Aug 3, 2014 — Wesleyan University President Michael Roth, author of the new book Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters, says that the debate over the value of a college education is hardly new.
May 8, 2013 — Jeffrey Selingo, an editor with The Chronicle of Higher Education, argues that American colleges have lost their way. In College (Un)bound, he describes the challenges facing American higher education and takes a close look at what college students are getting in return for their tuition.
Feb 9, 2011 — According to one study, more than a third of college students don't measurably improve in critical thinking skills through four years of education. The study, presented in the new book Academically Adrift, measured, among other things, how much students improved in writing skills and how much they studied.
Aug 2, 2010 — Professor Andrew Hacker says that higher education in the U.S. is broken. He argues that too many undergraduate courses are taught by graduate assistants or professors who have no interest in teaching. Hacker proposes numerous changes, including an end to the tenure system, in his book, Higher Education?
Sep 9, 2008 — Stanley Fish argues that universities should be under no obligation to promote good moral character, and that professors should leave world-changing agendas out of the classroom. His new book is entitled Save the World On Your Own Time.
Jan 30, 2006 — Ed Gordon talks with Noliwe Rooks about her new book White Money, Black Power: The Surprising History of African-American Studies and the Crisis of Race in Higher Education. Rooks, associate director of African American Studies at Princeton University, says the money to finance such programs came at a cost to black Americans.