Let’s Not Just Survive But Thrive

By Rob Fried Jon Marcus’ New York Times Article “Radical Survival Strategies for Struggling Colleges,”  turns out to be full of “strategies” that are far from “radical”. Non-elite colleges are losing ground for three reasons: fewer students are enrolling because of high tuition and fear of debt; most liberal arts degrees don’t provide entrepreneurial and … Read More

Duct Tape Solutions: The Problem with Problem-Solving in Higher Education

By Eli Kramer I’m here with good news, “Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s fall 2019 enrollment data shows a strong freshman class and an increase in the freshman to sophomore retention rate. Overall, total enrollment is 11,695, down 8.75 percent from fall 2018,” or so my graduate alma mater presents their current situation to me. One … Read More