15 avril 2017

Higher ed faculty need help with investing

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Both faculty and non-faculty members say they feel confident they will have enough money to pay for basic expenses in retirement—87 percent for professors and 80 percent for non-faculty members, according to Fidelity Investments’ 2017 Higher Education Faculty Study. More...

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Trump wants $3B cut to education this year

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. TRUMP WANTS A $3 BILLION CUT TO EDUCATION THIS YEAR: After proposing a $9.2 billion cut to the Education Department’s budget for next year, the President Donald Trump is now calling on Congress to slash nearly $3 billion in education funding for the remaining five months of this fiscal year, according to a document obtained by POLITICO. More...

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Will Texas universities face perfect storm of cuts?

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Higher education leaders entered the 2017 session of the Texas Legislature expecting some dark days. Two-and-a-half months in, they're now focused on warding off a perfect storm. More...

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GI Bill helping to boost veterans' college ranks

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Seton Hill University, with an enrollment of 2,500 students, typically saw no more than 10 veterans a year at its Greensburg campus. Then, Congress enacted the Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2008. More...

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Justice calls proposed cuts to W. Va. higher ed ‘destructive’

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A day after switching on the State of Emergency lantern to highlight proposed reductions under legislative leadership’s budget framework, Gov. Jim Justice said proposed cuts to higher education could be “destructive.” More...

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U.S. job creation puts the squeeze on learning departments

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The U.S. business community faces a difficult road ahead: Companies face monumental pressure to retain and create more American jobs under a new White House while at the same time combating huge skill shortages across virtually every industry. More...

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College-prep programs for the poor slashed in Trump’s budget

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Enter Student Support Services (SSS), one of eight initiatives for students from low-income families and veterans in a federal program known as TRIO. The initiative offered Williams tutoring and counseling that he said helped him graduate. More...

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Community colleges deserve high priority

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. As the 2016-2017 fiscal year winds down, the college administration is heavily involved in many budget decisions that test our ability to effectively manage institutional resources to last till the end of the year and maintain a balanced budget. More...

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Help wanted, credentials required

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. Too often, the conversation about education in Michigan ends before talking about the future of higher education. To assure that the state prospers economically and Michiganders have secure futures over the next several decades, it is imperative that we embrace the tenet that all children can and will learn, achieve and be capable of pursuing postsecondary educational opportunities. More...

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Untangling Title IX in higher ed

University Business LogoBy Jennifer Fink. No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal assistance. —20 U.S.C. § 1681(a), better known as Title IX. More...

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