Signature Programs Alone Will Not Save Our Colleges

The forecast of a major contraction in higher education, especially among small, private liberal arts schools, has college administrators scrambling to find ways to save their schools. Some are implementing “signature programs” that organize and supplement the academic curriculum to add value to a student’s education. Signature programs are designed to support and enhance the…

Incidental Illuminations

The following originally appeared in The Huffington Post. In a recent New York Times article (6/6/17), Natasha Singer discusses ways technology billionaires are using their expertise and money to reform education. Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, has invested in DreamBox Learning, a math-teaching program that, like Netflix, relies on artificial intelligence to simplify the choices and…

Charge to the Graduates

The following is a transcript of Dr. Carey’s commencement address to the Class of 2017. Science tells us that there is a universe beyond what our senses experience; that cats and cattle and so many others with whom we share the planet can see and hear and feel things that we never know are even…