Articles & Quotes

Defining a Great University (Inside Higher Ed)

(Public) institutions in many ways reflect the ideals of the American dream. They have a unique role in helping to achieve that dream that is not being captured by magazine ratings based on narrow criteria that have led our society to a precipice.

(Public) institutions typically are focused on “value added” – producing the future leaders who make the world a better place. A necessary qualification is that the students admitted are able to do the work, either upon admission or with remediation and enrichment.

…institutions generally have honors programs, but often the focus is not just on how academically smart you are, but on how much of your smartness you can give back to the world. What is important in a (public) institution is developing future ethical leaders who will enrich their communities and their societies in whatever way. Read More →

— Robert J. Sternberg