10 things wrong with American higher education

The Huffington Post has talked to eight professors and come up with a list of 10 things that are wrong with American higher education.

(The authors say the following points were brought up repeatedly in conversations.)

You can click on the slideshow, which has several paragraphs explaining each problem.

Here’s the short version:

  1. Focus on elite institutions
  2. Lack of diversity
  3. Standardized testing
  4. Rankings
  5. Low transfer rates from two- to four-year institutions
  6. Low retention rates
  7. Lack of accountability
  8. Undervaluation of teaching
  9. Lack of leadership
  10. Too much research