Thursday, February 23, 2017

Alternative Facts in Higher Education

From Academic Impressions, here are four “alternative facts”:

ALTERNATIVE FACT #1 An institution's US News ranking is a good indicator of the educational quality of an institution. Prospective students and their families pay attention to them, and universities should expend as many resources as possible to increase their ranking.

ALTERNATIVE FACT #2 An institution's heavy emphasis on technology infrastructure enhances educational quality.

ALTERNATIVE FACT #3 Offering degree programs in an online environment will significantly increase enrollment and net revenue.

ALTERNATIVE FACT #4 Recovering from an undergraduate enrollment downfall and/or increasing enrollment will return an institution to financial security. (I think this applies to law schools as well.)

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