Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 6:49pm
My views on higher education are very similar to my views on medical care: we suffer from excessive cost growth driven by credentialism, third-party payment, a lack of transparency, and overreliance on inefficient public institutions. Vance Fried of Oklahoma State University has offered the definitive critique of how federal higher education policy shapes this landscape.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 6:48pm
Business scholar Steven Maranville left a tenured appointment with the University of Houston to teach at Utah Valley University two years ago, but officials fired him after a one-year probationary period when they concluded his teaching did not suit their students.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 9:47pm
Will the university of the future be bigger — or smaller? Are college campuses still cradles of revolt — or merely marginal spectators to the Arab Spring? Should students expect to be trained for the job market — or is it more important to learn how to think?
Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 10/18/2011 - 5:16pm
Sports-writing colleague Kirk Bohls and I wrote an article for today’s paper coming off an interview with William Powers Jr., president of the University of Texas. We focus on his views about the turmoil in the Big 12 athletic conference.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Sun, 10/16/2011 - 9:45pm
Zane State is among dozens of public colleges and universities across the northeastern shale states that are moving to add new staff, academic majors or job-training courses in fields related to natural gas.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 6:01pm
Over the last decade, universities spurred by dreams of global cachet - and, sometimes, by foreign governments eager to underwrite them - built or rented whole campuses and offered Western-style education abroad. But now some schools are running out of cash as they struggle to attract enough students and develop a viable business model.