We hear it all the time: Demographics are changing. And of course, they are. But turmoil in higher education goes way beyond just the numbers of people who might be graduating from high school. I’ve been doing a presentation on our campus to talk to people about how things are […]
Most dumb ideas are hatched by men, so I’m going to assume that whoever it was that first uttered “Students are our customers,” was probably a guy. I’d like to kick him on his butt, although since I’m generally a pacifist, I probably wouldn’t given the chance. Still… The idea […]
I had another title all picked out for this post: It was going to be “An Interesting Week for the College Board” or something like that. But after I typed the title, I realized that the College Board and the Catholic Church share a lot in common, at least from […]
This week, I wrote a guest blog post for Valerie Strauss at the Washington Post Answer Sheet. You can read it here.
It started sort of innocently enough: A post of a Facebook page for college admissions officers. It was one of those questions that high school or independent counselors post asking/complaining (often, with just cause) about some college practice. It was there, buried in a longer response: ” I wish I understood […]
It was a Sunday, a day like any other Sunday. I went to look at the NCES Digest of Education Statistics to see if any more tables from the 2013 version had been released. To my delight, I found some interesting stuff; but most of the NCES Tables are designed […]
This post is longer than most; if you know the history and the background and just want the results, skip to the ~4~ mark. ~Some History~ In February, 2011, DePaul announced that it would become the largest private, not-for-profit university in the nation to adopt a test optional policy. There […]