Posts Tagged: College

The Edvolution Continues: Western NE is Latest College to Graduate to University

Western New England College of Springfield, Mass., was awarded "university" status by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and will change its name to Western New England University on July 1, 2011. Why the name change? Western New England will develop a Ph.D. program in Engineering Management to join its existing Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis. But as we noted in Higher E(d)volution: Six Ma...

A New AP Style: The College Board Looks at Ways to Revamp Advanced Placement

The College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) exams, often preceded by AP courses, have a reputation for spitting out an overwhelming amount of information, but that is about to change. The nonprofit, which also administers the SATs, says it will revamp the biology and U.S. history tests to give students the opportunity to learn the materials, rather than cram for the exam.The College Board has AP e...

College Labor Shortages in 2018?

 The Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce has engaged in a highly publicized campaign claiming that the nation will face a very substantial deficit of college graduates by 2018 if the American postsecondary system fails to rapidly expand the number of college degrees it awards each year. Indeed, the employment projections developed by Anthony Carnevale and his colleagues at George...

The Profit Prophets in Higher Education

The nation seems to have suddenly awoken to the reality that for-profit academic institutions are a force to be reckoned with. For so long, they have been ignored as inconsequential, second-rate competition, and vilified for their greed and lack of quality. Two events seemed to have changed their image into something far more formidable: the realization that government-sponsored financial aid goes...

Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation

The following is excerpted from “Make Way for Millennials! How Today's Students are Shaping Higher Education Space” by Persis C. Rickes, founder of the Massachusetts-based higher education consulting firm Rickes Associates. The full piece first appeared in Planning for Higher Education, the journal of the Society for College and University Planning at www.scup.org/phe.html. T...