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Back to the Future

THE MORE THINGS appear to change, the more things in fact remain the same. Higher education is no exception. Views once expressed about non-conventional (a.k.a. non-traditional) higher education are still very much appropriate.

Technology Will Sharpen Higher Education Response to U.S. Regulation and Demands for Accountability

ACROSS MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS, significant change has come to U.S. higher education because of diverse but insistent governmental calls for "accountability" - across teaching and learning, academic program offerings, financial aid services, and affordability. With or without ongoing interventions by government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Education under Margaret Spellings, the underpinnings of the current accountability movement are increasingly being accepted as the basis for an evolutionary transformation of the higher education system.

Helping Students Manage Education Debt: Whose Job Is It?

Problems, Not Issues: Why Don't We Bother?

Distance Learning That Works

The Continuing Importance of Place in Library Service

Why Relevance Matters

Tuition and Student Debt Levels Reflect National Priorities

COLLEGE TUITION HAS INCREASED 35 PERCENT in the last five years, according to the College Board. There are several reasons why tuition rises at a rate faster than inflation. The first is that there are real cost increases associated with organizations that are both personnel and technology intense-and higher education fits that model.

The Commodity Market and the University Education

ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT pressures facing colleges and universities is dictated by an underlying change in their marketplace. Increasingly, higher education is taking on the attributes of a commodity market.

College Loans Still a Good Option

RECENTLY I MET A FAMILY whose daughter was looking at Rhodes College. The family income was slightly above $20,000. Federal and state funding didn't provide the assistance necessary for the daughter to enroll. Even after adding a substantial commitment from the college to the financial aid package, there was a large financial gap.

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