Tag Archives: Higher Education Policy

Looking Forward to Sleeping In

Looking Forward to Sleeping In

By Jessica Landgraf NPR recently posted a story on the benefits to undergrads of reducing the number of 8 a.m. classes they have to take. Mariah Evans, a at the University of Nevada, Reno, noticed a consistent trend of students falling asleep in her 8 a.m. classes. This trend motivated Evans and her colleagues to… Read More »

Can Qualitative Data Be Quantified?

Can Qualitative Data Be Quantified?

By Rachel Marias Education researchers are responsible for decisions and policies that shape how education functions. Researchers often collect quantitative data (in the form of test scores, graduation rates, GPAs, course enrollments, etc.) to see if policies actually work. They then collect qualitative data to examine the mechanisms behind the policies (e.g. the “how” and… Read More »

New York Takes the Lead

New York Takes the Lead

By Jessica Landgraf At the end of last week the New York state legislature passed a state budget, which will include tuition-free college at the state’s public colleges and universities. The plan is to phase in the program by first waiving tuition for students from families with incomes up to $100,000 during the initial year,… Read More »

Upholding Freedom of Speech, Lest it be Lost

Upholding Freedom of Speech, Lest it be Lost

By Jessica Landgraf Change in the atmosphere of college campuses over the last several months is salient—to both those on campuses and those in the nation at large—through the amount of media coverage highlighting the unrest on campuses following the presidential election. There seems to be no end in sight as more issues are highlighted… Read More »

Attack of the Monster Syllabus

Attack of the Monster Syllabus

By Jessica Landgraf While the syllabus is an important component of a college course at any level, over the last decade they have morphed into new beasts, made up of copious amounts of class specific information supplemented with institutional policies, personal preference statements, and living document clauses leading to a product of grand proportions. It… Read More »