Wick Sloane presents Inside Higher Ed’s annual survey of veterans at highly selective colleges and universities. Columbia leads the pack, and there’s been progress, thanks to Posse and other groups. But over all? “A national disgrace,” says one critic.
The Obama administration wants students and families to judge colleges only by cost during and pay after, writes Christopher Nelson. Why ignore so many other factors, such as … quality of education?
If history is a guide, two-year institutions will see their student numbers drop this fall as the labor market improves, writes Nate Johnson. We must work to improve the choices for low-income students.
Colleges shouldn't abandon the practice of asking applicants to disclose disciplinary records, writes Pamela Brown. But admissions officers need to be trained on how to evaluate the answers.
Michelle Obama has campaigned to improve the college counseling students receive in high school, but too little progress has been made on providing counselors with the training they need, writes Patrick O’Connor.
Legislation designed to protect student privacy could make it more difficult for colleges to identify disadvantaged students who can succeed in higher education, writes Jim Larimore.
Robert M. Moore writes that it's never been more important for colleges to look at what the research says about strategies and enrollment trends.
The decision to close Sweet Briar does not negate the continued need for women's colleges, or their ability to thrive, writes Nancy Gray.
With apologies to Helen Reddy, Judith Shapiro questions the rationale offered by some for women's colleges to admit transgender students.
With scrutiny of affirmative action rising, colleges and governments need fresh approaches to helping low-income and minority students attain a higher education, write David Bergeron and Scott Greytak.