What is Higher Education?

9/27/11 – Two interesting pieces today on higher education. The Guardian reports on a debate between British academics and the authors of a government white paper about the purposes of higher education: is it about private benefits for the individual students and the corporations that will employ them, or the public benefits for society? (H/T Dan Yim) And over at The Jesus Creed, RJS picks up on John Fea’s discussion of Christian higher education: why it requires risk and community.


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