Higher Ed Spotlight #1: When things fall away, must everything else fall apart?

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Every year, many students are entering higher education in pursuit to gaining knowledge toward a career. It becomes a question of whether the traditional form of education offered by large universities such as UConn is the sole beneficial format for prospective students. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

There’s a lot wrong with higher education.  

Persistent marginalization of minority groups. Increasing tuition costs. Massive budget deficits. Policies and procedures that foster inequities and solidify barriers to inclusion. A lack of adequate resources for mental health services despite rising cases of mental health issues.  

I’m going to spend the next few weeks taking a closer look at higher education. I’m not going to focus specifically on any of those issues I mentioned, though. Instead, I’m going to look at higher education through the lens of some unconventional but remarkably creative programs that have reimagined what higher education can, and in some cases,

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