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Young, Jeffrey R. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Coursera has been operating for only a few months, but the company has already persuaded some of the world's best-known universities to offer free courses through its online platform. Colleges that usually move at a glacial pace are rushing into deals with the upstart company. But what exactly have they signed up for? And if the courses are free,…
Descriptors: Income, School Business Relationship, Higher Education, Student Costs
Zegart, Amy B. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
At a time when intelligence agencies have never been more important, universities are teaching and studying just about everything else. In 2006 only four of the top 25 universities offered undergraduate courses on intelligence agencies or issues. Scholarly inattention is equally glaring in academic publishing. Between 2001 and 2006, the three most…
Descriptors: Universities, Scientists, Campuses, Tenure