Money, Money

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Christina E. Whitfield (Vice-Chancellor for Research and Analysis at Kentucky Community and Technical College System) is urging students to consider careers that pay less but make meaningful contributions to society, like emergency medical technicians or child care workers.  She reminds us that income is not “the most valuable […]

Continue reading


College: Worth (And About) More Than Money

money-slide.red

While discussing the focus of a book I’m writing about online education, my husband (who is not an academic) said that he “couldn’t imagine any Harvard professors ‘stooping’ to teaching online.” Paradoxically, that statement—with its indictment of online teaching as ‘less than’ — encapsulates both some myths and realities about higher education, generally, and online […]

Continue reading