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Why We Need to Rethink Conventional Graduation Rates as a Measure of Colleges' Success

Why We Need to Rethink Conventional Graduation Rates as a Measure o...

July 25, 2018

Marvin Krislov, president of Pace University (NY), writes: In the academic world, we have run into a statistical dead end in assessing how our students are performing. I want to propose a way of breaking through the issue so that our colleges and universities are able to keep pace with, and measure, the deep changes impacting our economy and society and the role higher education must play.
Marvin Krislov, president of Pace University (NY), writes: In the academic world, we have run into a statistical dead end in assessing how our students are performing. I want to propose a way of breaking through the issue so that our colleges and universities are able to keep pace with, and measure, the deep changes impacting our economy and society and the role higher education must play.

July 25, 2018

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TheConversation.com

How Free Should Speech on Campus Be?

How Free Should Speech on Campus Be?

July 24, 2018

TheConversation.com asked a panel of presidents – Ana Mari Cauce, pesident of the University of Washington; Clayton Rose, president of Bowdoin College (ME) ; and Connie Ledoux Book, president of Elon University (NC) – these questions: As the nation approaches the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville tragedy, what is the most important thing you think needs to happen in order to make college campuses places where controversial ideas can be heard? Do you believe free speech should be treated differently on campus than it is in the rest of society? And if so, how?
TheConversation.com asked a panel of presidents – Ana Mari Cauce, pesident of the University of Washington; Clayton Rose, president of Bowdoin College (ME) ; and Connie Ledoux Book, president of Elon University (NC) – these questions: As the nation approaches the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville tragedy, what is the most important thing you think needs to happen in order to make college campuses places where controversial ideas can be heard? Do you believe free speech should be treated differently on campus than it is in the rest of society? And if so, how?

July 24, 2018

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The Virginian-Pilot, VA

Effort to Save the Bay Offers Lessons for Higher Education

Effort to Save the Bay Offers Lessons for Higher Education

July 16, 2018

Scott D. Miller, president of Virginia Wesleyan University, writes: For our students at Virginia Wesleyan, the bay and what feeds into it make up the ultimate science lab. We’re conducting research and building outreach programming on the realities of the watershed. We applaud the valuable work of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Virginia Aquarium, the Virginia Marine Science Center and other Virginia Wesleyan partners whose research and monitoring contribute to the health of the bay.
Scott D. Miller, president of Virginia Wesleyan University, writes: For our students at Virginia Wesleyan, the bay and what feeds into it make up the ultimate science lab. We’re conducting research and building outreach programming on the realities of the watershed. We applaud the valuable work of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Virginia Aquarium, the Virginia Marine Science Center and other Virginia Wesleyan partners whose research and monitoring contribute to the health of the bay.

July 16, 2018

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The Washington Post

Value Matters in Choosing a College. But Not Just the Price Kind.

Value Matters in Choosing a College. But Not Just the Price Kind.

July 16, 2018

Jim Troha, president of Juniata College (PA), writes: I’m not only the parent of a college student, but also the president of a liberal arts college. So what did the college search experience show me? That the flavor and culture of any college a young person is considering matters, and higher education leaders are not doing a good enough job expressing its importance.
Jim Troha, president of Juniata College (PA), writes: I’m not only the parent of a college student, but also the president of a liberal arts college. So what did the college search experience show me? That the flavor and culture of any college a young person is considering matters, and higher education leaders are not doing a good enough job expressing its importance.

July 16, 2018

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

How to Sell the Value of the Liberal Arts

How to Sell the Value of the Liberal Arts

July 11, 2018

Carmen T. Ambar, president of Oberlin College (OH), says institutions like hers need to explain to students and their families that a liberal-arts education is still worth the price.
Carmen T. Ambar, president of Oberlin College (OH), says institutions like hers need to explain to students and their families that a liberal-arts education is still worth the price.

July 11, 2018

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