Academic Administration

What a catchy title and stimulating topic! Now that I have been in this area of higher education for about eight years, it seems like it is time for me to explain what it is that we as academic administrators do. I actually came up with this a few years ago, when I was Dean […]

Completion Rates

Finally we are getting somewhere. Just last week, The Chronicle of Higher Education, the major news journal of Higher Education, released its new website http://collegecompletion.chronicle.com/. The Project was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation and is the most sophisticated and user-friendly site I have seen on college and university graduation rates. This is […]

Student Loans and Success

We’ve seen over the years an increasing reliance on student loans for education. Like it or not, and most of us don’t, this is the method that the federal government has chosen to emphasize and make available at subsidized rates. This in turn has shaped the costs and patterns of “financing” education. There are good […]