Does college fail grads in the workplace?
So with another wave of high school graduations just around the corner, it’s a good time to talk about college.
Sure, you go to college to learn stuff in classrooms, read books and write papers. But in his new book “There is Life After College,” education writer Jeffrey Selingo says the most valuable skills students need to get a job might no longer be found on campus.
Navigating The Transition From School To The Workplace
Freshly minted graduates will soon take their degrees and set out into the workplace. But the path from college to career is not as obvious as it once was. Over the last few decades, unemployment among young college graduates has gone up while wages have gone down. Today, nearly half are underemployed. Add the burden of student debt and life post-graduation can seem pretty scary. A longtime chronicler of higher education says it doesn’t need to be that way. In a new book, he lays out a blue print for navigating the transition.
The Adjunct Revolt: How Poor Professors Are Fighting Back
Can a budding labor movement improve the lives of non-tenured faculty—and, in the process, fix higher education?
As tuition rates spiral beyond reach and student loan debt passes $1 trillion ‘Ivory Tower’ asks: Is college worth the cost?
Who Advises Best, Pros or Profs?
To ensure students graduate on time, many colleges are taking advising away from faculty and putting it in the hands of professionals.
Rethinking Higher Education
When choosing a college, too few students or parents factor in sky-high tuition rates and the burden of student loan debt, which in the U.S. now tops a trillion dollars. Kojo looks at what’s in store for the U.S. higher education system.
How to Cure the College Dropout Syndrome
A conversation with Jeffrey Selingo, the author of “College (Un)Bound,” who argues that the higher-education system is both vital to the American economy and “broken.”
With Gorgeous Dorms But Little Cash, Colleges Must Adapt
Many high school seniors who are heading to college this fall have just paid their tuition deposits — the first real taste of what the college experience is going to cost them.
Colleges Struggling to Stay Afloat
You won’t find this in the guidebooks (but you probably should): insight into colleges’ financial weaknesses. It can mean the future.
Big Changes In Higher Ed
Universities are scrambling to get out front of the Internet and revolutionary change in higher education.
Universities Shift To Online Learning
The nation’s top universities have traditionally offered courses to an elite few. Only qualified students with enough financial resources need apply. But today, hundreds of thousands of people around the world are enrolling in classes at universities like Stanford and MIT.
Colleges and universities must mitigate a decade’s worth of unsustainable growth by looking for ways to lower costs, embrace technology and improve education.
Student loan plan will help, but not solve issues with education costs
President Obama is expected to announce a plan today that will help graduates burdened with student loan debt. But is it enough?
Tea Partiers Call For Pell Grants Cuts
Robert Siegel talks with Jeff Selingo, editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education, about why the federal Pell Grant program, aimed at helping students pay for college, has become a hot-button issue in the debt ceiling debate.
Is College Right for Everyone
President Obama has called on every American to receive at least one year of higher education or vocational training by 2020. For most young people, that means heading to campus in the pursuit of a college degree. But for a small, influential group of educators and economists, pushing the college experience is wrong.
New Law Changes Student Loan Landscape
President Obama enacted a sweeping remake of the student lending market by signing the final piece of the health care overhaul into law. Jeffrey Brown talks with Jeff Selingo about how the new law will impact college students and their universities.
UC Students Erupt Over Tuition Hikes
University of California students barricaded themselves in buildings and hundreds took to the streets this week in anger over a plan to significantly increase tuition fees.