How To Revive The California Model

Clark Kerr’s multiversity has spread across the world, but at home it is fraying at the edges. A rethink on tuition fees and on the wider benefits of higher education is needed to ensure its model of balancing excellence and access continues to impact international higher education. The Californian model of higher education has achieved … Continue reading

Underemployment Hits Recent Graduates the Hardest

Stories of college graduates working as baristas and taxi drivers have played into a narrative about how college-degree recipients are struggling to find work that uses their education. At the same time, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the jobless rate for workers with at least a bachelor’s degree fell to 2.9 percent for … Continue reading

As California Goes, So Goes the Nation?

This fall Gov. Jerry Brown signed two bills that could greatly improve the lives of women in California higher education, and serve as a model for the nation. Seeking to lessen the ambiguity that plagues sexual-assault investigations, the “yes means yes” law made California the first state to set a clear definition of when people … Continue reading

5 Flaws in the High-Stakes ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule

After years of negotiation, lawsuits, and more negotiation, the Education Department is preparing to release this month the final version of its controversial “gainful employment” rule. For-profit and community colleges, who are pushing for changes in the measure, are on the edges of their seats. As currently written, the rule would judge career and technical programs … Continue reading