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So Many #HigherEd Questions

Asking the right ones.

September 10, 2014
 
So many questions

Higher education is a multifaceted industry. If you ask ten random people what higher education is all about, they will most-likely give you a wide array of answers. In 2014, I would say that higher education is about obtaining a credential that you can use to land your next job. What do you think? Is higher education just about getting a job? I'd love to say that the focus is on teaching and learning, but the prominence of luxury dorms, big money collegiate athletics, and the use of education as a political lever has me looking less at the aspects that I appreciate and more at the angles that seem to be driving today's discourse. Here are some questions about what higher education "is" along with some relevant tweets:

Higher education is about learning?

Higher education is a business?

Higher education is about getting a job?

Higher education is about research?

Higher education is about teaching?

Higher education is about climbing walls and swimming pools?

Higher education is about nation-building?

Higher education is about luxury residence halls?

Higher education is about leadership?

Higher education is about brand-building?

Higher education is about athletics?

Higher education is about disruption?

Higher education is about changing the world?

Higher education is about __________?

 

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