
Dominique Baker (@bakerdphd) is a second-year assistant professor of education policy at Southern Methodist University, where her research focuses on student financial aid and equity in higher education. A prolific scholar (her CV is available here), her work addresses policy-relevant topics in a way that should be the goal of every assistant professor. (Also, SMU… Read more »
Every year, I take the 68 teams in the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament and fill out a bracket based on colleges with the lowest net price of attendance (defined as the total cost of attendance less all grant aid received). My 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 brackets are preserved for posterity—and often… Read more »
Kelly Rosinger (@kelly_rosinger) is a first-year assistant professor in the Department of Education Policy Studies at Penn State University. Before that, she was an Institute of Education Sciences postdoc at the University of Virginia, where she worked with Ben Castleman’s Nudge4 team applying behavioral interventions to improve the college choice process. An expert in experimental… Read more »
More and more American colleges and universities depend on foreign students to make sure their costs are low. But those students are increasingly going to other countries to study and the current political attitude towards immigrants is partly to blame.