21 septembre 2014

Predicting Where Students Go

HomeBy Ry Rivard. A trio of senior college enrollment officials gave a peek into how they decide which students to recruit. The process now involves number-crunching students’ demographic and economic information — not just sending chipper ambassadors to every nearby high school, mailing glossy books to students’ homes and relying on gut instincts. Read more...

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Common App No Longer Requires Members to Conduct ‘Holistic’ Reviews

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/headcount-45.pngBy Eric Hoover. The Common Application will no longer require member colleges to conduct “holistic” reviews of applicants, the organization announced on Friday. The change in policy will allow institutions that do not require admission essays or recommendations to join the 549 colleges worldwide that use the standardized online admission form. More...

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14 septembre 2014

How to recruit and retain faculty for online and blended learning

eCampus NewsBy Meris Stansbury - . With only 14 percent of undergraduates attending universities full-time and on campus, and 90 percent of academic leaders agreeing that it is likely that a majority of all higher-ed students will be taking at least one online course in five years’ time, it’s no surprise that many universities are considering offering online and blended learning courses. More...

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12 septembre 2014

Foreign-based recruiters used widely by Canadian schools and universities

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWMTBx0CPzMFK637Zb6AgNbjhxfVRtTVkrwKoq4ZPL2p18KKWOEwB3AWIBy Rosanna Tamburri. But universities in Quebec and U15 group of research-intensive universities are exceptions to this trend, say two new reports.
The use of education agents, or recruiters, is widespread and growing in Canada, where they are used by public school boards, language schools, colleges and universities, according to a report prepared for the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada. More...

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Agent usage in HE 'logical' and 'growing'

The usage of agents for international student recruitment is a “logical response” to the rising global demand for higher education, and both institutions and students are largely satisfied with the service they receive, according to a new report.
Released by the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE), The Agent Question examines insights from students, universities and agents within higher education recruitment, finding that agent usage is widespread in most key destinations and recruitment markets. More...

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07 septembre 2014

Agents under the microscope – Essential tool or necessary evil?

By David Jobbins. Recruitment agents are a logical response to the dramatic rise in demand for higher education around the world – and for cross-border higher education in particular – a comprehensive review of the industry has found. Read more...

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06 septembre 2014

Data for the Agent Debate

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The debate over the use of commissioned agents in international student recruitment often relies on anecdote: say, the story of the student who positively thrived at a smaller, non-brand-name college that he or she would never have otherwise known about, or, on the other hand, of the student who submitted a stellar admissions essay but in the classroom struggled to write a coherent sentence. Read more...

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Student recruitment agents sometimes engage in ‘outright fraud’

By . Report from OBHE says ‘no question’ some are involved in suspect practices. There is “no question” that suspect and outright fraudulent practice exists among the international agents that work to recruit students on behalf of universities, a report out today claims. Read more...

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04 septembre 2014

‘Fraudulent practice exists’ but need for agents is real: OBHE

By  Beckie Smith. A record 268,143 students received grants to study or train abroad in 2012-13 under the EU student mobility programme Erasmus – more than twice the number of beneficiaries a decade ago, the latest statistics have shown. More...

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The agent question: New data has the answer

http://monitor.icef.com/wp-content/themes/mon_v2/images/logo.pngIn international education circles, the use of education agents is simultaneously controversial, and widespread. But, as a new report published today by The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE), The agent question: insights from students, universities and agents, notes, the debate has been flawed so far by “dependence on anecdote over data.” Everyone has an opinion, but based on what? Personal experience and/or preconceived notions do not, on their own, speak of overall trends or practices in a global marketplace. More...

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