The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere. By Kevin Carey. Riverhead Books, 2015. By Eric Johnson Given the ominous title, Kevin Carey’s look into the future of higher education is surprisingly upbeat. The End of College predicts plenty of disruptive change coming to academia, but also offers a rousing… READ MORE
By Paul Fulton Higher Education Works Two years ago, the board that oversees our state’s public universities adopted a plan with an ambitious goal: To raise the percentage of North Carolinians with a bachelor’s degree from 26% of our adult population to 32% by 2018.  Projections indicate that the jobs of North Carolina’s future will… READ MORE
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK (Feb. 18, 2015) – Higher education pumps $63.5 billiona year and more than 1 million jobs into North Carolina’s economy, according to an independent economic group’s analysis released today. The study of the state’s public and private universities and community colleges found that the University of North Carolina system contributes almost $28 billion and more… READ MORE
David Morken is the Co-Founder and CEO of rapidly growing mobile phone provider Bandwidth, headquartered on NC State University’s Centennial Campus. In an interview, Morken discusses why the company moved from Utah to North Carolina and the importance of the state’s public universities to its success.
Dr. Mitchell Simpson, Pastor, University Baptist Church An Open Letter from a Chapel Hill pastor to his congregation: If you’re not alarmed over the future of academic freedom at UNC, you’re not paying attention. If you’re not paying attention, you’re forfeiting the spiritual birthright earned at such high cost by our Baptist forebears. If those… READ MORE
As Gov. Pat McCrory likes to point out, North Carolina is now the 9th most-populous state in the nation. Our state is growing by 276 people a day. North Carolina’s economy is also growing – our unemployment rate in December was below the national average at 5.5%. State officials project “robust” economic growth this year. And… READ MORE
RALEIGH (March 10, 2015) – Tom Ross, President of the University of North Carolina system, issued a sharp warning today about declining support for public higher education in North Carolina and the nation. Repeated budget cuts to the state’s colleges and universities are part of a damaging trend, Ross told the Raleigh City Club’s first National… READ MORE
In a video interview with Higher Education Works, UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt discusses the statewide economic impact of the flagship campus and points to very specific benefits for both cancer patients and job creation. Related Link: Explore UNC-CH start-ups here.
David Morken, Co-Founder and CEO of rapidly growing mobile phone provider Bandwidth, discusses community colleges as the “unsung heroes” of higher education in North Carolina.
UNC-CH Chancellor Carol Folt talks about the potential impact of technology and online education on the future of teaching.