29 janvier 2019

OER as an Institutional Survival Strategy

By Matt Reed. With The Boy in the midst of his college search -- so far 6 acceptances, 1 deferral, and 1 yet to report -- I’m becoming fluent in the difference between “tuition and fees” and “total cost of attendance.” The latter figure, which includes everything except opportunity cost, is the one that matters. It’s what we actually have to figure out how to cover. In nearly every case, of course, the published COA is otherworldly and insane; I’m looking at COA after whatever grants are applied. More...

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Knuckleballs

By Matt Reed. The pragmatist in me gets a kick out of knuckleball pitchers. Knuckleball pitchers, and the pitches themselves, don’t look quite right. The textbook for baseball says that pitchers win with speed and precise location. More...

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Green Mountain College

By Matt Reed. Add Green Mountain College, in Vermont, to the list of casualties this academic year. More...

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Price and Cost are Not the Same Thing

By Matt Reed. Folks who follow higher ed policy debates know that price and cost are not the same thing. But most people don’t. So, a brief foray into “explainer” blogging follows. More...

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It Isn’t That Simple, But It Should Be

By Matt Reed. A new study on community college student loans’ effects on student achievement finds that students who are advised of the availability of loans are likelier to take them than students who aren’t; that they’re likely to take more credits; they’re likely to have higher GPA’s; and they’re several times likelier to transfer on to four-year colleges. So it should be a no-brainer, right. More...

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The Kinda-Sorta Favored Internal Candidate

By Matt Reed. The Notre Dame job ad with preferred candidates already listed really struck a chord online. Over the years, I’ve lived just about every side of the “preferred candidate” issue at least once. More...

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A Salute to Hampshire

By Matt Reed. Apparently Hampshire College is endangered enough that it’s looking at not accepting an entering class this Fall, and it’s looking for a merger. More...

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Aid Shock

By Matt Reed. The Boy is in the thick of the college application process. He has sent applications to eight colleges, which is his complete list.  He has received word from four, all acceptances, with the other four still unreported. So far, so good. More...

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Thoughts on “Thick”

By Matt Reed. Tressie McMillan Cottom's new book. More...

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Plan « Bienvenue en France » : des universités montent au front

l'emag de l'educationAnnoncée à l’automne dernier, cette dernière prévoit 2 700 euros de frais d’inscription en licence contre 170 euros aujourd’hui, et 3 770 euros en master contre 243 ou 380 euros. Pour l’heure, sept universités refusent catégoriquement d’instaurer ces frais d’inscription : Clermont-Ferrand, Aix-Marseille, Paris-Nanterre, Toulouse Jean-Jaurès, Lyon II, Rennes II et Angers. Plus...

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