02 août 2017

Republicans don't trust higher ed. That's a problem for liberal academics

University Business LogoOnly 36 percent of Republicans, according to the Pew Research Center, believe colleges and universities have a positive effect on the way things are going in the country, versus 58% who say they have a negative effect. Among Democrats, those figures are 72% and 19%, respectively. That finding represents a crisis. More...

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Why I bring my gun to school

University Business LogoIt was my first year as a public policy graduate student at the University of Texas, Dallas, and I was taking all my classes at night so I could work during the day. Every evening, after class got out around 10, I had to walk through the sprawling parking lots to get to my car. More...

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Pa.'s State System faculty takes issue with consultant's report

University Business LogoThe union representing faculty at the 14 state-owned universities took issue Monday with a consultant’s final report on the State System of Higher Education and accompanying recommendations for change. More...

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SWOCC leads rural Ore. colleges in student success

University Business LogoA person would think that when you enroll in a community college, you’d rocket through first-year courses. Blast through a second year, and it’s onward to graduation, then a university or into a career. More...

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National American University Holdings, Inc. will acquire Henley-Putnam University

University Business LogoNational American University Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ:NAUH), which through its wholly owned subsidiary operates National American University (“NAU”), a regionally accredited, proprietary, multi-campus institution of higher learning, today announced its intent to acquire California-based Henley-Putnam University (“H-PU”), the only accredited online university solely focused on strategic security degree programs, which had student enrollment of 713 as of December 31, 2016. More...

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House Republicans at odds with Trump’s proposed higher ed cuts

University Business LogoHouse Republicans issued a 2018 budget bill Tuesday afternoon that rejects several higher education cuts proposed by President Trump but upholds plans to pull billions of dollars in reserves out of the Pell Grant program for needy college students. More...

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ATIXA launches a sixth community

University Business LogoATIXA announces the addition of an ADA/504 Coordinator Community of Practice, offering a specialized home for administrators with oversight of disability-based discrimination under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. More...

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OpenStax launches personalized learning tool for college courses

University Business LogoRice University-based nonprofit OpenStax, which is already changing the economics of higher education by providing free textbooks to more than 1 million college students per year, today launched a low-cost, personalized learning system called OpenStax Tutor Beta that studies how students learn to offer them individualized homework and tutoring. More...

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Potential earnings not a factor in H.S. students’ college choices

University Business LogoGiving high school seniors information about their chances of finding well-paying jobs after graduating from college may have little impact on their choice of school or major, according to a new report from the Urban Institute. More...

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Even with financial aid, low-income students face hurdles

University Business LogoAccording to federal data, students can face widely different costs at La Crosse and Winona’s institutions of higher education. Those differences are most significant for low-income students, for whom the cost of college is a significant portion of family income. More...

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