06 juillet 2016

Zehntausende Studenten in Kalifornien sind obdachlos

SPIEGEL ONLINENach der Vorlesung Sonne tanken und am Strand surfen - so sorgenfrei und entspannt stellen sich viele ein Studium im "Golden State", im US-Bundesstaat Kalifornien, vor. Aber die Wirklichkeit sieht für zehntausende Studenten ganz anders aus, hat eine Untersuchung der California State University (CSU) ergeben. Mehr...

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A Canadian Accomplishment

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Often, I think, I am seen as a bit of a downer on Canada.  It goes with the territory: my role in Canadian higher education is i) “the guy who knows what’s going on in other countries and ii) “the guy who pokes the bear”.  So frequently I ending up writing blogs saying why isn’t Canada doing X or wouldn’t it be great if we were more like Y, and people get the impression I’m down on the North. More...

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Affordability of Higher Education in Canada and the United States

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. About a decade ago, my colleague Kim Steele and I did a comparison of the affordability of public higher education in all ten Canadian provinces and fifty US states. In general, Canadian provinces did not do well; yes, Canada has lower costs for students, but its student aid system is less generous and – this is worth remembering – Americans are wealthier than we are. More...

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A National Day of Action

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Earlier this week  Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) decided to hold a “National Day of Action”, its first since 2012.  Many may find this a bit puzzling: after all, this is a year in which the federal government increased student grants and doubled the number of summer student jobs. More...

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Are NSERC decisions “skewed” to bigger institutions?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. That’s the conclusion reached by a group of professors from – wait for it – smaller Canadian universities, as published recently in PLOS One. I urge you to read the article, if only to understand how technically rigorous research without an ounce of common sense can make it through the peer-review process. More...

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02 juillet 2016

The 5 un-sexy higher-ed issues candidates should discuss

eCampus NewsBy . Many say the presidential candidates’ debates and discussions lack a focus on higher education—here are the issues the candidates should research and discuss. More...

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5 ways to un-suck higher ed standardized assessments

eCampus NewsBy Meris Stansbury. As colleges and universities are increasingly required to “prove” efficacy of teaching and learning, many conversations—especially at the federal level—are circling around developing standardized assessments for higher education. More...

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15 higher education revelations from NCES

eCampus NewsBy Meris Stansbury. It’s nice when trending assumptions get fact-checked. Using a more formal description, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released its “Condition of Education” report for 2016, required by Congress to measure key indicators on important topics and trends in U.S. education. More...

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New fight for community colleges and 4-year degrees

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A decade-long fight between Michigan's community colleges and Michigan's four-year colleges found a unlikely battlefield recently — the state House's tax reform committee. More...

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Obama administration turns up the heat on for-profit college chain ITT

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The Education Department on Monday sent ITT Educational Services a letter requesting the for-profit chain to set aside more money to cover losses in the event of its collapse, citing an increased risk to the millions of dollars in federal loans and grants funneled to students attending the schools. More...

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