02 juin 2013

Women in Higher Education Leadership Summit (WHELS)

http://www.sandiego.edu/soles/images/content/whels_thumbnail.pngThe Women in Higher Education Leadership Summit's purpose is twofold: 1) to provide higher education leaders with the tools and education to meet the challenges that they face in their workplace, 2) to address the issues specific to women and leadership and develop women's individual leadership capacity.
Summer 2013 Women in Higher Education Leadership Summit - July 7-10, 2013

Women in higher education face an array of challenges given the recent economic downturn—including maintaining high-level programs in the wake of continued budget cuts, motivating and connecting with today's generation of students, balancing the demands of work life and home life, finding time for continued personal and professional development. Read more...

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Are public universities too big to fail?

https://admin-newyork1.bloxcms.com/timesdispatch.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/f/65/f6534fd0-2398-11e2-99ec-0019bb30f31a/5091890f8cc27.image.jpgBy Wade Gilley. Dark clouds are forming over America’s public universities as the Wall Street mindset spreads across more of our institutions. A decade of excessive spending based largely on unlimited student loans is looming dangerously over a major national asset. In January 2013, Moody’s, the nation’s premier credit rating organization, issued a report titled “U.S. Higher Education Outlook Negative in 2013.” Moody’s evaluation was based on the hundreds of billions of dollars in institutional debt incurred by America’s public universities, including exotic non-traditional financial schemes. Read more...

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MOOCs Viable for Community Colleges, Officials Say

DiverseBy Ronald Roach. For all the efforts underway to make Massive Open Online Courses a major part of American higher education, only a few initiatives have targeted community colleges as a venue for them to reach and educate students. In a webinar titled “MOOCs and the Completion Agenda: Lessons in Learning, Assessment and Application,” two California-based community college leaders offered unique visions on how MOOCs could help two-year institutions improve student learning experiences. The American Council on Education organized the webinar on Wednesday, which included Dr. Daphne Koller, the co-founder of the MOOC-platform giant Coursera. Read more...

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What my free online education taught me

http://blu.stc.s-msn.com/br/gbl/css/11/decoration/msn/msft.pngBy Jonathan Blum, TheStreet Staff. Expect the $475 billion market for higher ed to be cut in half by the rise of no-cost online college courses. It's almost June. Time for dads and grads, and enumerating the living from the dead in the collapsing U.S. market for higher education. Because if my month of learning collegiate-level data science via Coursera -- a Mountain View Calif., provider no-cost online courses -- is any indication, it's time for parents, educators, employers, students and investors (not to mention college real estate speculators) to learn how ugly it's going to get for institutions charging a lot to learn a lot. Investors are already familiar with the course syllabus: Just like in the music, financial services and corporate IT sectors, it's absolutely, positively possible to get high-quality, first-rate content (in this case, a job-fetching college education) for nothing. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 10:33 - - Permalien [#]

An Irrefutable Data-Based Argument For Going To College

http://static4.businessinsider.com/image/51a60bd0eab8eabd03000002-695-540/screen%20shot%202013-05-29%20at%2010.06.38%20am.pngBy Max Nisen. Many recent studies and reports have lamented the relatively meager job market open to graduates, especially those outside of rapidly growing fields. In an exhaustive research review of the return on investment of a college education, the University of Toronto's Philip Oreopoulos and Uros Petronijevic find that not only college is as good an investment as ever, even as the supply of graduates has exploded. The most convincing argument as to why that's happened? Technology. As computers and information technology get adopted, there are more jobs that require non-routine, abstract thinking — exactly what colleges hope to develop. In about 1980, the demand for college-related skills started to beat supply, and that's never stopped. The following chart highlights that despite a massive increase in the supply of college graduates, the premium in wages for college graduates has continued to rise. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 10:29 - - Permalien [#]

Income-Based Diversity Lags at Some Universities

New York TimesBy . Opponents of race-based affirmative action in college admissions urge that colleges use a different tool to encourage diversity: giving a leg up to poor students. But many educators see real limits to how eager colleges are to enroll more poor students, no matter how qualified — and the reason is money. Read more...

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Foreign Interns Head to China

New York TimesBy Yenni Kwok. Angelika Lisek, a Polish finance student at the University of Glasgow, is no stranger to working during the holidays: waiting tables, selling books door to door or helping her mother at her architecture company. But she knows that her two-month internship in Shanghai last year is what will give her a competitive edge. “We are ambitious — we don’t want to relax,” said Ms. Lisek, describing students like her who seek internships abroad. She was in her second year at the university when she saw a work opportunity in China. Read more...

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Universities Team With Online Course Provider

New York TimesBy . Coursera, the California company that offers free college classes online, is forming partnerships with 10 large public university systems and public flagship universities to create courses that students can take for credit, either fully online or with classroom sessions. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 10:18 - - Permalien [#]

Has an Australian platform cracked the MOOCs code?

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/default/files/UBTech_leadership.jpgAustralia's Open2Study announces completion rates above 25 per cent - almost four times higher than the industry average - despite research suggesting average MOOCs completion rates below seven per cent. The major challenge for MOOCs and free online education is that despite attracting mass volumes of students, most people fail to complete the course and therefore do not achieve the learning objectives. Read more...

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Where Do Enrollment Managers Fit In Campus Organization?

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/default/files/UBTech_leadership.jpgBy James Scannell. Today’s enrollment challenges have impacted all sectors and strata of colleges and universities. Campus leaders are questioning whether their organizational models, as well as the roles and responsibilities of key enrollment players, are aligned for optimal enrollment success. The questions aren’t new. As early as the mid-1970s, the Boston College Alumni Magazine, in an article entitled “To the Organized Go the Students,” noted that “enrollment management is a process that brings together often disparate functions having to do with recruiting, funding, tracking, retaining, and employing students as they move toward, within, and away from the institution.” Read more...

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