After the FAFSA Quake, a Flood of Corrections

As delays to the FAFSA rollout piled up, so did an unusual number of errors, both on student forms and in the Education Department’s eligibility calculations.

Republicans Find a Scapegoat for the FAFSA Mess

Calls for the ouster of Richard Cordray, head of the agency that developed and launched the troubled student-aid application, are growing louder. How did he become the conservatives’ culprit of choice?

Campus Engagement Tip: Investing in Student Leader Training

Texas A&M University at San Antonio requires its peer mentors to participate in over 200 hours of onboarding and professional development of its peer mentors throughout the year.

A Data-Based Defense of the English Major

Research from the Association of Departments of English (ADE) highlights the value of studying English and the career outcomes of graduates.

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In Return to Tests, Don’t Forgo Disability Equity

As colleges reinstate standardized testing requirements, they must consider students with learning disabilities, Dwight Richardson Kelly writes.

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Is College Worth It?

David Wippman and Glenn C. Altschuler review a new book taking on the “myth” of the college wage premium.

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Bob Dylan’s Ongoing Journey

What the Nobel Prize-winner’s career reveals about the wellsprings of artistic creativity.

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Three Questions for Beth Winkelstein on Penn’s New CETLI

A conversation with the deputy provost on the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Innovation.

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What Do You Need to Reach a New Career Stage?

It’s important to know the specific competencies required, write Jovana Milosavljevic Ardeljan, Mark Kaloko, Connor Ferguson and Tithi Basu Mallik.

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Why and How to Become a Public Scholar

As academics, we are concerned with data and assessing outcomes, writes Angel M. Jones, but are we truly measuring the impact of our work?

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  • Queer-ish

    Photography can reveal many hidden things about the people who lived centuries ago. In today's Academic Minute, part of Scripps College Week, Ken Gonzales-Day looks back at some.

  • Why We Hate to Wait

    We’re all tired of waiting. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin’s Annabelle Roberts says we’re most impatient right before we get what we want.

Student Voice: Life After College

Students say how their colleges and universities are and should be preparing them for the workforce, including through their experiences with campus career centers, experiential learning and career influencers.