Kathy Godwin

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How one student used Twitter to figure out which college was right for her

Social media has changed the way high school seniors are approaching the college application process. It has, at the same time, influenced the way that college admissions offices are recruiting and potentially selecting the best and the brightest students.<p>So what happens when Twitter connects a …

College & University

Carnegie Foundation says credit hour, although flawed, is too important to discard

The credit hour is an inadequate unit for measuring student learning. Yet no better replacement for higher education’s gold standard has emerged, and …

Arizona State U. backs down from some details of a controversial plan for writing instructors

Arizona State University angered many of its faculty members last month when it announced that it was upping full-time, non-tenure-track composition …

Higher Education

The Coming College Decline

This article is from the archive of our partner<p>The best way to understand the stakes in President Obama's proposal to massively expand access to …

The death of universities

Are the humanities about to disappear from our universities? The question is absurd. It would be like asking whether alcohol is about to disappear from pubs, or egoism from Hollywood. Just as there cannot be a pub without alcohol, so there cannot be a university without the humanities. If history, …

How Private Colleges Are Like Cheap Sushi

In New York City's East Village, there are a number of hole-in-the-wall spots that advertise sushi at 50 percent off. But I can never bring myself to sample the goods. We're talking about a delicacy flown in from around the world. Marking it down drastically just doesn't sit right. Something — …

Essay suggests that student emails are a chance for teaching, not mocking

As a writing and communication instructor, I read emails from my students with great curiosity, trepidation and, oftentimes, a feeling of …

Life without tenure: how I've found fulfilment in US academia

Part-time teachers in US universities face job insecurity, but let's celebrate the opportunities, says a British academic<p>The word "adjunct" carries the suggestion of "optional extra". Indeed the dictionary I consulted defines it as "something added to another thing but not essential". But in the …

How an HBCU with 35 students keeps its doors open

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College & University

House subcommittee approves bill that would cut NSF social science research

WASHINGTON -- A House of Representatives subcommittee on Wednesday advanced legislation that would keep total funding targets for the National …

Study finds little difference in academic success of students who do and don't submit SAT or ACT

The largest study of students at colleges that do not require SAT or ACT scores has found that there is "virtually no difference" in the academic …

Rising Inequality in Postsecondary Education

The good news: College attendance and graduation rates in the United States are on the rise. The bad news: class divides in postsecondary education …

Poor aren’t making inroads into elite universities

Source: Corbis<p>A big step: the gap between the likelihood of the richest and the poorest entering an elite university did not change for 15 years<p>Elite …

Essay calls for comprehensive completion reforms instead of focus on undermatching

Last month the White House hosted a higher education summit to draw attention to the problem of college attainment among low-income students. The …

Where Professors Send Their Children to College

Where do professors send their children to college?<br>In an age when Americans face thousands of higher-ed choices, I think it makes sense to find out …

Racial tensions grow at University of Michigan

Last semester's #BBUM Twitter protest attracted nationwide attention, as students used the hashtag to describe their frustrations with "being black …

Five HBCUs Saving The World Through Sustainability

Five historically black colleges and universities are taking bold steps to preserve the environment and build healthier communities for African-Americans throughout the United States. From growing organic foods, to improving food safety, to monitoring weather patterns, these HBCUs are bringing …

Major 2-year colleges and selective 4-year institutions create national transfer network

More than one person told Chris Romer that his vision of creating a national network of high-quality community college programs and selective …

Universities UK withdraws advice on gender segregation in lectures

Body that represents higher education institutions says it is reviewing guidance after criticism from PM<p><b>Rajeev Syal and Matthew Weaver</b><p>The body that represents Britain's universities has withdrawn guidance on the gender segregation of audiences in lectures and debates after an intervention from …

UCLA Has More NCAA Championships Than Black Male Freshmen

The black students at University of California, Los Angeles, sent a strong message about diversity at their school. Namely, the fact that there isn't much when it comes to African-American males, a troubling fact for one of the state's most elite institutions.<p>A group of students, led by Sy Stokes, …

N.J. Gov. Christie flips, says he now wants in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

Immigrant-rights activists say New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reversed himself Saturday and endorsed giving illegal immigrants in-state college …

Time for a global movement for higher education access

It is almost universally accepted that participation in higher education across the world will grow exponentially in the next 20 years. The OECD …

Affirmative Action Back at the Supreme Court, With a Twist

The Supreme Court will take up affirmative action Tuesday in a case challenging Michigan's ban on race-conscious admissions policies at public …