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Is It Time to Tax Harvard’s Endowment? Harvard: "A (Non-Profit) Hedge Fund With A University Attached To It”

While state schools suffer and middle-class students drown in loans, elite universities are only getting richer. By Jordan Weissmann

We seem to have stumbled into a system that subsidizes the college educations of a tiny few. 283 more words

Higher education's cult of leadership

American higher education has been taken over by “neo-liberalism,” which is the idea that all institutions in society should pattern themselves on profit-seeking corporations and serve the interests of business. 530 more words


Adventures in Grading

It’s that time of the year again, when red pens run freely and the coffee mugs get bigger.  Surely the end of the semester is the grading salt mines for everyone.   1,348 more words


Designing the New American University

Gregory Britton, JHUP editorial director, notes that the publication of Designing the New American University comes at a time when higher education faces remarkable challenges. “As many states withdraw their support for public higher education and the rising costs of providing quality education is evident in the increase in student debt, Crow and Dabars propose a dramatic rethinking of higher education. 1,418 more words

Higher Education

入学机会 与 负担能力:美国高等教育 面临的问题 / Access and Affordability Facing American Higher Education in the First Decade of 21st Century

Access and Affordability Facing American Higher Education in the First Decade of 21st Century

Memo No.4

Guoping Feng

In June, 1998, a group of policy makers, college and university administrators, and academics met in Ann Arbor, Michigan to discuss the three key issues facing higher education at the turn of the century: affordability, access, and accountability. 749 more words

高等教育议题 / Higher Education Issues

The Syllabus: Roadmap or Contract?

In my various orientation meetings about being a Teaching Assistant/Teaching Fellow (a grad student instructor rather than just an assistant to an instructor) at my university, we’ve covered the importance of the syllabus more times than I care to count.  1,771 more words