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25 janvier 2015

'Finding Common Cause'

HomeBy Kaitlin Mulhere. Despite a shared interest in foreign relations, international affairs scholars and policy makers operate in different spheres, separated by distinct goals and measures of success. Better connections between these worlds of thought and action can lead to better public policy, according to a new book. Read more...

25 janvier 2015

Crowded Houses in Europe

HomeBy Jack Grove for Times Higher Education. The following table explores student-instructor ratios in various European nations, as well as spending per student. One euro is worth about $1.16. Read more...

25 janvier 2015

Middle-Class Economics for Tuition

HomeBy Michael Stratford. Addressing the nation on Tuesday evening, President Obama highlighted what he called his “bold” plan to make community college free for some students. He also called for an overhaul of the tax code that redirects benefits away from wealthy Americans in order to extend tax credits for college. Read more...

25 janvier 2015

Obama's Final Two Years

HomeBy Michael Stratford. The White House has highlighted a range of higher education policy ideas in the days and weeks leading up to President Obama’s penultimate State of the Union address on Tuesday evening. Read more...

25 janvier 2015

Flexibility and Graduation

HomeBy Paul Fain. Attending college full time isn’t always the best way to get to graduation, at least for adult community college students who have previously pursued a degree and dropped out.
That’s the central finding of a new study from a coalition of five higher education groups. Read more...

25 janvier 2015

Inclusive Dialogues

HomeBy Kaitlin Mulhere. A student group at Mount Holyoke College has decided to cancel its annual performance of The Vagina Monologues, saying the play excludes the experiences of transgender women who don’t have a vagina. Read more...

25 janvier 2015

'Patriotism Abroad'

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A core assumption of international education is that more conversations between domestic and foreign students will result in mutual understanding and more positive, friendly feelings. But what if those conversations, when they happen, result instead in retrenchment? What if they leave a bitter taste behind. Read more...

25 janvier 2015

Well-Prepared in Their Own Eyes

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) asked groups of employers and college students a series of similar questions about career preparation. They could be scary reading for many students and the college educators who are trying to prepare them for careers. AACU is releasing the survey results today, in advance of the annual meeting at which the group will mark its centennial. Read more...

25 janvier 2015

Community College Liberal Arts

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Many liberal arts faculty members these days worry about struggling enrollments for their disciplines. But data being released today suggest that they might be encouraged by the trends at community colleges. Read more...

25 janvier 2015

Checkered Recovery Continues

HomeBy Ry Rivard. Most states increased higher education spending last year but half still spend less on college-related programs than they did five years ago, according to a report released today. Over all, state higher ed spending this year is up 5.2 percent nationwide, according to an annual report by the enter for the Study of Education Policy at Illinois State University and the State Higher Education Executive Officers. Read more...

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