UV Letter Archive

Olympics Of Hypocrisy: At Online Universities, “Global” Is Not World-Class Feb 4, 2022

Universities are no longer ashamed of online education. They’re ashamed of the students who enroll. But Covid marks the end of the era of plausible deniability.

Read

What Learning Can Learn From Machine Learning Jan 21, 2022

Taking a few bits and bytes from machine learning could go a long way to improving K-12 and postsecondary learning.

Read

2022: Year Of The Great Convergence Jan 7, 2022

The many education and training offerings U.S. employers are now making available to their employees are a lot of courses, but a long way from a whole meal.

Read

Succession Over Success: Sending Out An SOS On Accreditation Dec 18, 2021

Like Jeremy Strong, our current process of accreditation is tightly wound but clueless.

Read

Putting The Fun Back In Fundraising Dec 4, 2021

Just as you can’t take a tax deduction for donating a building to your country club for the benefit of a few hundred already fortunate members, you shouldn’t get one for donating a building to benefit a few thousand already fortunate students.

Read

Alumni Look Back In Anger Nov 20, 2021

In attempting to emulate the concierge-like career services model at selective universities, regional publics and community colleges are creating a job mirage and contributing to alumni anger.

Read

Practitioners, Not Teachers, Will Dominate Online Learning Nov 14, 2021

Tag line: In online learning, the biggest difference between self-proclaimed experts and real experts is that real experts are too busy with their day jobs to think about packaging and selling courses.

Read

Scary Story: The Decline And Fall Of Entry-Level Nursing Jobs Oct 29, 2021

Within the current nursing school timeframe, no amount of work-integrated learning or clinical rotations could allow nurses to master hundreds of care protocols before taking the NCLEX. What’s needed is on-the-job training, which takes time and costs money.

Read

Colleges Can Stop The Spreading Scourge of Sanctimony Oct 15, 2021

America has always had an economic elite. It’s also always had an intellectual elite. But never the twain did meet until college became the country’s sole pathway to economic advancement.

Read

The HTD Revolution: Hire-Train-Deploy Oct 1, 2021

A viable answer to the ultimate question of Education, Employment, and Everything (really moving the needle on socioeconomic mobility and rekindling the American Dream) is more likely to look like an apprenticeship than the current tuition-debt-classroom industrial complex.

Read

Select a page to view more letters
1  2  3  4   ...     Previous | Next of 10

Search Gap and UV Letter archives