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March, 2012  // Posts published in March, 2012

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

I’m about to start one of my periodic courses with the Osher Lifelong Learning Center (OLLI), based largely on Mason’s Fairfax campus. So it seems fitting to return to the topic of the university’s role in lifelong learning and the strength of the collaboration with OLLI. I should note that Arlington also has a vigorous […]

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Toward More Education on Global Problems

Toward More Education on Global Problems

Next week Mason hosts a conference with representatives from universities in China, Korea, Russia, India, Turkey, Kenya and Brazil, with the goal of agreeing on some concrete programs that will improve undergraduate opportunities to explore global issues ranging from environmental change to violence to poverty and hunger. The idea, which I blogged about some time […]

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Containing Higher Ed Costs: How Much Consumerism

Containing Higher Ed Costs: How Much Consumerism

I find analytical tensions intriguing. Here’s one that I think many of us will have to confront before too long, if it is not already upon us: We all know the mounting concerns about educational cost. We worry about tuition levels that price some sectors out of higher education and debt burdens that risk becoming […]

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