09 février 2014

Harvard’s IRS Mistake Costs 11,000 Employees Extra Taxes

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/the-ticker-nameplate.gifBy Nick DeSantis. An tax-accounting mistake by Harvard University has cost some employees as much as $3,000 to $4,000 in taxes they didn’t owe, The Boston Globe reported on Friday. The institution’s mistake led as many as 11,000 workers to pay taxes on money they didn’t earn from 2009 to 2013. Read more...

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Temple U. Program Will Help Students Work Fewer Hours, Graduate on Time

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/headcount-newnameplate.gifBy Beckie Supiano. Graduating on time can save students a lot of money. But for cost-conscious students working their way through college, on-time graduation presents a particular challenge. The amount students can earn in a minimum-wage job covers less of tuition than it used to, and many students work long hours. With that in mind, Temple University announced on Monday a new program that will encourage students to graduate in four years and will reduce the amount of time needy students spend on the job. Read more...

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College IT Employees Face Shifts in Responsibilities

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/wiredcampus-45.pngBy Lawrence Biemiller. As email and other information services migrate to the cloud, colleges’ information-technology employees are spending less of their time running complex in-house systems and more helping faculty members and administrative colleagues—as well as students—make the most of services provided by companies like Google. That shift puts a premium on the employees’ “soft skills” in communication, relationship building, and project management rather than on technical expertise. More...

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Texas Rolls Out an ‘Affordable Baccalaureate’ Degree

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/wiredcampus-45.pngBy Lawrence Biemiller. Two years after Gov. Rick Perry of Texas called on the state’s colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees that would cost students no more than $10,000 each, two institutions rolled out a joint bachelor-of-applied-science program last month that they say can be completed in three years for not much more than the governor’s target amount. More...

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Futurist Attends Educause Conference via ‘Doppelbot’

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/wiredcampus-45.pngBy Lawrence Biemiller. Has your budget for attending conferences been slashed again? Here’s an idea: Send a remote-controlled robot instead. That’s how Bryan Alexander, a futurist and education-technology consultant, attended the Educause Learning Initiative conference, in New Orleans this week. Without leaving his home, in Vermont, he maneuvered a slightly-gawky, two-wheel “telepresence robot”—essentially, an iPad mounted on a sort of miniature Segway—around the Riverside Hilton’s meeting rooms. More...

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Almost One-Third of All Foreign Students in U.S. Are From China

By Jonah Newman. More than a quarter of a million Chinese students (287,260, to be exact) hold active U.S. student visas, which is more than the number of students from Europe, South America, Africa, Australia, and elsewhere in North America combined. In fact, Chinese students account for 29 percent of all foreign students studying in the United States. More...

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Report Notes Sharp Rise in Giving to Education in 2013

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/bottomline-45.pngBy Don Troop. Charitable gifts to colleges and other educational institutions rebounded in 2013 thanks to a recovering economy, a booming stock market, and the cultivation of major donors, says a new report by Blackbaud, a company that makes fund-raising technology. Overall gifts to education rose 6.5 percent in 2013, and online giving to education was up 14.4 percent, says the “Charitable Giving Report.” Giving to charities of all kinds grew an average of 4.9 percent, while online giving grew 13.5 percent, the report says. More...

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Fund Raisers Predict 5.2% Growth in Gifts to Education This Year

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/bottomline-45.pngBy Don Troop. Donations to colleges, universities, and private elementary and secondary schools rose an estimated 5.1 percent in the 2013 fiscal year, and fund-raising professionals expect to see that rate increase to 5.2 percent in 2014, according to a new survey by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. The CASE Fundraising Index, which is compiled twice a year, is based on a survey of 1,800 CASE-member institutions in the United States. The January survey had a response rate of 10.1 percent. More...

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As Data Proliferate, So Do Data-Related Graduate Programs

subscribe todayBy Megan O'Neil. Blackboard Inc., whose learning-management system is used by more than two-fifths of nonprofit colleges in the United States, said on Wednesday that it would acquire the student-centric web platform MyEdu.
Jay Bhatt, Blackboard’s chief executive, declined to disclose the purchase price. He described the acquisition as “small” compared with others that Blackboard has made in the past several years, but “extremely strategic.” Read more...

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Fixing the higher-education adjunct crisis lies in truth-telling: Slate opinion

OregonLive.comBy Rebecca Schuman. Changes are afoot among us part-time adjuncts who shoulder a hefty majority of college instruction in the United States. We have, for now, the attention of Congress. We've got our own snappy hashtags! And we're methodically organizing ourselves into unions, in my town and yours. Administrations are noticing, and are none too pleased. Sometimes, they go to impressive lengths to prevent a vote. Other times, they just issue veiled threats, saying they're "concerned" about faculty "ceding their individual right[s]" to the Service Employees International Union, an "outside organization" unfamiliar, "in all frankness," with "the enterprise of higher education." More...

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