Higher education has been on the decline in an oddly quiet way. With enrollments down 10 consecutive years, state funding below 2008 levels, and public support eroding considerably, it’s almost as if higher education is on mute. How could it be that such a precious institution – embedded in the American Dream and long the envy of the world – is seemingly shriveling away? One explanation is that – as a collective – higher education has been unable to organize itself in a clear and coherent manner to make the most
As the pandemic has forced most colleges and universities to adopt remote instruction, it’s worth remembering that more than 50 years ago some schools voluntarily experimented with remote instruction via televised classes. That did not go well either. Students did not feel the same connection to their instructors and that, in turn, made a difference in what was learned. “It’s better to have a poor instructor in the classroom,” said one unhappy professor in 1967, “than to have a good one on TV.”
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“The Amateur Hour: A History of College Teaching in America.” Mr.
AOC hits back after Betsy DeVos warns ‘free college’ push is ‘socialist takeover of higher education’
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos slammed calls to “cancel” student debt or make college free, making a case this week against what she called a “socialist takeover” of education — and prompting a fiery rebuke from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
DeVos, who almost certainly will be replaced once President-elect Biden is inaugurated, has been a lightning rod for controversy since her tenure began in 2017; she’s pushed deregulation and aimed to increase due process on college campuses, to applause from conservatives and harsh criticism from Democrats.
But with an incoming administration likely to take the Department of Education in a sharply different
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CRI News: From November 21 to 22, the 2020 International Forum on Higher Education, co-hosted by China Association of Higher Education and Zhengzhou University, supported by Henan Provincial People’s Government, was held in Zhengzhou. More than one hundred Chinese and foreign experts and scholars discussed the way to advance the modernization of higher education on the theme of “Accelerating Modernization of University Governance Systems and Capacity Building”.
To realize the modernization of higher education, it is necessary to promote the modernization of governance systems and capacity building in higher education. It is also an important
Groups representing colleges and universities have urged President-elect Joe Biden to “move quickly” and undo many of President Trump’s orders that affect higher education policy, including Title IX reform and critical race theory.
In a letter from the American Council on Education, which was signed by 46 higher education groups, President Ted Mitchell wrote that the incoming Biden administration should remove the new Title IX mandate for a live hearing with cross-examination in cases of sexual assault on campus.
BIDEN EDUCATION SECRETARY FRONTRUNNERS HAVE BEEN CRITICAL OF CHARTER SCHOOLS, BACK TEACHERS UNIONS
Mitchell said the requirement “could have a chilling