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Jeff Selingo rethinks higher ed.

Jeff Selingo is a contributing editor at The Chronicle of Higher Education and author of College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students. On Next, he shares insights on news and trends in higher education.

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Reimagining the Undergraduate Experience: 4 Provocative Ideas

Stanford’s “design thinking” approach to the problem yields bold ideas meant to prompt further discussion, writes Jeff Selingo.

Higher Education’s Olive Garden Problem

Beyond community colleges and some state colleges, few institutions offer low-priced options like the restaurant chain. The strategy of focusing on affluent families is unsustainable, writes Jeff Selingo.

MOOCs Move Beyond the Perfect Media Narrative

A MOOC provider pivots, and critics descend. If innovation in higher ed is to work, then academics shouldn’t expect success on the first try, writes Jeff Selingo.

What the Open-Data Movement Means for the Future of Colleges

During the shutdown, government data on colleges were still widely available from other sources. That’s why colleges must be prepared for a new consumer ecosystem of data, whether or not President Obama succeeds in creating a ratings system, writes Jeff Selingo.

President Sees an Obamacare Solution to Higher Ed’s Problems

Frustrated by how his policies have not stalled rising college prices or increased graduation rates, Mr. Obama takes on the higher-ed establishment, writes Jeff Selingo.

The Whistle-Stop Education

Colleges can’t just welcome students for orientation, wish them well at commencement, and say their work is done. An unusual train trip shows that experiential learning before and after college is crucial, writes Jeff Selingo.

Fly the Friendly Skies of United Universities

American colleges could learn something from the airline industry beside discounting strategies. They could team up in academic alliances, writes Jeff Selingo.

Rethinking the Bachelor’s Degree to Bolster the Humanities

Giving vocational degrees some elements of a humanities education and allowing students to have real-world experiences before choosing a major are two ways to revamp the undergraduate model, writes Jeff Selingo.

Graduation Rates: Flawed as a Measure of Colleges, but Still Useful

The much-debated graduation rate should remain an important measure for students to consider in the college-search process, writes Jeff Selingo.

The Second Internet Wave Comes to Higher Education

At a conference this week in Arizona, Steve Case, the AOL founder, offered colleges three key lessons from the changes sweeping the sector, writes Jeff Selingo.
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