Category: AP 550 Class Recommended Links and Articles

Getting an education in learning over the Internet

Submitted by: Dr. Cronin From: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus-20101102,0,442443.column Getting an education in learning over the Internet By David Lazarus November 2, 2010 Like any good dad, I see it as my responsibility to prepare my son for whatever life may throw at him, whether that means knowing how to solve a math problem or knowing how to […]

Results of State Referenda Related to Higher Education

Submitted by: Renee Hirschberg From: http://chronicle.com/article/Results-of-State-Referenda/125219/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en Results of State Referenda Related to Higher Education Voters in a dozen states weighed in on ballot measures on Tuesday that could affect higher-education policy or colleges’ bottom lines. Please click on the above link to view the chart.

Republican Gains in Congress Could Temper For-Profit Inquiry and Lead to Spending Cuts

Submitted by: Renee Hirschberg From: http://chronicle.com/article/Republican-Gains-in-Congress/125233/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en November 3, 2010 Republican Gains in Congress Could Temper For-Profit Inquiry and Lead to Spending Cuts By Sara Hebel and Kevin Kiley Washington The gains Republicans made in Tuesday’s Congressional elections bode well for for-profit colleges, who are hoping for some respite from a harsh federal spotlight. They are also […]

Is a Liberal-Arts Education Worth It?

Submitted by: Renee Hirschberg From: http://blogs.wsj.com/hire-education/2010/11/02/is-a-liberal-arts-education-worth-it/?utm_campaign=US+Higher+Education+-+Google+News&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_source=SNSanalytics Is a Liberal-Arts Education Worth It? By Emily Noonan   “The College of arts and sciences, the foundation college for the professional and graduate schools and service province of them all, has a kingdom of its own and a purpose within its own high nature. This purpose toward which […]

For Exposure, Universities Put Courses on the Web

Submitted by: Jackie Boyle From: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/01/world/europe/01iht-educLede01.html?_r=1 For Exposure, Universities Put Courses on the Web By D.D. GUTTENPLAN Published: November 1, 2010 LONDON — Until recently, if you wanted to take Professor Rebecca Henderson’s course in advanced strategy to understand the long-term roots of why some companies are unusually successful, you needed to be a student […]

Pushing back: Bial discusses limits of conventional wisdom on achievement

Submitted by: Alicia Belair From: http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2010/10/pushing-back/ Pushing back Bial discusses limits of conventional wisdom on achievement By Elizabeth Gehrman Harvard Correspondent Thursday, October 28, 2010 The Posse Foundation may sound like something out of the Wild West, but it’s actually a unique nonprofit that helps promising but economically disadvantaged kids to prepare for and then […]

Jay A. Halfond: Six unsettling observations on for-profit colleges

Submitted By: Erin Mooney From: http://www.projo.com/opinion/contributors/content/CT_jay29_10-29-10_SGKJ5RB_v13.275774b.html   Jay A. Halfond: Six unsettling observations on for-profit colleges   09:49 AM EDT on Friday, October 29, 2010   By JAY A. HALFOND   BOSTON The nation seems to have suddenly awoken to the reality that for-profit academic institutions are a force to be reckoned with. For so […]

University of Phoenix Article for Class Reading (Re-post)

The Rising of Phoenix, and What It Means for Higher Education   (Article requested by the editor, JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, Boston University, December 2005) Click here for Word version Joseph M. Cronin and Patricia M. Bachorz, Boston University Academic leaders are not sure how to deal with for profit universities, especially those that offer degrees […]

ABC News Investigates For-Profit Education: Recruiters at the University of Phoenix

Submitted by: Renee Hirschberg From: http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/profit-education-abc-news-undercover-investigate-recruiters-university/story?id=11411379 ABC News Investigates For-Profit Education: Recruiters at the University of Phoenix ABC News Gets Answers for Student Who Claims She Was Duped by Online School By CHRIS CUOMO, GERRY WAGSCHAL and LAUREN PEARLE Aug. 19, 2010 Ads for online schools are all over the Internet, plastered on billboards in […]

For-Profit Learning Is Always Cheaper, and Other Myths

Submitted by: Renee Hirschberg From: http://chronicle.com/article/4-Myths-About-For-Profit/125116/?sid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en October 31, 2010 For-Profit Learning Is Always Cheaper, and Other Myths By Jorge Klor de Alva For-profit higher education, particularly when delivered online, has consistently drawn attention for being efficient, scalable, and innovative. Successful for-profits tend to run smoothly at relatively low costs, and they invest generously in the […]