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American Higher Education
Journalistic and Policy Perspectives from National CrossTalk

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Introduction



A Quiet Counterrevolution
St. John's College teaches the classics–and only the classics (spring 1999)

by Kathy Witkowsky
Update: St. John's College (August 2007)
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Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture
For outsiders, the school's unusual practices can be shocking (winter 2001)

by Kathy Witkowsky
Update: Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture (July 2007)
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“Plain Living”
Berea College makes a commitment to the welfare of its students and its community
(summer 2004)

By Robert A. Jones
Update: Berea College (July 2007)
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An Experiment in Florida
Gulf Coast University tries faculty contracts, no tenure (spring 1999)

by William Trombley
Update: “Rolling Contracts” Instead of Tenure (March 2008)
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An Unknown Quantity
Olin College students, faculty and administrators create an innovative new university from scratch (spring 2002)

by Jon Marcus
Update: Olin College (April 2009)
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New Campus Still Faces Obstacles
After being postponed for a year, UC Merced hopes to open in fall 2005 (spring 2004)

By William Trombley
Update: University of California, Merced (June 2008)
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Interdisciplinary Curriculum
Newly established University of Minnesota Rochester has a radically different approach to higher education (May 2011)

by Kathy Witkowsky
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Remote Access
Western Governors University offers “competency-based” higher education, at a distance
(spring 2006)

By Kathy Witkowsky
Update: Western Governors University (July 2008)
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Indiana's “Eighth University”
Western Governors University brings its “competency-based” approach to the Hoosier state (December 2010)

By Kathy Witkowsky
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A Collaborative for Academic Excellence
El Paso’s partnership program boasts impressive gains in student performance (winter 1999)

By William Trombley
Update: El Paso’s Collaborative (June 2008)
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“Early Colleges”
Innovative institutions attempt to reshape the transition from high school to college
(winter 2003)

By Ron Feemster
Update: “Early Colleges” (October 2008)
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New Teacher Education
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation program brings change, one state at a time (May 2010)

By Susan C. Thomson
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Daring to be Different
Rio Salado College has won a reputation as both outcast and innovator (spring 2001)

By Pamela Burdman
Update: Rio Salado Is Going Strong (July 2008)
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The World's Community College
Diversity in action at LaGuardia (spring 2002)

By Ron Feemster
Update: Steady Growth at LaGuardia (July 2008)
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The Virginia Plan
State’s community colleges confront the need to do more with less (December 2010)

By Robert A. Jones
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Technological Transformation
An ambitious national effort to use technology more effectively in large introductory university classes (summer 2002)

By Kay Mills
Update: Online Instruction Proliferates on Campus (July 2008)
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Math Emporium
The use of technology has changed the way Virginia Tech’s introductory math classes are taught (winter 2005)

By Kay Mills
Update: Math Instruction at Virginia Tech (May 2008)
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Redesigning the Basics
Tennessee’s community colleges use technology to change their approach to developmental reading and math (May 2010)

By Kay Mills
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Keeping Them in College
East Carolina University’s efforts to improve retention and graduation rates (fall 2006)

By Don Campbell
Update: East Carolina University (July 2008)
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Bringing "Dropouts" Back to College
The University of New Mexico’s Graduation Project is the first of its kind among the nation’s public universities (spring 2004)

By Robert A. Jones
Update: Back to College (July 2007)
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Where the Boys Aren't
For young males, the drift away from academic achievement is a trend (spring 2005)

By Robert A. Jones
Update: A Growing Gender Gap (May 2008)
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Charles B. Reed
Cal State chancellor strives to promote quality and diversity in the nation’s largest four-year college system (summer 2006)

By Kathy Witkowsky
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The Engaged University
Northern Kentucky University is building closer links to its community (fall 2008)

By Jon Marcus
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Investing the Stimulus
Metropolitan State College of Denver uses federal funding to reposition itself for the future
(May 2010)

By Kathy Witkowsky
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Does California's Master Plan Still Work?
Separate higher education systems pursue different mandates, while participation and graduation rates decline (July 2008)
By Pamela Burdman
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Performance-Based Budgeting
South Carolina’s new plan mired in detail and confusion (winter 1998)

By William Trombley
Update: Interest in Performance-Based Budgeting Has Faded (March 2008)
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“Outcome Funding”
Tennessee experiments with a performance-based approach to college appropriations
(May 2011)

By Robert A. Jones
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Colorado’s “Grand Experiment”
Voucher program could give the state’s colleges a new lease on life (spring 2003)

By Pamela Burdman
Update: Colorado’s Voucher Program (July 2008)
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Is it a Shell Game?
Colorado’s controversial new way of handing out its higher education money (winter 2007)

By Susan C. Thomson
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“Truth in Tuition”
Illinois’ novel answer to skyrocketing rates (fall 2005)

By Susan C. Thomson
Update: Tuitions and Fees Rising in Illinois (February 2008)
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HOPE Springs Eternal
Georgia’s scholarship program, a model for the nation, experiences financial pains
(summer 2003)

By Don Campbell
Update: Georgia’s HOPE Scholarships (April 2009)
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Financial Challenges
Oregon’s Opportunity Grant program must overcome new hurdles due to the recession
(March 2009)

By Kathy Witkowsky
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Indiana's 21st Century Scholars
A new community college system and college prep curriculum are improving the state’s position (winter 2006)

By Susan C. Thomson
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Ohio's Brain Drain
Reform of public higher education is intended to change perceptions and retain graduates
(May 2010)

By Jon Marcus
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Hard Times
Tuitions rise, services cut, as university officials try to ride out a severe economic downturn (March 2009)

By Jon Marcus
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Kentucky's Rocky Road
Recent reform legislation produces results, but faces tough challenges (fall 2005)

By Kay Mills
Update: Kentucky’s Reforms Produce Mixed Results (May 2008)
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The “Seamless System”
Florida’s flurry of dramatic changes in the governance of public education (fall 2006)

By Jon Marcus
Update: Florida’s Governance of Public Education (March 2008)
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Virginia Tries Restructuring
Financial stress leads to new arrangements between state and campuses (summer 2005)

By Robert A. Jones
Update: Virginia’s Restructuring Is a “Work in Progress” (April 2008)
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“Effectiveness and Efficiency”
The University System of Maryland’s campaign to control costs and increase student aid
(spring 2006)

By Kay Mills
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Florida’s Unnatural Disaster
The state’s economic bubble has burst, leaving higher education in a double bind (March 2009)

By Jon Marcus
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Calamity in California
State’s battered budget leads to huge fee increases and less access to public universities (December 2009)

By Jon Marcus
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Overcrowded and Underfunded
New York’s public university systems, and beleaguered students, are an extreme example of national trends (December 2009)

By Jon Marcus
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Diminishing State Support
Pennsylvania reduces state aid amid relentless tuition hikes and record enrollments
(December 2009)

By Kay Mills
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UK Adopts “Top-Up” Tuition Fees
British Universities prepare to compete in a more “American” system (summer 2004)

By Jon Marcus
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Austerity Measures
Students protest as a cash-strapped government lets British universities triple their fees
(May 2011)

By Jon Marcus
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The Celtic Tiger
Ireland invests heavily in higher education, and benefits mightily (winter 2007)

By Jon Marcus
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Reversal of Fortune
Ireland’s “Celtic Tiger” economic miracle is followed by an epic downturn (May 2011)

By Jon Marcus
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The Presidential Treatment
The Obama administration makes big advances, faces tough challenges, in higher education policy (December 2010)

By Jon Marcus
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An Interview: Clark Kerr
Principal architect of the California Master Plan for Higher Education (spring 1993)
Interviewed by Patrick M. Callan
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The Senior Slump
Making the most of high school preparation (fall 2000)

By Michael W. Kirst
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Not Ready for College
States must have a systemic, comprehensive agenda for college preparation (December 2010)

By David Spence
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Recessions Past and Present
Higher education struggles with state cuts, rising tuitions and a climate of uncertainty
(March 2009)

By David W. Breneman
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An Assessment of Academic Freedom
How anti-terrorism measures have impacted the higher education community (September 2007
)
By Robert M. O’Neil
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An Interview: Derek Bok
Former president of Harvard University discusses the commercialization of higher education (summer 2003)

Interviewed by Kathy Witkowsky
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Killing Academic Freedom Softly
The muzzling of professors who do not enjoy the luxury of tenure (fall 2005)

By David L. Kirp
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An Interview: John Sperling
Founder of the University of Phoenix discusses the field of for-profit higher education (fall 1998)

Interviewed by Carl Irving
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The Online Learning Boom
Tailoring college to the needs of working adults (spring 2003)

By Gene I. Maeroff
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College Presidents, or CEOs?
Presidential pay is escalating at a time when institutions are cutting budgets (summer 2004)

By Robert Atwell
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The Dark Side of Merit Aid
Funding for merit programs has greatly expanded, often at the expense of need-based financial aid (winter 2001)

By Donald E. Heller
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Changing the Subject
Costs, graduation rates and the importance of rethinking the undergraduate curriculum
(May 2010)

By Robert Zemsky and Joni Finney
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The West Virginia Experience
Creating a sustainable public agenda for higher education (May 2011)

By Brian Noland
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Application Madness
For many parents, the college admissions process leads to panic (spring 2004)

By Anne C. Roark
Update: The College of Her Choice (August 2007)
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Enduring Values, Changing Concerns
Increasing necessity and declining availability of higher education creates a challenge for many Americans (October 2010)
By John Immerwahr
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Making the Middle Class
Don’t let the recession fool you—postsecondary education is more valuable than ever
(December 2010)

By Anthony P. Carnevale and Michelle Melton
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