America’s Standardized-Testing Giants Are Losing Money Fast

A new financial filing from the nonprofit that runs one of America’s most prominent standardized tests paints a grim picture of the organization’s finances. The revenues generated by ACT Inc.…

How Do You Know What to Run Toward?

I received some nice and thoughtful feedback to a recent post in which I shared the origin story to my own personal theory of a successful transition from one employment…

Online Education = Electric Vehicles; Scaled Low-Cost Quality Online Degrees = Autonomous Vehicles

Online education and electric vehicles are on the same inevitable trajectory. At some point, almost every car, truck and bus will be electric. The internal combustion engine (ICE) will hang…

Helping Students Become Better Writers

There is no greater gift to give to your students than the ability to write clearly, compellingly, and analytically. We may not be able to help them write with style,…

What Really Goes Into Making the Grade

Jeff Padberg wasn’t sure what to expect when he graded the first exam in his introductory biology class this September. An associate professor at the University of Central Arkansas, Padberg…

Academics fear new law in Singapore

Singapore’s new foreign interference law will exacerbate the “pervasive culture of academic self-censorship,” critics have warned, despite assurances that routine university activities will not be affected. The Foreign Interference (Countermeasures)…

Latest News on COVID-19 and Higher Education

Hancock Will Permit Fans at Indoor Events Oct. 21, 6:14 a.m. Hancock College, in California, announced this week that fans would be permitted at indoor athletic events, The Santa Ynez…

Investigating a Sex Contest at 2 Minnesota Colleges

Students at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University in Minnesota staged a walkout Thursday following allegations that male students held a competition this fall to see who could engage…

Is shared governance fatally flawed? (opinion)

COVID-19 and its aftermath have laid bare deeply rooted defects within the U.S. polity. Think, for example, of the recalcitrant reality of institutionalized racism, the paucity of affordable childcare for…

College mentor relationships reach savvy students most

In a recent check-in with a University of Kentucky doctoral student, associate professor Melinda Ickes detected an all-too-common issue: overinvolvement. “She was struggling with her mental health, and I said,…