07 décembre 2014

Addressing the Barriers to Success for Underserved Students

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. In this series, we’re exploring the lessons traditional institutions and successful for-profit institutions can share with each other, and in this installment we will focus on strategic planning. The darling of accreditors, in reality strategic planning in higher education, ranges from PITA (no, not the Middle-Eastern bread or the anti-meat group) to Guiding Star. More...

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Careful with that Axe, Eugene!

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Careful with that Axe, Eugene!
Valdis Krebs, T N T : The Network Thinkers, 2014/12/02

A big headline in the local newspaper trumpeted the fact that the City is eliminating 19 positions (something their cost-averse editors deeply love). This seems unwise at the best of times, but the city is closing the positions "by attrition", which is the equivalent of using random selection. More...

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College students: These are the top 6 trends in higher education

eCampus News68 percent of students said the availability of online classes would be important to their educational experience, and campus administration is all about collaboration. More...

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A Look Back at the Higher Education Act

ForbesBy CCAP. First signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965 as part of his Great Society campaign, the Higher Education Act’s original purpose was to solidify and expand the federal government’s involvement in higher education policy. Now up for its 10th reauthorization in the coming months (most recently in 2008), it will likely receive much attention from postsecondary pundits as well as trade groups, professional organizations, public policy institutes, and invested colleges and universities. More...

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Why is the U.S. helping to bail out a for-profit university?

ForbesBy Steven Salzberg. Talk about trying to fly under the radar: announcing a deal during Thanksgiving week is a sure sign that someone—in this case the U.S. Department of Education—doesn’t want you to notice.
In the deal announced on November 20, a student debt collection company, ECMC Group, will buy 56 college campuses from Corinthian Colleges Inc., a for-profit university. More...

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White House's college ratings system controversial even before completion

latimes.comBy . The Obama administration is developing a national rating system for colleges and universities to provide more transparency and give students and taxpayers a better sense of where to spend their education funds. More...

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Higher education: Identifying the senior team

By Brian C. Mitchell. There are big changes coming in American higher education. College and university governance must accommodate these changes and shape rather than be shaped by them. The changes reflect both the simple reality that the financing structure doesn't work and that external forces will impose new challenges and opportunities upon senior leadership. More...

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Don’t rob higher ed to fund other education mandates

The Seattle TimesBy Stan Barer and Hugh Spitzer. WASHINGTON’S Office of Financial Management recently warned the state’s public universities to expect severe budget cuts in the next fiscal year — possibly up to 15 percent. Much of the impetus for this threat comes from the state Supreme Court’s requirement that the Legislature live up to the Constitution’s declaration that the “paramount duty” of state government is “to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders.” More...

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Why two states have poured money into public higher education

The Hechinger ReportBy . More than a quarter of a billion dollars’ worth of new facilities are going up here or have been opened in the last few years. Another $80 million is being spent at North Dakota State University, an hour and a half south in Fargo, where carillon bells blare the fight song every afternoon at 5. And $179 million more was approved for public universities and colleges statewide by the last session of the legislature, along with $12 million for research and nearly $40 million for raises and increased operating and utility costs. More...

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How to Pick a College President

By . I have never been persuaded that leaders in higher education should be selected from academics. Or, more precisely, I doubt that the customary responsibilities of a faculty member prepares her to preside over an institution of higher education. The skill sets needed for longevity heading a college do not overlap significantly with the talent and training of the typical scholar-teacher, especially in these times of unceasing change. The selection of professors and the expectations of them are not intended to foster development of diverse competencies. More...

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