27 janvier 2017

What U.S. higher ed can learn from Canada

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The recent presidential election has spurred plenty of comparisons of how U.S. public policy stacks up against our neighbors to the north, from health care to gun control. Perhaps we should add higher education to that list. More...

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Schools can’t be blue islands in red states

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. I was surprised by the election of Donald Trump as president, but as a resident of central Iowa, I should not have been. More...

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Senators beg Trump not to weaken sexual assault protections on campus

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. As Inauguration Day nears, the possibility that President-elect Donald Trump will follow through on his promises to repeal all of President Obama's executive orders is starting to set in. More...

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Emergency funds go to some community colleges

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. Seven community colleges across the state will get some cash in the new year. 
Lake Land College is one of those. Many have spent the last year dealing with the effects of not having a full state budget. More...

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College success for the underserved

University Business LogoBy Matt Zalaznick. A newly formed academic center at Adams State University in Colorado aims to improve historically underserved and first-generation students’ chances of enrolling in and graduating from college. More...

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Vets earn college credit for military work

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. In 13 Midwestern states, veterans can now receive college credit for military vocational skills and trades learned working on base or in the field. More...

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A tale of two cities

University Business LogoBy James Martin and James E. Samels. In “The Death and Life of Great American Cities" Jane Jacobs reminds us that “Lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration, with energy enough to carry over for problems and needs outside themselves". More...

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A workhorse university becomes a thoroughbred

University Business LogoBy Matt Zalaznick. Montclair State had been a university for only a few years when Susan Cole took over as president in 1998. She wanted the job—her second presidency—because she saw vast, untapped potential on the campus of 12,000 students. She also felt certain that she could, pretty quickly, ensure the institution lived up to its new name. More...

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For-Profit Colleges May Be Down, but Don’t Count Them Out

By Goldie Blumenstyk. The Wall Street swagger of for-profit college companies — so visible just five years ago — looks a lot more like a limp at the dawn of 2016. More...

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26 janvier 2017

The rising price of knowledge: University of Calgary cuts 1,600 academic resources

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The rising price of knowledge: University of Calgary cuts 1,600 academic resources
Scott Strasser, The Gauntlet, 2017/01/23
The Gauntlet article has the best coverage but the CBC news item has the best quote:"Even if we had more money, we cannot buy our way out of this," said University of Calgary head librarian Tom Hickerson. More...

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