27 septembre 2014

Higher Ed Inflation Doubles

HomeThe inflation rate calculated specifically for higher education institutions was 3 percent for the fiscal year that ended for most colleges this summer. That's nearly double inflation rate of the previous year, according to a new report by the Commonfund Institute. The Higher Education Price Index includes salaries, fringe benefits, "miscellaneous services," utilities, supplies and materials. Read more...

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Higher Ed Needs TEACH Act

HomeBy Bea Awoniyi and Stephan J. Smith. Recently there has been much debate about the proposed TEACH Act.  As the landscape in higher education has evolved, and most educational opportunities now require use of  electronic and information technology, institutions have been left without an effective structure for taking access for all into account. Currently, institutions have only lawsuits and enforcement actions to guide them; the point of the TEACH Act is to pave the way for consistent national guidance. The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) supports the proposed legislation and seeks to clarify a few pointsRead more...

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Too Much Demonstrated Interest

HomeBy Ry Rivard. During the annual meeting of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, admissions officials from several colleges laid out how they used students’ “demonstrated interest” to make admissions decisions. The concept of demonstrated interest isn't new — and colleges have long been wary of applicants who might not be serious — but its role has grown in a significant way. Read more...

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Reprieve on Default Rates

HomeBy Michael Stratford. Colleges with large populations of low-income students have for months worried that their former students' high rates of default on student loans would eliminate their access to student aid under stricter federal standards that fully take effect this year. Read more...

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Default Rates Dip (Slightly)

HomeBy Michael Stratford and Paul Fain. After increasing for years, the rate at which students default on their loans several years after leaving college has ticked down slightly across all sectors of higher education, the U.S. Department of Education announced WednesdayRead more...

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'Going' (But Not Going) to College

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. How do you tell high school students they’re going to attend -- but not actually go to -- college?
It’s a conversation the University of Florida is having with potential students, parents and school counselors about UF Online, the institution’s degree-granting online armRead more...

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An Insufficient Census

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. The federal government’s long-awaited data on the students enrolled in distance education courses nationwide provide a dubious baseline, a new study suggests, as confusing instructions, inflexible design and a lack of coordination have led colleges and universities to under- or overreport thousands of students. The study, conducted by the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies and the higher education consultant Phil Hill, raises serious questions about the integrity of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, or IPEDS, the higher education data collection program operated by the Education Department’s National Center for Education StatisticsRead more...

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Court Agrees to Expedite NCAA’s Appeal in O’Bannon Antitrust Case

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A federal appeals court has agreed to expedite the NCAA’s appeal in the case O’Bannon v. NCAA, reports USA Today. The NCAA and the plaintiffs in the landmark case filed a joint motion last Friday asking that the appeal be put on a fast track so an appellate ruling can precede the permanent injunction that was ordered to take effect in 2015 by Judge Claudia Wilken of the U.S. District Court in Oakland. More...

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Low-Income Students Often Miss Out on Federal Work-Study Funds

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “A Federal Work Study Reform Agenda to Better Serve Low-Income Students”
Authors: Rory O’Sullivan and Reid Setzer
Organization: Young Invincibles
Summary: The formula for determining how federal work-study funds are allocated to colleges and universities is outdated, the report says, often favoring larger, private colleges instead of community colleges and other institutions that serve many low-income students. More...

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‘Excellent Sheep’ Author Returns to Yale to Tend His Flock

http://chronicle.com/img/subscribe-footer.pngBy Dan Berrett. William Deresiewicz expected a spirited homecoming when he came back to Yale University on Wednesday.
The former English professor at the university has made a lot of enemies on the country’s most prestigious campuses—and it was unclear what reaction he would get during his first visit here since the publication in August of his new book, Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life. Read more...

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