28 septembre 2016

Tougher Scrutiny for Colleges With Low Graduation Rates

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Responding to sharp criticism, regional accrediting agencies will focus extra attention on institutions with below-average performance. Read more...

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Small Agency, Big Impact

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. As second longtime target collapses and enforcement actions pile up, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau becomes key regulator of student loan industry and for-profit higher ed. Read more...

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Are Public Master’s Degrees Cost Efficient?

Best Masters Degrees & Masters Programs 2016By Joanna Hughes. Many people assume that public higher education institutions are weighed down by bureaucracy to the point of extreme inefficiency. However, evidence recently published in the journal, Research in Higher Education, reveals that this is largely a misconception. The reality? The vast majority of master’s degree programs at state colleges and universities in the United States are actually efficient in their spendingMore...

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'Black Lives Matter' at Admissions Meeting

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Fallout from a controversial statement was on full display Saturday at the annual membership meeting closing the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s 2016 national conference. Read more...

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27 septembre 2016

Startup Receives Federal Grant to Expand Minecraft Student Reach

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Minecraft just received another education boost. An ed tech startup that encourages students to build their own mods for the popular online virtual world game has received a second grant from the National Science Foundation that will enable it to continue development of its coding environment for novice programmers. More...

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Getting Real About Today’s College Students

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. What are some of the most common misconceptions about today’s college students? Here are just a few: The typical college student is 18-24 years old and enrolls right out of high school. In fact, 40 percent of today’s college students are 25 or older. More...

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12 septembre 2016

Cornell University welcomes 12-year-old college freshman

When he was two, Jeremy Shuler was reading books in English and Korean. At six, he was studying calculus. Now, at an age when most kids are attending middle school, the exuberant 12-year-old is a freshman at Cornell University, the youngest the Ivy League university has on record, writes Mary Esch for Associated Press. Read more...

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New film examines the push to commodify higher education

Should higher education be a profitable commodity or a public good? That’s the central question in the documentary “Starving the Beast”. Filmmaker Steve Mims turns his camera on the complicated battle over public universities and comes up with a movie that might be dry, but also feels necessary, writes Stephanie Merry for The Washington Post. Read more...

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Focus Pays Amérique Centrale - Bélize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Salvador

Campus FranceDans le cadre de la tenue prochaine du salon « Feria de Posgrados en Europa » au Costa Rica les 29 et 30 septembre (voir événement ici) et au Guatemala les 3 et 4 octobre 2016, un focus consacré à l’Amérique centrale a été publié. Voir l'article...

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10 septembre 2016

Aligning Investment with Development Goals in Central America

Central America has an important opportunity over the next few years to build inclusive and sustainable development through deepening regional economic integration, both to further the development of its internal market at sufficient scale, and to present the region as more attractive for investment. More...

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