Author Archives: Carol Christ

Book Review: Confronting the Crisis in Higher Ed


This article is in Climate Engineering, Spring 2017


MOOCs, High Technology, and Higher Learning by Robert A. Rhoads. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015, 168 pp. Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable by Richard A. DeMillo. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2015, 334 pp. The War on Learning: Gaining Ground in the Digital […]




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This article is in Incarceration, Fall 2015


Reevaluating educational credentials Mark Schneider’s work on the wide variation in the economic value of postsecondary educational programs, as described in “The Value of Sub-baccalaureate Credentials” (Issues, Summer 2015), is of great importance because it reflects new labor market realities that affect nearly everyone in the United States. Before the 1980s, high school was enough […]




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This article is in Educating the Worker of the Future, Summer 2015


Whither universities? In “A New Model for the American Research University” (Issues, Spring 2015), Michael M. Crow and William B. Dabars argue that public and private research universities are stuck in a pattern of incremental change, when the times call for radical reform. Research universities, long the gold standard of higher education in the United […]