16 janvier 2018

Ex-Obama Officials as College Presidents

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. A significant number of former Obama administration officials have become college presidents, and many are women -- revealing truths about hiring nontraditional presidents. More...

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Profanity, Not Pedagogy

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Court rejects terminated professor's First Amendment suit against LSU, saying there's no meaningful connection between her vulgar language and training teachers. More...

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Maine Professors Oppose Policy on Political Activity

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. University System of Maine professors are concerned about a Board of Trustees proposal to prohibit most employees from speaking about controversial political issues, according to the Bangor Daily News. The proposed “Institutional Authority on Political Matters” policy says that all legislative advocacy must be coordinated through the chancellor’s office, and only by certain high-level employees. More...

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No Closure at Rochester

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. President resigns; report says accused professor was unprofessional and inappropriate but didn't break the law or university rules; many students and faculty members remain angry. Accused professor responds. More...

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Are Prospective Students About to Disappear?

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. New book says most colleges — and the vast majority of nonelite institutions — are about to face severe shortage of potential students.  Yes, everyone in admissions knows that certain groups of students — those who graduate from good high schools and have parents able to pay a significant share or all of their tuition and other college expenses — are shrinking in number. And the situation is more severe in the Northeast and Midwest, where populations are shrinking, than in other parts of the country. More...

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Challenges, and more distractions, lie ahead for colleges

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. How big-picture threats to higher ed are impacting campuses and what administrators are doing to take control.  Although many higher ed leaders are advocating for colleges and their students at the national level, it remains an area where they can control little. More...

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13 janvier 2018

Student Numbers

By Alex Usher. In December, Statistics Canada released its 2015/2016 enrolment data from the Post-Secondary Student Information System.  I didn’t quite have time to get to it before the break, but on New Year’s Day I decided to take a little stroll through the data. More...

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These states offer good jobs that don’t require 4-year degrees

eCampus NewsNearly half the states in the U.S. have good blue-collar jobs that pay without bachelor’s degrees, according to a new state-level analysis of the 30 million jobs in the economy for those with less than a bachelor’s degree. More...

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Fla. bill seeks to reshape state college system

University Business Magazine logoA Florida Senate bill that could alter public college education funding was introduced on Tuesday, the first day of the state’s 2018 legislative session. More...

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Before fatal shooting of deputy, authorities were warned about suspect's mental health

University Business Magazine logoColorado authorities were contacted with concerns about the mental health of Matthew Riehl over a month before he shot and killed a deputy and wounded four others. But the 37-year-old man was never held for a mental health evaluation. More...

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