Up, down, and sideways
February 26, 2009
- On the Brink: How the Recession of 2009 Will Affect Post-Secondary Education (in Canada), Educational Policy Institute (Feb./09) (download PDF): apart from anything else, tuition might go up as much as 25%.
- “Private Conversation,” Jack Stripling, Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 26/09): Great mother, what kind of administrator at a public institution would even consider any sort of relationship with “a private company known for churning out quick and inexpensive degrees“? Oh, er.… Uh, very interesting material about educational entrepreneurs with government contracts.
- File under “why am I even linking this?”: “David Horowitz vs. Women’s Studies,” Scott Jaschick, Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 25/08).
- “Sitting down with Jack Layton,” Josh O’Kane, The Brunswickan (Feb. 24/08): some sobering caveats about how, or even if, the much-touted federal funding for educational infrastructure will flow, and moustache jokes.
- “Hartwick College Will Offer 3-Year Bachelor’s Degree, for the Recession-Savvy Student,” Sara Lipka, The Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 24/08): students will do 40 rather than 30 credits a year, and need a 3.0 GPA in high school to apply.
- “Faculty Union at UMass Accepts One-Year Pay Freeze,” Steve Kolowich, The Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 24/08): on faith, it would seem, as they did it to forestall firings, programme cuts, and tuition rises, and the article mentions no promises from the administration on any of those issues.
- “In Tough Times, the Humanities Must Justify Their Worth,” Patricia Cohen, New York Times (Feb. 24/08): not so cheerful, actually.
- “Grenfell faculty, students question autonomy delay,” CBC (Feb. 23/09): and, as ever, read the comments.
- File this under “make of this what you will”: “Threat to Online Learning — From New York’s Tax Department?” Jack Stripling, Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 23/09).
- “A Jobs Bill for the College-Educated,” Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 23/09): Tagline: “This is not your father’s WPA program.”
- “CUPE University Workers Defend the Right to Education: Union will strengthen bargaining, press for more funding, and act globally,” CUPE media release (Feb. 22/09).
- “A New Day for Intellectuals: The election has opened the door to education and expertise, but academics will have to earn respect,” Andrew Delbanco, Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 13/09): the sun is shining on “eggheads” south of the border, after eight years of cloudy skies.