Monthly Archives: October 2012

Redefining liberal arts skills

Insider Higher Ed has an interesting essay calling for new skills to be added to liberal arts curriculum. I have doubts about making all of these a required portion of a liberal art program. However, I’m worried that we don’t bring much focus to any of these skills.


The new normal?

The Chronicle of Higher Education is reporting (“NSF Raises Alarm Over Falling State Support for Research Universities“) that support for higher education is declining nationally.┬áThe National Science Board looked at data on 101 major public research universities and found

While the drop in funding was smaller in Texas than many other state, the state saw a 4% decline in support for its schools. The figure grows when you account for the rising number of students in the state. Texas has seen a 12% decrease in support per student since 2002.