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Archive: May 23, 2010 - May 29, 2010

Bleeding to death on camera

The strategy of dumping information on the public without thinking of the result and without giving accurate, specific data about what it means now, and in the long term, is irresponsible.

By Katherine Tyler Scott | May 28, 2010; 3:48 PM ET | Comments (7)

Broadcasting your failure

With each successive failure to plug the leak, however, the spillcam has evolved into a constant reminder of what's transpiring a mile below the Gulf surface and BP's inability to stop it

By Robert Goodwin | May 28, 2010; 3:43 PM ET | Comments (3)

Reality TV no replacement for compassion

For BPs sake, I hope that they seek other, more meaningful ways to be transparent, both tactically and emotionally.

By Erika James | May 28, 2010; 3:40 PM ET | Comments (9)

The battlefields and cemeteries that are more than scenery

Since only a tiny minority of our population has served in the military, for many of us one of the few connections to the military we have are memorials to those who sacrificed for our cause.

By John Baldoni | May 28, 2010; 10:22 AM ET | Comments (16)

For women, it's really lonely at the top

The higher a woman goes in her career, the more likely it is that she's without a spouse and children. The more successful a man is however, the more probable it is he has a family. And that's not by choice.

By Selena Rezvani | May 28, 2010; 1:33 AM ET | Comments (83)

We need citizens, not just workers

New technology and innovative teaching techniques should help universities connect with their original objective - creating citizens for a democratic society.

By Ed O'Malley | May 26, 2010; 2:20 PM ET | Comments (3)

National inflection points

The biggest challenges for leaders is freshly imagining the content for future curricula and research that will sustain a healthy economy, social justice and a relatively high sense of collective well-being.

By Warren Bennis | May 26, 2010; 11:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Rethinking a business model

Universities that for years have delivered traditional programs in traditional academic settings secured and funded by large endowments, government funding and rapidly growing tuition price-tags are going to have to rethink the way they do business.

By Angel Cabrera | May 25, 2010; 4:46 PM ET | Comments (5)

Keeping UC Berkeley's promise

The prestige of schools like UC Berkeley comes, in part, from the simple promise that any talented student, from any socioeconomic background, can attend. Keeping that promise must be at the center of any budget decisions made by the University of California system.

By Coro Fellows | May 25, 2010; 3:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Best education bargains

The best bargains in education today can be found in smaller liberal arts colleges, community colleges and some state programs that have concentrated on what really matters: excellent teaching that inspires students to learn.

By Kathryn Kolbert | May 25, 2010; 12:45 PM ET | Comments (10)

Cutting wisely

By cutting equally across the board, you might be trimming some fat, but you're also likely harming programs that are doing well and are deserving of more support, not less.

By Yash Gupta | May 25, 2010; 12:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

No-frills education

Our production of college graduates relative to our population has not increased in more than 10 years, while our economy has grown more sophisticated. It's time for more experimentation.

By Marie Wilson | May 25, 2010; 7:20 AM ET | Comments (19)

Rough-and-tumble world of innovation

Convincing faculty to 'embrace' new technology and to reengineer higher education is a hard sell for most university presidents.

By Bob Schoultz | May 25, 2010; 7:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

A meal for the brave

It's hard to think of any other leader who has to push out so far in to the future and convince so many diverse constituents to follow.

By Donald Kettl | May 25, 2010; 6:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

An adjunct problem

Although the salaries of university presidents continue to increase at an alarming pace, the plight of low-paid adjuncts, who now constitute over 70% of higher education teaching staff, remains unaddressed.

By Pablo Eisenberg | May 25, 2010; 6:52 AM ET | Comments (2)

A faculty of radical anarchists

To lead change, university presidents must partner with an executive team that can engage all stakeholders in the change process.

By Michael Maccoby | May 25, 2010; 6:46 AM ET | Comments (1)

More than slick slogans

Those who acknowledge the deep values of education, which date are exemplified by our most respected and long-lived institutions, are likely to be far more successful than those who embrace the slick slogan and the quick fix.

By Howard Gardner | May 25, 2010; 6:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

An Oklahoma example

The future of higher education is not really about the institution of education at all. It is about preparing the next generation to think, learn, and discover for themselves

By John Baldoni | May 25, 2010; 6:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

Don't fight the fossils

It is ironic that universities -- incubators of big ideas -- can be themselves so seemingly impervious to change.

By George Reed | May 25, 2010; 6:24 AM ET | Comments (5)

Tradition-driven institutions

University leaders should see that some of their most cherished traditions need to be adapted for greater efficiency, accountability, and responsiveness.

By George Daly | May 25, 2010; 6:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

The 'accidental admiral' is our best hope in the Gulf

There is a reason the Adm. Thad Allen inspires confidence: He has little interest in crafting a personal legacy. That iswhy if anyone can succeed in the Gulf of Mexico, Thad Allen will.

By D. Michael Lindsay | May 25, 2010; 5:00 AM ET | Comments (98)

 
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