Aims and objectives
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.
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.
Apr 25, 2005 — It's hard to imagine a school with no tests, no grades and no classes. But those familiar elements of education are missing at two dozen Big Picture schools in six states. Margot Adler visits one called The Met, the 10-year-old model for the schools, in Providence, R.I.