16 novembre 2013

College enrollment caps a threat in many states

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/default/files/UB-logo_4.pngBy Kylie Lacey. Leaders at public flagship universities, regional institutions, and community colleges are reporting more capped enrollments than in past years, according to “2013 National Survey of Access and Funding and Issues in Public Higher Education” released last month by the Education Policy Center at The University of Alabama. Read more...

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Looking a gift horse in the mouth

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/default/files/UB-logo_4.pngBy Tim Gilmour. From the perspective of a retired university president, the expressions of concern from most of America’s higher education leaders about President Obama’s proposed “Plan to Make College More Affordable” are a lot like looking a gift horse in the mouth. My former colleagues are portraying the plan as another potential serious intrusion on the historic autonomy of America’s colleges and universities. Read more...

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Colleges face new rules on automated calls and texts

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/default/files/UB-logo_4.pngBy Kristen Domonell. Recruitment practices at private colleges and universities just got a little more complicated under the 2013 updates to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The updates, which went into effect Oct. 16, require schools to receive written consent for all autodialed and prerecorded calls and texts sent or made to cell phones, as well as for prerecorded calls made to residential landlines for marketing purposes. Read more...

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The African Quest for Nurturing Doctoral Education

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/the_world_view_blog_header.jpgBy Damtew Teferra. Now that African higher education is undergoing “massification,” the quest for PhDs for the proliferating new institutions has become paramount. The tension inherent between expansion and consolidation has been further exacerbated by the state of higher education, national development agendas and global competitiveness of the region. Read more...

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AMA Conference: Keeping things Simple

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/StratEDgy%20Graphic%20Resized.jpg?itok=kIrUoz70By Dayna Catropa. The American Marketing Association’s Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education is in Boston this week and the event is off to a great start. After the first day of presentations, one idea seems consistent -- the importance of simplifying when it comes to marketing messaging and design. This idea surfaced in discussions about website design, communicating with internal audiences, reaching prospective students and measuring results. Read more...

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Can We Make School Less Boring?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. So I’ve been reading about the “Mountaintop Project” at Lehigh University and thinking about how maybe we should turn the college curriculum upside down. The Mountaintop Project is the brainchild of Lehigh alum Scott Belair, who has amassed enough wealth through the founding of Urban Outfitters to give $20 million to his alma mater to create a dedicated place of learning inside of two abandoned steel mills near the Lehigh campus. Belair sees it as a “24 hour campus with hundreds of students” where the goal is to spend an entire semester, “solving the world’s problems.” Read more...

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Documenting Absences

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/CRW.jpgBy Lee Skallerup Bessette. I’ve recently started writing an “Ask a Professor” column for the Metro news publications. My first piece was giving advice to undergraduate students on what to do (and, perhaps more importantly, what not to do) when they miss class.  While it seemed to strike a cord with most of the professors and instructors in my social media circles when I shared it, one piece of advice rankled some. Read more...

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Why Now?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/CRW.jpgBy Lee Skallerup Bessette. In my last post where I announced the new direction for this space (and my career), Adam asks
Lee, I'm interested in a post about how your earlier attempts may have foundered (i.e. writing consulting), and how you are making this foray different. 
I addressed some of these issues here and here, but I think it’s worth diving in a little deeper: what makes this time different? Read more...

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Blackboard Labs - Mobile-Friendly, Real-Time Polls

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. When I visited the offices of Blackboard Mobile this summer, the topic was mostly about their new mobile platform. However, one of the demos that they showed me was for a new mobile-friendly polls solution. The first project from Blackboard Labs, Polls is a free polling solution that is exceptionally easy to use. Responses can be submitted via an iPhone app, a web browser (mobile or desktop), or via text message. Read more...

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Teaching Sustainability in 21st Century America - #8a

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/green.jpg?itok=D8D3DXB7By G. Rendell. My position at Greenback University is in the Sustainability Office, which is located on the operations side of the house.  Our primary responsibility is to get the campus operating less unsustainably although, to that end, we actively participate in curricular and co-curricular efforts to get students to understand and expect some level of sustainability. Read more...

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