5 Non-Curricular Ways to Boost Student Outcomes
With a dramatically increasing number of both traditional and non-traditional students seeking post-secondary education, student retention and post-grad outcomes continue to be an increasingly important topic for both colleges and universities.
Who is to teach ethics to the university?
The narratives that help illustrate the lack of professional ethics at American universities occur with greater and greater frequency, though most often we fail to note them as such. If we put our minds to it, we can remember quite a number of unethical stories at American universities in recent years:
The Name Game: Colleges Rebrand to get More Students
CASTLETON, Vt. (AP) -- What's in a name? For colleges looking to gain prestige along with more students and precious out-of-state tuition dollars, plenty.
The Problem With College Rankings
In June, in the wake of extensive public debate, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) made the decision not to publish college rankings of its own. This decision was the right one. After all, rankings don't matter nearly as much to students as they once did.
Is student loan debt really a crisis?
Americans owed nearly US$1.2 trillion in student loan debt as of March 2015, more than three times the amount of debt from just a decade ago. Part of this increase in debt is due to more students attending college, but part can also be attributed to just the borrower holding more debt.
Because of Title IX Women's World Cup Viewership Has Changed
A generation of American women who grew up playing sports because of Title IX now makes up the television audience that advertisers covet.
Today's adults were young, impressionable fans when Brandi Chastain ripped off her jersey to celebrate the winning penalty kick at the 1999 Women's World Cup, and even earlier when the buzz of soccer landed in the United States for the 1994 men's tournament.
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