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Explaining Shared Governance and Academic Leadership— Daniels Leads the Way

January 23, 2013 by Anne D. Neal|

Bravo, Purdue President Mitch Daniels.  For too long, college presidents have viewed their role as campus figureheads, saying nary a word about the urgent need for academic excellence, engaged stewardship,… Continue Reading >>

Why the Core is Good for Professors

January 23, 2013 by William Gonch|

KC Johnson has a fascinating take on the new Moody’s report on college finances. Here’s the part I found most… Continue Reading >>

More on the Budget Crunch

January 17, 2013 |

The Moody’s report on universities’ parlous financial state continues to garner attention, now in the form of an extensive… Continue Reading >>

Where Does the Money Go?

January 16, 2013 by William Gonch|

A new study by the Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research finds that schools in the NCAA Division I spend… Continue Reading >>

Survey: Americans Respect U.S. Colleges, but Think They Need to Change Course

November 30, 2012 by William Gonch|

American higher education needs to change course in order to preserve its excellence.  We’ve been saying that for years—and according to a new… Continue Reading >>

Quality and Efficiency, Please, Not Tuition Increases

November 21, 2011 by Daniel Burnett|

A recent Roper Survey, taken in conjunction with the 2011 update to What Will They Learn? shows that the American public… Continue Reading >>

Bravo to Penn State

October 19, 2011 by Michael Poliakoff|

As demonstrated in a recent article from the Chronicle of Higher Education, President Graham Spanier… Continue Reading >>

Taming the Upward Spiral

November 5, 2009 by Sandra E. Diaz|

In the midst of the current recession, the 2.1 percent drop in consumer prices between July 2008 and July 2009 and the massive reorganization of various companies are hardly news. But there is one sector… Continue Reading >>

Elusive Answers to a Simple Question

October 7, 2009 by David Azerrad|

The Cato Institute hosted a panel yesterday entitled "Taking Control of Spiraling College Costs" that featured Cato's Neal McCluskey,… Continue Reading >>

Erskine Bowles Nails It

August 31, 2009 by Noah Mamis|

There was a very encouraging story in today's Raleigh News & Observer, detailing the University of North… Continue Reading >>

Bureaucrat U

July 17, 2009 by David Azerrad|

Our friend Daniel Bennett from the Center for College Affordability and Productivity has published in Continue Reading >>

The Revenue-to-Cost Spiral—and How to Stop It

July 6, 2009 by Sandra E. Czelusniak|

From our friends at the Pope Center comes a new and timely paper about why tuition and fees at our universities rise so quickly. The… Continue Reading >>

And You Thought Health Care Was the Priciest Thing Going

July 1, 2009 by Charles Mitchell|

One of today's most e-mailed Chronicle of Higher Education articles (bearing the provocative title "Will Higher Education Be the Next Bubble to Burst?") contains a rather jarring statistic,… Continue Reading >>

Calls for Reform in the Pine Tree State

May 19, 2009 by Sandra E. Czelusniak|

Today's editorial from the Portland (Maine) Press Herald shows that the general public is growing… Continue Reading >>

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