Check out our newest commentary and analysis from New England's higher education leaders.
Boys and Girls: Join the Club
NEBHE sees New England's Boys & Girls Clubs as key potential partners to instill college aspirations and preparation among the young people who participate in activities at the venerable community organization. N.H. state Sen. Lou D'Allesandro and Burlington, Vt. lawyer Michael Wool (with an assist from Boys & Girls Club of Burlington Executive Director Mary Alice McKenzie), are two NEBHE board members who are passionate champions of the organization. They take a closer look at the challenges and innovations at two New England Boys & Girls Clubs.
Shifting Landscapes, Changing Assumptions Reshape Higher Ed
MIT and Harvard's collaboration to offer online courses free of charge points to something much deeper within the higher education fabric, writes Philip DiSalvio, dean of University College at UMass Boston. A convergence of forces driving change in higher education is forcing us to ponder such fundamental questions as what a university is, what a course is, what a student is and what is the meaning of a college credential. "Disruptive technologies, the eroding sustainability of the higher education business model, tuition tipping points and onerous student debt burdens," DiSalvio observes, "are increasingly forcing people to question of the value of a college degree."