29 octobre 2017

Atlantic Blues

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. One big story from out east that didn’t get a lot of play in the rest of the country was the news that the Nova Scotia government had, over the period 2013-2017, quietly bailed out Acadia University to the tune of $24 million.  This is of course the second time a Nova Scotia government has bailed out this decade: the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) received about $10 million. More...

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Why our Science Minister is Going to be Disappointed in Statscan

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Last week Statscan sent me a consultation form asking my opinions about their ideas on how to change UCASS (the University and College Academic Staff Survey, which like most Statscan products containing the word “college” does not actually include the institutions most of us call “colleges” i.e. community colleges). More...

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How Families Make PSE Choices

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Over the last few months at HESA Towers we’ve been doing a lot of interviews of parents of grade 12 students, to help understand what it is that shapes and shifts their perceptions of higher education institutions.  I can’t give away much of the content here (that’s for paying customers), but one issue I do think is worth a mention is what we’re finding about how families make decisions about post-secondary education. More...

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National Patterns of Student Housing

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Anyways, my take on this is basically that you need to take into consideration several centuries worth of history to really get the Canada-US difference.  Well into the nineteenth century, the principal model for US higher education was Cambridge and Oxford, which were residential colleges. More...

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WGU Audit Findings: Interpretations of “regular and substantive” and “self-paced”

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "e-Literate"The big news this week was the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Education (ED) finding that Western Governors University (WGU) should be considered a correspondence provider instead of a distance education provider, and the school should return more than $700 million in Title IV federal funding programs. More...

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Massive university reveals 3 steps to Clery Act compliance

eCampus NewsThe complexities within the emergency response and communication portion of the Clery Act can be daunting, but the University of Miami has some best practices. More...

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New analysis: State legislatures prioritize education data collection, use and protection

eCampus NewsThe bulk of these new data laws are going into effect this fall, ushering changes in state education agencies, school districts, and classrooms across the country. More...

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IHEP joins Lumina Foundation in national effort to support degree completion

eCampus NewsThe Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) recently joined Lumina Foundation in a nationwide effort to improve postsecondary degree and credential attainment rates. More...

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28 octobre 2017

Behind the scenes of unclaimed FAFSAs: Why it’s happening and how ed staff can help

eCampus NewsAccording to NerdWallet.com, as much as $2.7 billion in free federal grant money went unclaimed in 2015 due to incomplete or unsubmitted Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms. What’s getting in students’ way when it comes to filling out these forms. More...

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Higher education facing challenges left by Harvey

eCampus NewsAs floodwaters rose around the city, Robert Pennington evacuated his third-floor room in the University of Houston’s Bayou Oaks dorm, grabbing food, water, his laptop, contact lenses and school supplies as he left. He recalled stepping away from the building, one of few at UH that saw flooding, into a knee-high current as he hoisted his duffel bag and backpack to a bus. More...

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