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Higher Education News

The Provost's Office would like to share relevant news about higher education. We hope that these articles contribute thoughtful dialogue among the Grand Valley Community.

Provost Davis identified several articles and publications in her remarks at Fall 2015 opening meetings for the colleges/units. The list below contains links to these documents:

  • Anders, George “That ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Degree has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket.” Forbes. July 29, 2015.  Anders Article
  • Beecroft, Alexander. “Defenses of the Humanities: The Two Cultures.” A New Deal for the Humanities: (blog).  Beecroft Article 
  • “Gallup: 'No Evidence' Bachelor's Degrees Lead to Lifelong Learning,” Education Advisory Board, July 31, 2015.  EAB Article 
  • Johnson, Robert E., “The Future is Now: Educating Students to Thrive in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous World.” In Presidential Perspectives: Inspirational Innovation, Aramark, 2015.  Johnson Article 
  • Lumina Foundation. Focus, Indianapolis, IN: Lumina Foundation, 2015. Spring. Lumina Foundation Article
  • Pappano, Laura, “First-Generation Students Unite.” New York Times. April 8, 2015. Pappano Article 
  • Schneider, Carol.  “Making Excellence Inclusive: Liberal Education and America’s Promise.”  Liberal Education. 100, no. 4 (2014).  Schneider Article 
  • Selingo, Jeffrey.  “Why are So Many College Students Failing to Gain Job Skills Before Graduation?”  Washington Post.  January 26, 2015.  Selingo Article 
  • Sullivan, Daniel, “The Sustainable College: Thriving and Serving the Nation in the 21st Century.” Trusteeship Magazine. 23, no. 3 (2015). Sullivan Article 
  • Tough, Paul. "Am I Supposed to Be Here? Am I Good Enough?” New York Times Magazine May 18, 2014.  Tough Article

“Rethinking College” is a series from the PBS NewsHour that looks at efforts on campuses across the country to help students get through college.  Below are links to the videos:

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