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Booklets

With the traditional-age college population flattening if not shrinking in many parts of the U.S., colleges and universities are under greater pressure than ever before to develop new and different approaches to attracting students. "Strategies for Recruiting Students" is a collection of Inside Higher Ed articles and essays -- in print-on-demand format -- about some of the approaches institutions are taking, and some of the challenges they are facing.

Download the booklet here.

This booklet is part of a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

On Tuesday, July 8, Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman led a webinar about some of the issues discussed in the booklet. To view the webinar, click here.

This booklet was made possible in part through advertising support from Sparkroom.

Archive

August 22, 2008

U.S. government approves revised survey designed to identify barriers that inhibit community college students' ability to continue their educations at other colleges.

August 22, 2008

Even though many colleges will boast today about their placement in the annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report, more colleges than ever are declining to participate in the survey that makes up the single largest part of the magazine's formula.

August 21, 2008

With the enactment of a new GI Bill, the time has come to once again recall former University of Chicago President Robert Maynard Hutchins' prediction that the original 1944 legislation benefiting World War II soldiers would convert colleges and universities into "educational hobo jungles." Perhaps it's unfair -- Hutchins, a veteran himself, was a noted legal scholar and philosopher whose influence on the university he led is still quite visible today. But that's the price you pay for being so spectacularly (and quotably) wrong about one of the great policy issues of our time.

August 21, 2008

Bell Curve author Charles Murray takes direct aim at higher education in his new book Real Education by asserting that we are wasting our time trying to educate too many people. Murray contends that only 10 to 20 percent of those enrolled in four-year degree programs should actually be there. His pessimistic view of people’s ability to learn ignores not just good evidence to the contrary but the real pressures the American economy is facing.

August 18, 2008

Even after its rationale for barring illegal immigrants evaporates, North Carolina community college board keeps ban, while ordering study.

August 18, 2008

Colorado group challenges Ward Connerly's latest referendum by trying to put its own anti-quota measure on the fall ballot -- in a way that would preserve current diversity programs.

August 14, 2008

Court's rejection of Christian schools' suit against U. of California points to tensions facing admissions officers that go beyond the case's curricular dispute.

August 13, 2008

Test continues to experience rapid growth, which may explain small drop in average score. Popularity continues to rise in states dominated by SAT.

August 4, 2008

Analysis suggests extent of advantages of alumni children doesn't necessarily extend to ability to ace courses as college freshmen.

July 29, 2008

In wake of scandal and criticism, group toughens stance on conflicts of interest, limits gifts from college officials and bars advertising that could encourage anxiety.

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