17 décembre 2016

American Cloaca: At Standing Rock, Part 1

By Oronte. As my last post indicated, I served in the Army, first as a combat engineer, then as a deep-sea diver.
It was an intensely focused and practical time. We learned the best way to do certain things and then got them done, no matter what. It gave me the money to go to college, and I had many friends and experiences that affected me deeply and shaped who I am. Read more...

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'Oh, Florida!' and the State's Awesome Higher Ed People

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. I’m weirdly obsessed with Florida.
Maybe this Florida fascination comes from reading all those Carl Hiaasen books.
Or perhaps my interest in the state has roots in my training as a demographer - as if you want to see the future of the rest of the U.S. (by age structure and ethnicity) - then you should visit Florida today. Read more...

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Making Boards Accountable for Themselves

HomeBy Cathy Trower and Peter Eckel. Boards are at the apex of the institutions they serve, so the buck stops with them. They should not hide, as they should have nothing to hide, write Cathy Trower and Peter Eckel. Read more...

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Survey on Colleges' Responses to Overtime Changes

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. About a third of colleges and universities will delay payroll changes after an injunction last month blocked the implementation of a new federal overtime rule, according to a survey by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. Read more...

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Summer Pell Left Out of Congressional Spending Bill

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. A House appropriations bill released this week leaves out new funding to restore summer Pell Grants, disappointing advocates who made that item a priority heading into the lame-duck session. Read more...

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Overtime Second Thoughts

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. After last-minute injunction halted a federal overtime rule, many colleges and universities will go ahead with planned changes. Read more...

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Education Department Blocks Aid for 2 For-Profits

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The U.S. Department of Education said Tuesday it would block for-profit colleges Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business from receiving additional federal student aid. Read more...

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DeVry, FTC in $100M Settlement of Advertising Suit

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. DeVry Education Group and DeVry University agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit regarding the for-profit institution's use of employment statistics in advertising. Read more...

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The High School Graduate Plateau

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. High school graduates are projected to come from increasingly diverse backgrounds, even as overall levels plateau -- posing a challenge for colleges and universities. Read more...

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Completion and the Value of College

HomeBy Paul Fain. The college completion agenda reaches an inflection point as the Obama administration ends and the nation increasingly focuses on jobs and college value. Experts assess shifts in the completion push and what comes next. Read more...

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