This week at Inside Higher Ed, has the No Child Left Behind legislation created students who are unable to manage post-secondary work? And when an institution tries to bump up completion rates, the enrollment rate goes down.
WARNINGS FROM THE TRENCHES: Professors rally behind a high school teacher who says No Child Left Behind has created a generation of test-takers unprepared for higher education:
THE ‘I’ IN FIU: Florida International University has embarked on an ambitious effort to internationalize the curriculum and assess students’ global learning.
COMPROMISED POSITION: Emory president praises Constitution’s three-fifths compromise as model for dealing with disagreements today. Facing outrage, he apologizes for “clumsiness and insensitivity.”
TWICE AS MANY MOOCS: Coursera and edX both double in size and look for larger international audiences.
BITING THE BULLET ON COMPLETION: A community college tries to boost its completion rate, but takes a 20 percent enrollment hit in the process.