The B-school boondoggle
Historian Steve Conn says business schools take precedence over liberal arts programs, often with state-of-the-art facilities and more resources. But when it comes to measuring results, there is a disappointing history of missed opportunities, unmet aspirations and education mistakes.
Connecting higher education to workplace readiness
There are about 40 million people who have some college experience but no degree. UB guest columnist Betty Vandenbosch, chancellor of Purdue University Global, says that if we want to solve the skills gap and at the same time benefit these people and their families, they need to finish their education.
Making learning outcomes achievable for neurodiverse students
When it comes to neurodiverse students, educators must do better, says UB guest columnist Shelly Chandler, who is a licensed mental health counselor and provost of Beacon College in Leesburg, Florida. By embracing research-based practices, rates can soar nationally for students who learn differently.
Educating the leaders of tomorrow takes vision
It is difficult to know what the future holds, but teaching and incorporating the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for the coming decades is critical, says UB guest columnist Roger Thompson, who is vice president for student services and enrollment management at the University of Oregon.
Exposing the black market of fellowship advising
In the wake of the Varsity Blues scandal, predatory online “educational startups” offering guidance on finding and winning competitive fellowships showcase a troubling flaw in the U.S. educational system, says guest columnist Kyle Mox, an associate dean at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University.