Category Archives: higher education

Academic cuts and queen sacrifices across the country

Greetings from a dark November.   The past few days have been rainy and chill, the perfect atmosphere for this post. (It’s November?  I’m not sure how that happened.  I’ve been on overdrive mode for months now and calendars have become… … Continue reading

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Higher education trends: live-blogging a Gartner update

This morning I’m live-blogging a conference panel on higher education’s future.  The session is titled “Higher Education Trends, Predictions, Themes, and Future Scenarios” and the venue is the 2023 EDUCAUSE conference in Chicago. I’m live-blogging it, old school.  So there … Continue reading

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American views on higher education worsen, again

Just a quick post, as I’m on the road: Americans now view higher education less favorably than we used to. That’s the finding of a new Gallup poll.  Gallup has run this poll several times in recent history, and the … Continue reading

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When will the first university or college charge $100,000 per year?

When will the first American college or university charge $100,000 or more to attend? What might that mean for higher education? I first asked this question back in 2018.  I wanted to use that psychologically important six figure price as … Continue reading

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Queen sacrifice at St. Cloud State University

How can colleges and universities respond to today’s many challenges? One strategy is to cut: to delete various academic programs, support staff, and faculty. When such axing includes tenure-track faculty I call it a queen sacrifice, borrowing the chess metaphor … Continue reading

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Slashing humanities degrees; preparing for a queen sacrifice?

Greetings from a rainy, chilly northeastern Virginia day. I’m buried on work, especially on climate change and AI, but wanted to note this story as I keep modeling post-peak higher education. In Minnesota is a pair of campuses, the College … Continue reading

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Another queen sacrifice might be in the works, this time in Virginia

How can a non-profit respond to financial stresses?  In non-profit higher education one response is to cut back on services and staff. When a college or university does this, I call it a “queen sacrifice.”  That’s a term from chess, … Continue reading

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A queen sacrifice at Saint Leo University

One way colleges and universities can respond to rising financial pressure is to cut personnel.  Sometimes they fire tenure-track faculty, either by removing their academic programs or by declaring financial emergency. buy priligy online buy priligy no prescription generic This … Continue reading

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One university conducts another queen sacrifice

How do colleges and universities respond to enrollment and financial pressures? buy neurontin online buy neurontin no prescription generic One response is to cut tenure-track faculty members. buy vidalista online buy vidalista no prescription generic   Years ago I nicknamed … Continue reading

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Two more American campuses launch queen sacrifices

Earlier this week I shared two recent examples of queen sacrifices.  It turns out that the week had more in store than I thought. Today’s two queen sacrifices come from very different institutions in the American northeast. First, New Jersey … Continue reading

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