08 juillet 2015

What is the role of Canadian universities in indigenous education?

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . Yesterday was Canada Day, and I am very proud to be Canadian. But Canada as a country has made an awful mess of its relationship with its aboriginal peoples, as the recent devastating report by the national Truth and Reconciliation Commission has made abundantly clear. The big question is where Canada goes from here, not just in making restitution for past mistreatment, but more importantly in ensuring that aboriginal people can develop in ways that benefit both them and the country as a whole. More...

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What can past history tell us about the Athabasca University ‘crisis’?

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . It’s not just the Greeks who are having problems financially, even though they are getting all the headlines. In earlier posts I commented on Athabasca University’s so-called impending ‘insolvency’, as the president put it. As with all crises, the actual ‘end’ is never certain until it happens, so perhaps there’s still time for the Alberta government and Athabasca University to learn from history. More...

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05 juillet 2015

Who is behind today’s booming community colleges?

eCampus NewsAccording to a recent Cengage Learning survey of more than 4,250 community college students, almost 100 percent say community colleges are an integral part of the U.S. education system. More...

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Higher education reform should start with for-profit schools

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. As the presidential campaign season heats up, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are talking about debt-free or tuition-free college. Using student debt as an issue to damage Republicans and to energize young voters is a smart strategy.
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As states cut student aid, dollars still flow to upper-income families

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. When Paul Kline was applying to college last fall, he found himself in an enviable position: He didn’t have to worry about financial aid. The 17-year-old could count on support from a generous, wealthy grandmother and knew his tuition would be covered.
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Small colleges must be creative to survive

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Wallace is a retired teacher from Richmond. His book “Essex Memories & Beyond” was recently nominated in the nonfiction category for the 18th annual Library of Virginia Literary Award, 2015.
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Gainful employment survives for-profit challenge

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The Department of Education's controversial gainful employment rule is set to take effect next month, after a judge on Tuesday ruled against the for-profit college organization trying to block its implementation.
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Sweet Briar is now the most famous college in the country

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Yet here was an outburst unlike any other seen in the Bedford County Circuit Court Room A — a courtroom full of Sweet Briar College supporters in their pink-and-green school colors first applauding, then rising to a standing ovation, then spontaneously breaking out into their now-famous “holla holla holla” cheer.
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Student failures beset Ivy Tech

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Ivy Tech Community College is on the verge of no longer being a provider for some state workforce training and education programs because many of its students are not succeeding.
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How colleges stop depressed students from returning to campus

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Early in the morning on Oct. 10, 2014, Dave woke up to the Northwestern University campus police knocking on his dorm room door. They were there to tell Dave, a visiting student at the school, that he had received an urgent no-contact order.
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