PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Next http://chronicle.com/section/Next/527 2015-11-25T11:21:17-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Reimagining the Undergraduate Experience: 4 Provocative Ideas http://chronicle.com/blogs/next/2014/06/22/reimagining-the-undergraduate-experience-4-provocative-ideas/ 2014-06-22T16:00:42-04:00 Stanford's "design thinking" approach to the problem yields bold ideas meant to prompt further discussion, writes Jeff Selingo. Higher Education’s Olive Garden Problem http://chronicle.com/blogs/next/2014/02/05/higher-educations-olive-garden-problem/ 2014-02-05T13:47:57-05:00 Beyond community colleges and some state colleges, few institutions offer low-priced options like the restaurant chain. The strategy of focusing on affluent families is unsustainable, writes Jeff Selingo. MOOCs Move Beyond the Perfect Media Narrative http://chronicle.com/blogs/next/2013/11/24/moocs-move-beyond-the-perfect-media-narrative/ 2013-11-24T20:01:58-05:00 A MOOC provider pivots, and critics descend. If innovation in higher ed is to work, then academics shouldn't expect success on the first try, writes Jeff Selingo. What the Open-Data Movement Means for the Future of Colleges http://chronicle.com/blogs/next/2013/10/17/what-the-open-data-movement-means-for-the-future-of-colleges/ 2013-10-17T15:04:25-04:00 During the shutdown, government data on colleges were still widely available from other sources. That's why colleges must be prepared for a new consumer ecosystem of data, whether or not President Obama succeeds in creating a ratings system, writes Jeff Selingo. President Sees an Obamacare Solution to Higher Ed's Problems http://chronicle.com/blogs/next/2013/08/22/president-sees-an-obamacare-solution-to-higher-eds-problems/ 2013-08-22T13:54:39-04:00 Frustrated by how his policies have not stalled rising college prices or increased graduation rates, Mr. Obama takes on the higher-ed establishment, writes Jeff Selingo. The Whistle-Stop Education http://chronicle.com/blogs/next/2013/08/19/the-whistle-stop-education/ 2013-08-19T17:39:24-04:00 Colleges can’t just welcome students for orientation, wish them well at commencement, and say their work is done. An unusual train trip shows that experiential learning before and after college is crucial, writes Jeff Selingo. Fly the Friendly Skies of United Universities http://chronicle.com/blogs/next/2013/07/11/fly-the-friendly-skies-of-united-universities/ 2013-07-11T19:06:17-04:00 American colleges could learn something from the airline industry beside discounting strategies. They could team up in academic alliances, writes Jeff Selingo. Rethinking the Bachelor's Degree to Bolster the Humanities http://chronicle.com/blogs/next/2013/06/23/rethinking-the-bachelors-degree-to-bolster-the-humanities/ 2013-06-23T12:38:05-04:00 Giving vocational degrees some elements of a humanities education and allowing students to have real-world experiences before choosing a major are two ways to revamp the undergraduate model, writes Jeff Selingo. Graduation Rates: Flawed as a Measure of Colleges, but Still Useful http://chronicle.com/blogs/next/2013/05/19/graduation-rates-flawed-as-a-measure-of-colleges-but-still-useful/ 2013-05-19T19:57:37-04:00 The much-debated graduation rate should remain an important measure for students to consider in the college-search process, writes Jeff Selingo. The Second Internet Wave Comes to Higher Education http://chronicle.com/blogs/next/2013/04/17/the-second-internet-wave-comes-to-higher-education/ 2013-04-17T18:13:11-04:00 At a conference this week in Arizona, Steve Case, the AOL founder, offered colleges three key lessons from the changes sweeping the sector, writes Jeff Selingo. Breaking the Tyranny of the Academic Calendar http://chronicle.com/blogs/next/2013/03/19/breaking-the-tyranny-of-the-academic-calendar/ 2013-03-19T20:42:33-04:00 The Education Department’s clarification on “competency-based” programs has potentially far-reaching consequences that could allow colleges to reimagine the entire academic calendar and provide much-needed flexibility for students, writes Jeff Selingo. Let's Kill the Prestige Race Before It Kills Higher Ed http://chronicle.com/blogs/next/2013/03/14/lets-kill-the-prestige-race-before-it-kills-higher-ed/ 2013-03-14T13:53:46-04:00 By focusing on rankings and emulation, the prestige race doesn’t reward experimentation or differentiation, leaving most colleges unready for the challenges of the future, writes Jeff Selingo. Are Career-Oriented Majors a Waste of a 4-Year Higher Education? http://chronicle.com/blogs/next/2013/02/21/are-career-oriented-majors-a-waste-of-a-4-year-higher-education/ 2013-02-21T15:47:29-05:00 There is a place for purely practical training programs after high school, writes Jeff Selingo, but the question is whether they belong at expensive four-year colleges. Value Evolution, Not Just Revolution, in Higher Ed http://chronicle.com/blogs/next/2013/02/06/value-evolution-not-just-revolution-in-higher-ed/ 2013-02-06T13:52:07-05:00 Lost in the debate over MOOCs is that they are an important evolutionary moment—not a revolutionary development—for the future of academe, writes Jeff Selingo. Higher Ed’s Biggest Problem: What’s It For? http://chronicle.com/blogs/next/2013/01/24/higher-eds-biggest-problem-whats-it-for/ 2013-01-24T14:58:00-05:00 The lack of consensus about what the higher-education system in the United States should be producing, writes Jeff Selingo, is largely to blame for the pressures facing colleges today. Finally, a Path Toward Solutions to the Crisis in Higher Ed http://chronicle.com/blogs/next/2013/01/09/finally-a-path-toward-solutions-to-the-crisis-in-higher-ed/ 2013-01-09T15:51:54-05:00 A meeting on the future of academe had all the right players in the room, writes Jeff Selingo. Now we just need to get them to talk with one another instead of at one another. The Education Revolution Opens Up the Path Less Taken http://chronicle.com/blogs/next/2012/12/19/the-education-revolution-opens-up-the-path-less-taken/ 2012-12-19T17:31:27-05:00 Prestige and quality are often conflated in higher education, writes Jeff Selingo, leading colleges to be risk averse. How to Build Beneficial Detours to Smooth the Road to College http://chronicle.com/blogs/next/2012/12/11/how-to-build-beneficial-detours-to-smooth-the-road-to-college/ 2012-12-11T20:20:35-05:00 High-school graduates would be more likely to profit from higher education if they first took part in structured, maturing projects that could be designed by colleges. Here are some ideas. Flipping the Curriculum: Introductory Courses Should Be Just as Good as the Capstone Experience http://chronicle.com/blogs/next/2012/12/02/flipping-the-curriculum-introductory-courses-should-be-just-as-good-as-the-capstone-experience/ 2012-12-02T11:39:01-05:00 If large universities fail to improve their first-year courses they might just find themselves out of the business of education for the first two years of college, writes Jeff Selingo. The Uneven Value of Academic Credit http://chronicle.com/blogs/next/2012/11/25/the-uneven-value-of-academic-credit/ 2012-11-25T13:28:36-05:00 Will elite universities grant credit for MOOC’s by their own professors? asks Jeff Selingo. We’re about to see the tight hold higher education has on credit undergo a well-overdue stress test.