02 mars 2015

5 steps to help CBE topple the credit hour

eCampus NewsBy . Yet, a new report released by Tyton Partners in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, titled “Evidence of Learning: The Case for an Integrated Competency Management System” proposes an integrated and transparent competency management framework. More...

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How is Obama’s plan affecting community college practice?

eCampus NewsBy Rebecca Lundberg. President Obama’s proposed “free community college” plan sounds great in theory, but how does this proposal affect community colleges? Will key characteristics like mission, administrative duties, and even curriculum, need to change. More...

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“Sloppy” red tape requirements costing universities millions

eCampus NewsBy . According to a new report released by college and university leadership, government red tape requirements are costing colleges and universities not only millions in administrative tasks, but depriving students of lower tuition costs and hindering university research and innovation. More...

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01 mars 2015

Supporting first-gen college students

University Business LogoBy Ioanna Opidee. Thirty percent of higher ed students today are the first in their family to attend college, while 24 percent—4.5 million—are both first-generation and low-income. More...

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Which college presidents published the most op-eds in 2014?

University Business LogoBy Melissa Ezarik. There were big-picture pieces on race relations, immigration, climate change, incarceration, veterans, gender issues and the proliferation of firearms.
And there were hot-button campus issues such as sexual assaults, alcohol, college access, free speech, college cost and debt, emotionally unstable students, and abuses in sports programs. More...

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Community colleges moving further into baccalaureate territory

University Business LogoBy Tim Goral. Fifteen California community colleges received initial approval in January to offer four-year degrees in a limited number of specialties as soon as next year. More...

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A New Report From Project Information Literacy

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. Lucky me! A report from an ongoing Project Information Literacy study about lifelong learning has just been released. The first phase involved interviewing recent grads and their employers – fascinating stuff. This one summarizes the results of a survey taken by over 1,600 recent grads of ten colleges and universities – a hard-to-reach group, as any alumni office will tell you. Read more...

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National Adjunct Walkout Day

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/CRW.jpgBy Lee Skallerup Bessette. I’m originally from Quebec, where there is a long history of strikes and walkouts, up to today. Most recently, there was the Printemps Érables (many of the links in my original post are now dead and gone. Here is some general information in English as well as an in-depth overview – and as an aside, the Quebec history entries on Wikipedia in English are terrible). The striking students brought down the government, but change didn’t really happen (they’re planning to strike again this spring). Read more...

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U.S. House Expands 529 Account Benefits

HomeThe House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved legislation to expand the tax benefits of 529 college-savings accounts, less than a month after the Obama administration's failed bid to raise taxes on such accounts. Read more...

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In the Event of a Homeland Security Shutdown

HomeThe Student and Exchange Visitor Program, which certifies universities to host foreign students and scholars and maintains a database that tracks international students’ whereabouts in the United States, will continue to operate in the case of a possible Department of Homeland Security shutdown, though its activities may be hobbled due to reduced manpower in administrative offices. Read more...

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