Bright Futures Educational Consulting Up and Running

Bright Futures Educational Consulting provides consulting services for high school students who are thinking about college, students already in college thinking about transferring or graduate school, and for colleges and universities Continue reading Bright Futures Educational Consulting Up and Running

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What You Need To Know About For-Profit Colleges

The Chronicle of Higher Ed published just today another nightmare story about practices at a for-profit college: Corinthian. Fortunately, this one is on the verge of closing anyhow, but you need to take heed, because Corinthian College isn’t alone among … Continue reading What You Need To Know About For-Profit Colleges

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Why MOOCs Aren’t for College Credit and Shouldn’t Be

Number 1 reason: the business world is made up of perhaps hundreds of millions of human interactions that take place on a daily basis. If college study doesn’t give students regular opportunities for human interaction, college study will not prepare graduates for the workforce. And now we have empirical research supporting what we should have known without it. According to the recent Gallup-Purdue Research Report as reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education, College graduates, whether they went to a hoity-toity private college or a midtier public, had double the chances of being engaged in their work and were three … Continue reading Why MOOCs Aren’t for College Credit and Shouldn’t Be

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An Era of Neglect – Special Reports – The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education is running a series of articles in this issue about the state of higher education and the history that led us to its current state. The short version is that economic downturns and private sector commitments to paying as little taxes as possible has led to cuts in state budgets. Rises in tuition costs are exactly proportional in many cases to cuts in state budgets for education, and in order to drive up admissions, colleges are increasingly investing in sports and amenities rather than in qualified educators. The result is that the business sector is getting what … Continue reading An Era of Neglect – Special Reports – The Chronicle of Higher Education

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A Humanist Apologizes to Numbers – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Fun read by a creative writing professor about his relationship to numbers. I think the recent institutional separation of arts and sciences causes us to forget the historical relationship between the two. The original seven liberal arts consisted of three studies of language and ideas, the trivium — grammar, rhetoric, and dialectic — while the other four focused on either theoretical or applied math in the forms of arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music. It never was about either developing language or math skills. Each one helps you understand the other. Intensive study of grammar and poetics, at some point, makes … Continue reading A Humanist Apologizes to Numbers – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education

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