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The Highest-Paid Public University Presidents

According to a report released today by the Chronicle of Higher Education, which was covered in <i>The New York Times</i>, the nation’s highest-earning public university president in the 2011-12 fiscal year was Graham B. Spanier, the ousted head of Penn State University. While his base pay was $351,000 and …

States consider higher-ed funding increases

Higher education budgets have been stretched to the breaking point in recent years, and some states are beginning to address the problem with funding …

How Generation X is Shaping Government

A couple of months ago, the city of San Mateo, Calif., finished a small experiment. Planning to renovate the playground at one of its most popular …

Coursera Eyes Teacher Training With New MOOC Partners – Wired Campus - Blogs

Coursera, the massive-open-online-course provider, announced on Wednesday that it was expanding into teacher education.<p>The company said it would …

Essay on the nature of change in American higher education

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have captured the nation’s imagination. The notion of online classes enrolling more than 100,000 students is …

Universities and the Public Good

The concept of higher education as the "great equalizer" may be the best outcome of the evolution of American colleges and universities in the 20th century. As education advanced and the needs of the workforce changed, Americans recognized with clearheaded pragmatism that education offered the most …