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The Debate Over Online Learning

In an opinion piece Thursday on the blog Inside Higher Ed, two former governors — Jeb Bush of Florida and Jim Hunt of North Carolina — argue that America’s public universities must embrace online education. The authors emphasize that expanding online course offerings at public institutions would expand the supply of seats – the number [...]

Decolonising our universities: time for change

In late July we posted an entry (‘Decolonising our universities: another world is desirable‘) that profiled a conference statement reflecting significant unease regarding the dominance of the ‘Western’ model of higher education, including the university. A few weeks later, Ben Wildavsky posted a response (‘Academic Colonialism, False Consciousness, and the Western University Ideal‘). In our minds [...]

Start Your Own Business in College

Texas Tech University junior Daniel Vitiello is pulling in more than $25,000 per month off other people's pain in the tech. Vitiello, a self-described "household handyman," founded an iPhone repair business in July 2010 after a friend dropped her device and begged him to fix it. He checked local shops' prices and charged less, advertising [...]

Does Innovation Have a DNA? Education Applications…

I stumbled across this blog post today: Does Innovation Have a DNA? -- and I immediately started to connect this with the work that we do in education... In the post, the author explains that prominent and influential business innovators (Jeff Bezos form Amazon, Steve Jobs from Apple, Marc Benioff from all share a common [...]

Getting Strong Teacher Recommendations for College Admissions

I recently attended a presentation by several current and former college admissions officers on the use of teacher recommendations in the college admissions process. There wasn’t any startling information provided by the panel but there was some basic information provided in a format that may be helpful for those of you trying to get the [...]

Many Specialists at Private Universities Earn More Than Presidents

While generous compensation packages for college presidents have come under increasing public scrutiny, other university employees often earn far more. In fact, of the 88 private-college employees who made $1 million or more in the 2007 fiscal year, only 11 were chief executives, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s analysis of compensation packages of [...]

State Colleges Also Face Cuts in Ambitions

When Michael Crow became president of Arizona State University seven years ago, he promised to make it “The New American University,” with 100,000 students by 2020. It would break down the musty old boundaries between disciplines, encourage advanced research and entrepreneurship to drive the new economy, and draw in students from un-derserved sectors of the [...]

Some Schools Help Forge Direct Path From B.A. to M.B.A.

According to Veritas Prep's annual survey of M.B.A. applicants, which the Calif.-based GMAT test prep and M.B.A. admissions consulting company plans to release the latest edition of on Sept. 26, the number of people who applied to M.B.A. programs in 2011 with fewer than three years of work experience declined since 2010. In 2010, 29.8 [...]

Full Sail University Graduate Brad North Wins Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Award

Full Sail University is proud to recognize Full Sail graduate Brad North on his personal nomination and win of a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Award. North won in the category of “Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)” for his work as a Re-Recording Mixer on the episode entitled “Bombshells” for [...]

Maximize Medical School Visits

Understandably, many medical school applicants worry about their prospects for admission. Premeds typically apply to a strategically selected swathe of schools chosen for their location, numbers, and at times, reputation. However, a very important—and sometimes overlooked—facet of the application process is researching and finding the school that is the best fit for you, which is [...]