The world of education and the delivery of education is significantly different for students today than just a generation or two ago. The knowledge needed to prosper in the 21st century requires a new set of skills to communicate, socialize, and gather information that necessitates a change in the way schools provide an education. […]

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Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and not only is it a time for families to gather together, eat turkey and give thanks, it is also a time for students to gather with their old high school friends. It is the first extended length of time many of them will have together since they started their college […]

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According to a recently released Moody’s Investor Service report, closure rates for small colleges and universities are expected to triple in the coming years. In addition, they predict increases in mergers and alliances for publicly funded institutions. All related to declining enrollment and revenue. This is attributed to “an iron triangle of doom”: 1) Fewer […]

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Public higher education is at a crossroads. The fact that barely over 50 % of the students enrolled at a four year university today will cross the graduation stage with a diploma in six years is astounding. Student loans are soaring with students taking out astronomical loans to pursue that diploma, but find they are […]

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  “Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair?” So goes Shelley’s famous warning to pretensions of greatness and hubris. One cannot help but recall Shelley’s celebrated sonnet when listening to the intractable positions taken by many stakeholders in Higher Ed.  Numerous articles have been written about the bursting of the Higher Education bubble. I […]

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The subject NYT opinion piece should be a watershed. It starts off with the perfunctory attacks on business practices in education, reformers, market solutions and competition. But, after aimlessly meandering through the woods, it then remarkably, makes a U-turn and announces that education could learn from the time-tested business strategies of Dr. Deming. Dr. Deming […]

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