Category: AP 550 Class Recommended Links and Articles

Educational Difficulties of Men and Immigrants Hinder Efforts to Improve College Attainment

Submitted by: Michelle Pare From: http://chronicle.com/article/Educational-Difficulties-of/125015/ October 20, 2010 Educational Difficulties of Men and Immigrants Hinder Efforts to Improve College Attainment By Peter Schmidt The educational difficulties of men, as well as influxes of immigrants with weak educational backgrounds, have emerged as major challenges to the nation’s efforts to get a larger share of its […]

Maverick Colleges: Ten Notable Experiments in American Undergraduate Education

Submitted by: Barbara Zuckerman From: http://www.mit.edu/~jrising/resources/esg/webres/maverick.txt This article is too long to post, please view the link directly.

The R.O.T.C. Myth

Submitted by: Jackie Boyle From: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/25/opinion/25Mazur.html?_r=1 Op-Ed Contributor The R.O.T.C. Myth By DIANE H. MAZUR Published: October 24, 2010 Gainesville, Fla. EVERYONE knows that Ivy League universities banned the Reserve Officer Training Corps from their campuses during the Vietnam War. Forty years later, the bans continue, though the reason has shifted from war protest to […]

The end of text books, or not?

We found 2 conflicting reports on whether e-books will be taking over from texts. Both articles are below. Submitted by: Rich Fox & Renee Hirschberg From: http://chronicle.com/article/The-End-of-the-Textbook-as-We/125044/ and http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/students-remain-reluctant-to-try-e-textbooks-survey-finds/27866?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en October 24, 2010 To Save Students Money, Colleges May Force a Switch to E-Textbooks By Jeffrey R. Young You’ve heard it before: Digital technologies blew up […]

University Provost and Chief Academic Officer Named

Submitted by: Renee Hirschberg From: http://www.bu.edu/today/node/11700 University Provost and Chief Academic Officer Named Jean Morrison comes from University of Southern California By Art Jahnke. Video by Devin Hahn and Joseph Chan Watch this video on YouTube Jean Morrison, executive vice provost for academic affairs and graduate programs at the University of Southern California, has been […]

Teach Creativity, Not Memorization

Submitted by: Jackie Boyle From: http://chronicle.com/article/Teach-Creativity-Not/124879/ October 10, 2010 Teach Creativity, Not Memorization By Robert J. Sternberg The greatest problem facing colleges today in admissions, instruction, and assessment is that administrators are locked into an archaic notion of what it means to be intelligent. Some colleges and, increasingly, parents already recognize, for example, that our […]

Preparing Professors to Teach

Submited by: Erica Manczuk From: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/10/15/mit Preparing Professors to Teach October 15, 2010 Graduate education’s supporters and critics alike have long called for doctoral students who are better trained to teach, as tenure-track positions become increasingly scarce and the competition for those jobs intensifies. Efforts by universities to focus on the teaching skills of the […]

In Higher Education, a Focus on Technology

Submitted by: Illiana Valladarez From: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/11/technology/11online.html?_r=2&ref=education In Higher Education, a Focus on Technology By STEVE LOHR Published: October 10, 2010 The education gap facing the nation’s work force is evident in the numbers. Most new jobs will require more than a high school education, yet fewer than half of Americans under 30 have a postsecondary […]

For-Profit College Stocks, Including Bridgepoint, Walloped

Submitted by: Renee Hirschberg From: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/financial-crime-politics/2010/oct/14/for-profit-college-stocks-including-bridgepoint-wa/ For-Profit College Stocks, Including Bridgepoint, Walloped By Don Bauder | Posted October 14, 2010, 10:30 a.m. Stock of San Diego’s Bridgepoint Education, San Diego’s highly controversial for-profit, online university, is down 13.24% this morning (Oct. 14) as a negative forecast from the industry’s Mr. Big, Apollo Group, reverberated around […]

Charting Our Nation’s Prosperity

Submitted by Lori Ioannone From: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stanley-s-litow/post_1047_b_758790.html Stanley S. Litow President, IBM International Foundation Posted: October 12, 2010 09:00 AM With Washington focused on reducing unemployment and the budget deficit, it may seem counterintuitive to state that now is an ideal time to invest. But when it comes to the education of our future innovators, such […]