An “Enriching” Undergraduate Research Workshop

The Sunoikisis consortium has presented an undergraduate symposium nearly every year since 2003. On Saturday, March 7, the Center for Hellenic Studies continued the tradition by hosting the 2015 Sunoikisis Undergraduate Research Symposium. The event featured the work of five undergraduates: “Three of a Perfect Pair: The Fractured Feminine in Aristophanes’ Ecclesiazusae” Mason Johnson, Rhodes College “Nostalgia … Read moreAn “Enriching” Undergraduate Research Workshop

Odyssey — Week 7

The seventh common session for the Sunoikisis-Odyssey course will be tonight at 7:00 pm EST. To view the recording of the class, see below. Click here to go to the Google+ Event Page. Readings: Odyssey, Books 13 and 14 Visit the Common Sessions page on our Odyssey course website (http://sunoikisis-odyssey.chs.harvard.edu/common-sessions/). This page will be home to all class live-streams and recordings, so … Read moreOdyssey — Week 7

Stanford Chief Wants Higher Ed to Be ‘Affordable, Accessible, Adaptable’ (CHE)

March 16, 2015 By Jennifer Howard American higher education isn’t badly broken, according to John L. Hennessy, president of Stanford University. It’s still “the envy of the world.” But it has to reckon with serious problems, including rising costs and falling degree-completion rates, he told the American Council on Education’s annual meeting here on Sunday. … Read moreStanford Chief Wants Higher Ed to Be ‘Affordable, Accessible, Adaptable’ (CHE)

Cut Through the Hype, and MOOCs Still Have Had a Lasting Impact (CHE)

March 13, 2015 By Jeffrey R. Young [full article here.] To some people in higher education, “MOOC” has become a punch line. The initial hype around so-called massive open online courses was so intense — promising a “tsunami” of change, according to one New York Times columnist, and a shuttering of most traditional colleges, according … Read moreCut Through the Hype, and MOOCs Still Have Had a Lasting Impact (CHE)

Here’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official (NYT)

MARCH 5, 2015 Three years ago, technology was going to transform higher education. What happened? Over the course of a few months in early 2012, leading scientists from Harvard, Stanford and M.I.T. started three companies to provide Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, to anyone in the world with an Internet connection. The courses were … Read moreHere’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official (NYT)

Yale Announces ‘Blended’ Online Master’s Degree (CHE)

March 10, 2015 by Steve Kolowich Yale University is creating a master’s program that will hold many courses online, continuing the Ivy League institution’s foray into “blended” learning. The online program, to be offered by the Yale School of Medicine, would aim to replicate its residential program for training physicians’ assistants. Students would meet in … Read moreYale Announces ‘Blended’ Online Master’s Degree (CHE)