03 mars 2019

A Worrisome Glimpse Through a Spyglass

By Steven Mintz. Small liberal arts colleges will be limited to a handful of highly endowed institutions.
It’s not just under-endowed, rural colleges with fewer than a thousand students that are in trouble. Many name-brand liberal arts colleges are also under stress. More...

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F&M Sticks to Admissions Policies Even as Budget Cuts Loom

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Liberal arts college has won praise for recruiting talented low-income students, but rising tuition discounting has cut into funding. More...

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Art School Shakeout

HomeBy Rick SeltzerThe smallest art colleges are struggling in a fiercely competitive market. Why are they showing such signs of stress? And can larger liberal arts colleges learn from their successes and missteps. More...

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02 mars 2019

Study: Mentorship Most Common for Arts and Humanities Majors

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A new Gallup and Strada Education Network study of 32,000 current undergraduates at 43 randomly selected institutions found that the key college experience of having support from faculty mentors does not vary much by gender or race, but does vary significantly by broad field of study. More...

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McDaniel College Eliminates 5 Majors and 3 Minors

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. McDaniel College, a private institution in Maryland, announced that it is eliminating five majors and three minors -- all in the arts and humanities. The majors being eliminated are art history, religious studies, French, German and music. The minors are in German, music and Latin. More...

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‘Generous Thinking’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A leader in digital humanities outlines ideas in her new book about how higher education can engage with the public in a sometimes hostile world. More...

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01 mars 2019

The Economic Gains (Yes, Gains) of a Liberal Arts Education

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. You've read the stories about liberal arts college grads doomed to a life of poverty, paying back their student loans while living in their parents' basement. And if you've been reading Inside Higher Ed, you have read about studies questioning that narrative. More...

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Research Spending on Humanities Is Up

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Research and development spending on humanities at colleges and universities reached $498.7 million in the 2017 fiscal year, an increase of 9.8 percent over the previous year, according to new data from Humanities Indicators, a project of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. More...

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28 février 2019

‘How to Get Grant Money in the Humanities and Social Sciences’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Many graduate programs train Ph.D. students in the physical and biological sciences on how to apply for and manage grants. But many humanities and social science scholars have to teach themselves. More...

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27 février 2019

On liberal education surviving the 21st century

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. On liberal education surviving the 21st century
Bryan Alexander, 2018/12/20
In response to the question in the headline Bryan Alexander begins with a survey of what can be meant by 'liberal education' before reaching the conclusion that this article basically addresses learning in the humanities at a particular college. Even in this college, the humanities is likely to survive, albeit at a reduced scale. More...

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