02 octobre 2015

80 Selective Colleges Unveil Plans for a New Application — and Inspire Some Skepticism

By Eric Hoover. A coalition of 80 selective public and private colleges announced plans on Monday to build a platform that would "streamline the experience of planning for and applying to college," according to the group’s website. More...

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Another Network Outage at Rutgers Leads to Frustration Among Professors and Students

By Ellen Wexler. The attack, which started at about 10 a.m. and lasted into the afternoon, is the fourth to hit the university since November 2014. After last year’s attacks, Rutgers spent $3 million to tighten its security — which is one of the reasons the institution raised tuition and fees 2.3 percent this year, according to NJ.com. More...

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Understanding the College Scorecard

By Jonathan Rothwell. In 2013, President Obama used part of his State of the Union address to announce a new plan to increase transparency in higher education. As he put it, his administration created a “college scorecard that parents and students can use to compare schools based on a simple criteria—where you can get the most bang for your educational buck.” More...

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Federal education grant money is a terrible thing to waste

By . Over the past decade, a plethora of programs have been created to prepare students for careers in technical fields. These schemes often allow high school students to earn college credits, develop relationships with possible employers, and/or receive career guidance and mentoring. More...

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01 octobre 2015

Mieux connaître l’ESR aux USA

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. What We Still Don’t Know About Higher Education, Content from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, septembre 2015. Signalement par Samuel Bliman. Suite...

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30 septembre 2015

UK to welcome postgraduate scholars from Peru

By Natalie Marsh. The UK arm of Peru’s PRONABEC postgraduate scholarship programme was launched earlier this month, and is expected to fund 200 Peruvian postgraduate students to study at UK universities per year. More...

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Universities Canada urges support for outbound study in run-up to election

By Beckie Smith. As the federal election approaches, Universities Canada has called on the country’s next government to “encourage a culture of mobility” among Canadian students. More...

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UE Guarantee for fall 2016 class includes graduating in 4 years

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Students in the University of Evansville’s fall 2016 class will be guaranteed to graduate in four years, or the fifth year is on the university. More...

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Obama's investing in a community college idea that's already working

University Business Magazine logoBy Tim Goral. Earlier this year, when President Barack Obama unveiled his plan to make community college free for more students, he also proposed increased funding for career-based education and job training programs. More...

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Making college more affordable, one text at a time

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. What's the tiniest change you can think of to create the biggest improvement in someone's well-being?
That's the question at the heart of the first annual report by the new Social and Behavioral Sciences Team inside the White House. More...

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