The Washington Post

Few spheres of American life are more ripe for disruption by technology and price pressures than our higher education system. Students still pile into lecture halls by the hundreds when they could be learning as much at home, online or on their phone. Surely there’s a better way. Read more>

Sponsored by ETS

Student assessment data holds the key to demonstrating the value your institution delivers, and developing a more effective curriculum. But how can you be sure that the data you collect is accurate and - just as importantly - actionable? Read more>

The Hechinger Report

Even as a higher education becomes among the biggest investments Americans make, the information available about what students and their families are getting for their money remains stubbornly sparse and often inaccurate and even misleading. Read more>

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Fourteen months ago, when he was still president of Drake University, David Maxwell never would have felt comfortable stating the following sentence in a public setting: “We should find much of what Donald Trump says to be truly frightening as the antithesis of everything that we stand for as institutions, challenging by implication the very legitimacy of the (higher education) enterprise.” Read more>

Deborah Yaffe

Increasingly, librarians and their advocates are also pushing for systemic change: a transition away from the subscription-based model of scholarly communication and toward open access. Read more>

The Brookings Institution

Public universities typically charge students less than the full cost of education, using funds from state and local government and other sources to cover the difference. This indirect subsidy is one of the largest forms of aid in America’s higher ed system but is less understood in the policy community than grants and loans, which are provided directly to students in visible amounts, making them easier to analyze. Read more>

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