In addition to authoring articles and opinion pieces for a variety of publications, Franklin & Marshall College President Daniel R. Porterfield is a contributing writer for Forbes. An archive of those essays and opinion pieces appears here.
May is college graduation season, and soon thousands of seniors will stride across the stage in an American ritual. It’s tempting to separate today’s graduates into two camps: the secure and the unsettled. The former have landed jobs in established fields, spots in coveted graduate programs, or placements in prestigious opportunities [...]
With the nation debating models and metrics for the federal government’s rating of America’s more than 4,000 colleges and universities, there’s one crucial area that no one talks about measuring: higher education’s role in preparing some of today’s most academically-promising 18-22 year-olds to succeed in high-level graduate and professional education, [...]