Tag: higher education

Goucher College’s Online M.S. in Higher Ed Prepares Leaders in the Field


One of the few of its kind in the state, this new, entirely online program prepares scholars and practitioners to move into leadership positions in colleges and universities.

Goucher’s online Master of Science in Higher Education Policy, Research, and Administration is designed for flexibility, helping students gain the understanding, knowledge, and skill base to move into leadership roles in higher education. With concentrations in finance, assessment, strategy, and adult education, the M.S.H.E. degree prepares today’s higher education professional to lead in a global and diverse postsecondary world. Learn how to meet the demands of today’s landscape with our M.S. in Higher Education.

Johns Hopkins University Places 11th in Latest U.S. News and World Report Ranking of Best Colleges


Johns Hopkins University placed eleventh in the national university category, tied with Dartmouth College, in the 2017-2018 best college ranking by U.S. News and World Report.

A MICA Degree Is a Worse Investment Than Just Not Going to College



Whoa. I mean, of course, we’re not getting art degrees to be rich, but this new research from PayScale Inc. is pretty jaw-dropping. PayScale looked at the salaries of 62 MICA graduates ($40,000 to $74,000) and set that against the average cost of a degree there ($205,200) to calculate the average 20-year return on investment. It comes out negative!

That means, theoretically, 20 years after your MICA degree you’re still $90,000 behind someone who skipped college altogether!

MICA Announces New President

MICA's new president, Samuel Hoi.
MICA’s new president, Samuel Hoi.

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Board of Trustees today announced Samuel Hoi as the next president in the College’s 188-year history, effective July 1, 2014. Hoi is currently president of Otis College of Art and Design, in Los Angeles. He will succeed President Fred Lazarus IV, who will step down after 36 years.

In selecting Hoi, the board noted his bold steps to highlight art and design’s tangible impact, as evidenced by the annual Otis Report on the Creative Economy produced under his direction, and his efforts to position Otis students as community engagement leaders through the launch of the Creative Action: An Integrated Learning Program curriculum model. Under Hoi’s leadership, enrollment at Otis increased as much as 34 percent, operating resources have more than doubled and the endowment has more than tripled, attributable in part to a 200 percent increase in individual donors.

Hospitals Practice the Fine Art of Healing


Courtesy Bmore Media – Payroll manager Joey Campbell used to take her work with her to outpatient chemotherapy treatments at Mercy Medical Center.

But now she has found a more uplifting way to pass the time while she undergoes the brutal, hours-long treatment at the downtown Baltimore hospital. She’s making jewelry and creating rubber stamp projects, thanks to Mercy’s artist-in-residence, Andrea Cooper. Campbell says she hopes she and other volunteers have brightened the moods of patients at Mercy’s Institute for Cancer Care for the past five years.

Johns Hopkins Awards More Master’s Degrees Than Almost Anyone Else

Graph via the Washington Post.
Graph via the Washington Post.

Oh, haven’t you heard? A master’s degree is the new bachelor’s. The New York Times calls it “credential inflation”; the editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education says it’s an “endless loop” where universities offer more programs, which leads to job recruiters requesting more advanced degrees, which leads to more students getting master’s degrees, which leads to… well, you get the picture. Nationwide, the number of people getting master’s degrees rose 63 percent from 2000 to 2012 — and schools in DC, Maryland, and Virginia are producing quite a few of them.

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Earns Double Honors from Kiplinger

winter swimming
winter swimming

Last month, the popular trendcasters at Kiplinger called out the Top 100 Values in Public College Education and five Maryland schools made the cut: University of Maryland, College Park, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Salisbury University, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Towson U.

Then, earlier this month, Kiplinger ranked the 10 Best Public Colleges with the Highest Graduation Rates, and one Maryland school made the grade: St. Mary’s College. So why all the press?

Big Fish Q&A with UB President Robert Bogomolny



University of Baltimore President Robert Bogomolny

University of Baltimore President Robert Bogomolny (pronounced bow-go-mole-knee) isn’t your stereotypical chief university officer, with patches on the elbows of his blazer and a past life performed most loudly in chalk-dusty seminar classrooms. Before accepting the job in August of 2002, Bogomolny served as corporate senior VP and general counsel at the pharmaceutical firm G.D. Searle and Company (think Ambien, Metamucil, Nutrasweet), and before that as professor of law and dean of the Cleveland Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University from 1977 to 1987. Born in Cleveland in 1938, Bogomolny’s business and academic experience is rich and varied; he is widely credited with amping UB’s enrollment and enabling the school’s urban campus to expand and beautify annually, and credited, as well, with knowing how to dig in and “grow” the school based largely upon his far-reaching resume.

Oh the Places You’ll Go: Local Seniors Share Where They See Themselves in 10 Years


It’s that time of year, when students across the nation are unleashed on the world to begin their journey toward their dreams.  Where do they see themselves in the future?  Local seniors share with our intern Rixey Moore where they see themselves in the next ten years. – The Eds.

Devon Hitt

“In ten years I will be living in Baltimore completing my second year of residency in general surgery and acute trauma care. My hours will be extensive but, I will be sure to also spend time with my friends and family.”- Devon Hitt, Roland Park Country School, University of Pennsylvania

Brendon Hudson

“I see myself putting my good work ethic and amazing Gilman education into all aspects of the restaurant business and climbing up the ladder of success!” – Brendon Hudson, Gilman School, Class of 2012, Culinary Institute of America, Class of 2016


Keyarra Howard