The case for price transparency
Higher education has a cost transparency problem. But beyond the moral and ethical reasons that institutions should be completely clear about price, there is a practical argument: Colleges have nothing to lose by being transparent, says guest columnist Jason Reinoehl, vice president for strategic enrollment management at the University of Dayton in Ohio.
Special policies for transgender minors on campus
Every summer, colleges across the country welcome thousands of minors onto their campuses for a variety of residential programs. Today, a growing number of minors identify as transgender and nonbinary, raising unique legal and policy questions that don’t apply to adult college students, says guest columnist Isaac Mamaysky, a partner in Potomac Law Group.
Leaning into the booming business of learning
ISAs protect students from getting financially steamrolled and help institutions to consider and, hopefully, implement the necessary business model changes they will need to thrive, says guest columnist Richard Price, a research fellow for higher education at the Clayton Christensen Institute.
¿Hablamos Español? How a Spanish-language microsite can better serve our nation’s diversifying population
According to CNN, 13.4% of the U.S. population speaks Spanish at home. We’ve certainly noticed growing diversity here at Meredith College where 10% of the incoming class for fall 2018 identified as Hispanic. To better serve this growing demographic, Meredith has embarked on the translation of key portions of our website, say guest columnists Matthew Poslusny and Kristi Eaves-McLennan.
The changing face of on-campus therapy
As the number of students seeking on-campus therapy continues to rise, many college counseling centers cannot keep up with the demand. It’s imperative that colleges and universities adapt to the demand and provide resources that go beyond traditional counseling, says guest columnist Sherry Benton, a professor emeritus and the former counseling center director at the University of Florida.
Getting the most out of course evaluations
Student course evaluations—we all do them, but how do we use the data? What percent of students complete the surveys? What value do faculty and administrators derive from them? Are they inherently biased? How can we get more out of this often onerous process?
Homework for college and university counsel
With ongoing criminal investigations, potential litigation and more oversight from the government and other monitoring organizations, it’s a good time for all schools to pressure test various admissions-related areas, say guest columnists David H. Harper and Nicole Somerville.
College admissions scandal is more than a crisis of confidence
The origins of the ethical dilemma in college admissions have been evident for some time. Now, thanks to a few celebrities and the Entertainment Tonight program, they’ve come to the forefront. For colleges and universities, this is more than just a crisis of confidence; it’s a case for improving risk management, says guest columnist Jean Close, a partner in The Bonadio Group’s Healthcare/Tax Exempt Division.