Why improving college transfer pathways makes good sense for New England
CHARI A. LEADER
FROM THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION, WINTER 2010
It’s rare for policymakers to think of higher education pathways beyond their own experiences as traditional students. Many went to college directly after high school, stayed in dorms and graduated ready for careers. But the world tod...
Incorporating cost management and productivity improvements into financing decisions
FROM THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION WINTER 2010
Higher education is being challenged to increase access and degree attainment for all student groups—a tall order under any circumstances, but particularly daunting in the current economy. To do this, institutional and policy ...
A few years ago, Mathew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker generated big laughs and big box office sales in Failure to Launch, an absurd comedy about a 26-year old man still living in his parents’ basement, spending his days watching television and playing video games while the world passed him by. The film was closer to the truth than many of us have been willing to admit.
Young American men...