25 novembre 2017

Early Friday Fragments

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. As one awful story of sexual harassment or assault after another goes public, I’m just gonna return to this post from 2011. The Boy was unimaginably younger then, but the piece has aged fairly well. More...

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The View from the Back Row

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. This weekend Brookdale had its Fall Open House. Last year we changed the format from a trade-show setting in the arena to a full-campus spread, with faculty in their natural habitats, holding information sessions on their majors. As with last year, I attended but didn’t speak; instead, I moved with the crowd, observing presentations from the back row. More...

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Telling Adjuncts to Quit Is Giving Up on Education

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Someday, the bell will toll for all faculty. There's only one way to prevent it and it doesn't involve adjuncts quitting en masse. More...

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Corinthian’s Long Wind-Down

HomeBy Paul Fain. After spending half a billion dollars to keep former Corinthian Colleges campuses afloat, the nonprofit ECMC Group’s Zenith Education will close all but three. More...

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Policy Agenda From New Advocacy Group

HomeBy Paul Fain. Higher Learning Advocates, a new bipartisan group, this week released its policy agenda. The nonprofit organization is focused on "today's students," including those who attend college part-time and/or are working adults, veterans of the U.S. military or members of minority groups. More...

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A Kayak for Credentials

HomeBy Paul Fain. Ambitious project to create public database of wage data and other information about all postsecondary credentials seeks to help students and employers know more about what's expected in academic and job-training programs. More...

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AGs Sue DeVos Over Gainful-Employment Rule

HomeBy Paul Fain. Attorneys general in 18 states have sued the U.S. Department of Education over the Trump administration's move to pause enforcement of the so-called gainful-employment rule, which applies to vocational programs at nonprofit colleges and to all programs at for-profit institutions. More...

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Half of black student loan borrowers default, new federal data show

HomeBy Paul Fain. Half of all black students who took out federal student loans defaulted in 12 years, according to two analyses of new federal data on student borrowers. More...

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New Data on Course Loads and Persistence

HomeBy Paul Fain. Small increases in course loads can increase the odds that students will stick with college and eventually graduate, particularly part-time students. That's the central finding of a new report from Civitas Learning, a student success company with a focus on predictive analytics. More...

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Wealth Gains for Americans Who Lack College Degrees

HomeBy Paul Fain. New data from the U.S. Federal Reserve on changes in family income show that Americans without a college degree, and African-Americans and Hispanic families, had the most rapid increase in wealth from 2013-2016. However, college degree holders are still far more wealthy, as are white families. More...

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