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The California Legislature is considering a bill "to require the state’s 145 public colleges and universities to grant credit for low-cost online courses offered by outside groups, including classes offered by for-profit companies.

The Curse of Non-Cursive Writing

There are skills that keyboards don't teach, writes Rob Weir.

MOOCs as Work-Arounds

A few years ago, some colleges in my neck of the woods flirted with the idea of partnering with more expensive for-profits to provide “express lanes” for students to get around long waiting lists for high demand programs, especially in nursing. The idea was that the colleges didn’t have the resources to build the needed capacity, so they would partner with institutions that did. Now, and on the other ocean, California is considering requiring public colleges and universities to accept MOOCs for credit when taken by students on waiting lists for regular classes.

Long Distance Mom: Should my son become a college professor?

How often do offspring repeat their parent’s profession?

Higher Ed, Innovation, and "How Stella Saved the Farm"

Everyone in higher ed seems to believe in the power of innovation, while very few of us know how to change how we organize ourselves to move from ideas to execution.

Strategy and Competition in Higher Education: The 2-Day Version

During the summer, I committed to running a short program on Strategy and Competition in Higher Education – essentially a two-day non-credit version of the full length Strategy and Competition in Higher Education course - and asked people what they thought were the most important topics for discussion during such a program. And there was definitely some consensus.
Opinion

Teaching Students to 'Lean In'

The debate over a Facebook executive's book about women points to skills that colleges need to promote in their female students, write Becky Wai-Ling Packard and Jessica Bacal.

Making Yourself 'Fit'

At teaching-oriented colleges, a search committee will be focused on how candidates match institutional values, not just their C.V.s, writes Melanie Springer Mock.