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Jul 11, 2013
Everyone seems to have a theory as to why humanities majors are disappearing. One doctoral student thinks the trend is due to women's widening career paths. His notion is gaining traction.

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December 19, 2014

As we debate the Obama administration's plan for rating colleges, it's worth noting that the most important thing that goes on in higher ed is missing from the framework, write Carol Geary Schneider and Daniel F. Sullivan.

November 24, 2014

Current efforts devalue learning and the responsibility of students for their own success, writes Christopher B. Nelson.

November 18, 2014

Stephanie Bond Huie shares how the University of Texas is collecting and sharing information without violating anyone's privacy or dictating academic choices.

November 7, 2014

Instead of criticizing professors as unhelpful recalcitrants, administrators should admit that assessment shapes what is taught and include the faculty as partners in creating the right kind of assessment, Jeffrey Alan Johnson argues.

September 12, 2014

Reporters too rarely cast a skeptical eye on proposals and buzzwords that promise change and promote innovation in higher education, Bernard Fryshman argues.

July 11, 2014

The controversy over Facebook's manipulation of data raises vexing issues for educational researchers at a time of great promise -- and risk, Justin Reich and Mitchell Stevens argue.

June 19, 2014

Too many colleges are focusing their analysis of student data to find the students likeliest to fail. Instead, they should identify which interventions will help which groups of students succeed, Dave Jarrat writes.

April 17, 2014

With debate raging over college ratings, David R. Anderson asks a straightforward question and outlines an answer.

April 8, 2014

In an open letter to Arne Duncan, Thomas Foley compares how success is defined in the education secretary's beloved sport to methods of measuring higher ed performance.

March 13, 2014

We must give students and families the right kind of information -- about multiple factors, and not blended into a single institutional rating -- about one of the most expensive purchases they will ever make, writes Carrie Warick.

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