National Forum

Covers a wide range of topics including those of education, business, international affairs, and multicultural issues in an effort to provide documentation for professional research and development.

Articles from Vol. 79, No. 1, Winter

Arts in General Education -- Revisions Due!
General education arts curricula in America's colleges and universities rest on underpinnings that are rapidly disappearing. Students who entered degree programs in the 1990s have had fewer opportunities to explore and learn about music, dance, theatre,...
Higher Education Retirement
The Social Security Issue Employee retirement is an issue both within higher education and for the higher education system. Employees may participate in a public retirement system, TIAA-CREF, or a supplemental system such as a 401(k) or an individual...
Letters to the Editor
POVERTY IN AMERICA Upon reading your summer 1996 issue ["Poverty in America," Vol. 76, No. 3] and the articles dealing with welfare reform, I was impressed by how well your authors presented the material on welfare reform and how thoroughly you covered...
New Frames for an Underfined Future
Changes precipitated by the information age have created the expectation in society that instantaneous solutions are available to address perceived and real problems. Each improvement in computers and in information systems heightens the demand for immediacy,...
Note from the Editor
IN THIS ISSUE Probably not since the 1960s has higher education in the United States been subject to such scrutiny. At that time it was by the students whom institutions of higher education served. In a world that appeared to be increasingly dangerous...
The Shape of the River: Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions
WILLIAM G. BOWEN and DEREK BOK. The Shape of The River: Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1998. 472 pages. $24.95. Only once in a great while does one encounter...