Posts published on June 11, 2014

Harsh Critique Of Research University Priorities

AMERICA’S ‘OLD BOYS CLUB’ OF HIGHER ED ENCOURAGES COLLEGES TO ADOPT POLICIES OF EXCLUSION, writes New America’s Kevin Carey in a new report. Pick a public university–any will do–and ask its president, deans, and trustees about their strongest aspirations. The answer: more research programs and graduate students, more selective admissions criteria, and all the federal research funding it can find. But these priorities are also notable for what they omit: a legitimate interest in student learning. Read more at EdCentral.