Phi Beta Cons

Foresighted or Blind-sided?

It will take years before a consensus emerges over whether there is or isn’t a shortage of STEM graduates. But opinion is beginning to shift to skepticism as labor market information fails to show tight markets except in a few specialized fields.

Is one university, Campbell, in North Carolina out-of-step? It’s starting an engineering program in the middle of North Carolina, not far from Research Triangle Park and in the shadow of two prestigious engineering programs—Duke’s and NC State’s. Jesse Saffron investigates the reasons why.

Jane S. ShawJane S. Shaw retired as president of the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in 2015. Before joining the Pope Center in 2006, Shaw spent 22 years in ...


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