Notes in the Margins: Compressed college, value of degrees and leadership change

3-year college degree programs not catching on Several institutions have launched three-year degrees in a flurry of activity triggered by the economic downturn that began in 2008. But students have not responded, and most three-year degree programs have flopped. (The Washington Post)

Making Headlines Since The ’70s: Is College Worth It? We’re hearing plenty of discussion about the value of a college degree these days.  One expert tells NPR this sort of second guessing has been floating through the headlines since at least the 1970s. (National Public Radio via NAICU)

Changeover for Career College Group The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities announced the resignation Friday afternoon of its chief executive, Harris N. Miller — and by the time the release hit e-mail inboxes, Miller was already out the door. (Inside Higher Ed)