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Ethics at Work: The Importance of Academic Honesty in our Schools, Part II

by Wendy Fischman In the previous blog, I discussed the recent admissions scandal in higher education. I drew on our research conducted in the late 1990s: we described how easily young people justified cutting corners in order to get ahead and/or satisfy pressures to be “successful.” In this blog, I relate this work to our […]

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Ethics at Work: The Importance of Academic Honesty in Our Schools, Part I

by Wendy Fischman Recently, an egregious scandal erupted in higher education. For perhaps the first time, several dozen parents have been exposed for blatant wrongdoings—paying others to change answers on standardized test scores; fabricating identities and resumes of their own children to disguise them as top tier athletes; paying coaches on the side to “recruit” […]

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On Quality Higher Education: An Essay in Three Installments, Part 3

To Our Readers: After some reflection, we’ve decided to violate the “rules of the road” with respect to the preferred length of blogs, and we are releasing the second and third blogs in this series at the same time. As always, we welcome and learn from your comments, sent either as notes to us or […]

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On Quality Higher Education: An Essay in Three Installments, Part 2

To Our Readers: After some reflection, we’ve decided to violate the “rules of the road” with respect to the preferred length of blogs, and we are releasing the second and third blogs in this series at the same time. As always, we welcome and learn from your comments, sent either as notes to us or […]

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On Quality Higher Education: An Essay in Three Installments, Part 1

by Howard Gardner and Wendy Fischman Background: The Mellon Papers Thanks to the generosity of several funders, including The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, over the last seven years we have had the privilege of studying non-vocational higher education in the United States. We originally called our study “Liberal Arts and Sciences in the 21st Century,” […]

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