Ryan Craig

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February 9, 2018
When our wordsmith in chief says community colleges should become more vocational, he may not mean what he thinks he means. But he does have a point, writes Ryan Craig.
August 11, 2017
Selective colleges should focus less on what applicants have achieved and more on what they’ve overcome to do so, Ryan Craig argues.
June 16, 2017
Many young people have precious little experience in the working world -- which makes it more incumbent on universities (and their faculties) to help prepare them better for it, Ryan Craig argues.
April 21, 2017
The luxury-focused credit card's struggles with millennials suggests that status is a transitory concept -- with implications for postsecondary credentials, Ryan Craig argues.
January 27, 2017
If the Trump administration is serious about job creation, it should expand international students’ access to the country’s colleges and universities, writes Ryan Craig.
December 2, 2016
What is higher education’s version of the minimum viable product -- the smallest, simplest unit that meets the public’s needs? Developing it will be a key goal for college leaders over the next decade, Ryan Craig argues.
March 7, 2016
The candidate's support comes disproportionately from those without bachelor's degrees -- but that may say more about the failure than the success of our higher education system, writes Ryan Craig.
November 20, 2015
Are colleges and universities losing ground to companies that focus on developing workplace skills that employers are seeking? Ryan Craig asks.
October 15, 2015
Colleges and universities themselves can't fulfill employers' inflated expectations for what workers can do on day one, but a new set of intermediaries can help them bridge the "skills standoff," Ryan Craig writes.
February 27, 2015
Massive open online courses don't have a business model, but they can still help universities advance their missions, Ryan Craig argues. But it will take different kinds of courses led by different sorts of professors.

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March 13, 2017
Higher education institutions should stop filling their boards with donors and instead recruit unaffiliated people with expertise in the areas they need help in, Ryan Craig and David Friedman argue.
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