02 octobre 2015

Group of Colleges Unveils Plan for New, Streamlined Application

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A group of more than 80 private and public colleges has formally announced plans to develop a free platform that would “streamline the experience of planning for applying to college,” according to its website. More...

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Group That Shaped Federal Student-Aid Policy Is Disbanded

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Lost in the news of the demise of Perkins Loans on Thursday was another death: that of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. More...

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Nearly a Third of Undergraduate Degrees Go to Students With Prior Credentials

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “New College Graduates Report, 2013-14″
Organization: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center
Summary: For a growing share of college graduates, the degrees they’re taking home aren’t their first higher-education credentials. More...

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Small Colleges’ Closure Rate Could Triple by 2017, Moody’s Says

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . By 2017, the closure rate of small colleges is likely to triple from the rate of the past decade, according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service that is available to the service’s subscribers. That will amount to a “small but notable rise” in the number of institutions that will shut their doors or merge, according to the report. More...

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4 Colleges Are Picked to Host 2016 Presidential and Vice-Presidential Debates

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates has announced the sites of the 2016 election’s three presidential debates and one vice-presidential debate. More...

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Over Objections, College in Florida Drops Tenure-Like System for New Hires

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The State College of Florida will no longer offer continuing contracts to new faculty members, a change strongly opposed by professors at the Bradenton college as well as its president. The Bradenton Herald reports that the college’s trustees voted to end the tenure-like system for new professors, in part, they said, so the college would be able to fire misbehaving professors more easily. More...

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80 Selective Colleges Unveil Plans for a New Application — and Inspire Some Skepticism

By Eric Hoover. A coalition of 80 selective public and private colleges announced plans on Monday to build a platform that would "streamline the experience of planning for and applying to college," according to the group’s website. More...

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Another Network Outage at Rutgers Leads to Frustration Among Professors and Students

By Ellen Wexler. The attack, which started at about 10 a.m. and lasted into the afternoon, is the fourth to hit the university since November 2014. After last year’s attacks, Rutgers spent $3 million to tighten its security — which is one of the reasons the institution raised tuition and fees 2.3 percent this year, according to NJ.com. More...

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Understanding the College Scorecard

By Jonathan Rothwell. In 2013, President Obama used part of his State of the Union address to announce a new plan to increase transparency in higher education. As he put it, his administration created a “college scorecard that parents and students can use to compare schools based on a simple criteria—where you can get the most bang for your educational buck.” More...

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Federal education grant money is a terrible thing to waste

By . Over the past decade, a plethora of programs have been created to prepare students for careers in technical fields. These schemes often allow high school students to earn college credits, develop relationships with possible employers, and/or receive career guidance and mentoring. More...

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