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Notes on History of Higher Ed

I’m taking a course in History of Higher Education in the US. So far, we’ve read about Higher Ed from the foundation of the Colonial Colleges (beginning with Harvard in 1636) to the end of the 19th century. Some things that stand out:

Most colleges in that period, even state colleges, started as religious institutions. Their [...]

Lifetime Earnings of College Graduates

Over an adult’s working life:

high school graduates earn an average of $1.2 million
associate’s degree holders earn about $1.6 million
bachelor’s degree holders earn about $2.1 million

Source: Census Bureau. The Big Payoff: Educational
Attainment and Synthetic Estimates of Work-Life Earnings

Scholarship at the end of the 19th century

Of Yale at the end of the [19th] century it was remarked: “The life of the campus was so dynamic and vital that even professors … at heart half accepted that ideas, the search for truth and scholarship must be among the lesser products of their show.”

Rudolph, Frederick. (1962) The American College and University: A [...]

UCLA Professors

McCarthy was the first word that came to mind when I read about UCLA’s Bruin Alumni Association project to “expose radical professors” . I don’t think it has anything to do with professors proselytizing in the classroom; it is just a witch hunt to ridicule liberal professors. This is the type of thing that happened [...]

Hello World!

I’ll use this blog to reflect on news about Higher Education with a special interest on Higher Ed in Florida and developements for engineering students, women and Hispanics. In other words: Higher Ed news that affect me! Well, not really. I’m no longer an engineering student, but I plan to study engineering education from [...]