09 février 2014

Comments on College Ratings Plan

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National Associations

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

American Association of University Professors

American Council on Education

American Psychological Association

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Association of American Universities

Association of Community College Trustees

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

National Association for College Admission Counseling

National Association of Financial Aid Administrators

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

State Higher Education Executive Officers Association

Veterans groups

Regional Associations

Association of Independent Colleges & Universities in Massachusetts

Association of Vermont Independent Colleges

Kansas Independent College Association

Minnesota Private College Council

Public and private, nonprofit colleges & universities in Wisconsin

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Advocacy Groups/Think Tanks

American Institutes for Research

Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success

College Educational Quality

Institute for Higher Education Policy

National Center for Learning Disabilities

New America Foundation

OneGoal

Postsecondary Analytics

Student Press Law Center

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program

The Institute for College Access & Success

Young Invincibles

Businesses

ACT, Inc.

Equifax Workforce Solutions

Higher One, Inc.

The College Board

University Systems

California Community College system

California State University System

State University of New York

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

University of California system

University of North Carolina system

Individual Institutions

Adrian College

Arkansas State University-Beebe

Athens State University

Athens State University

Brown University

Chesnut Hill College

Clemson University

Columbia College of Missouri

Cornell University

DeVry Education Group

Duke University

East Arkansas Community College

Empire State College

Fisher College

Forsyth Technical Community College

Furman University

Gordon College

Higher Education Consortia at the University of Delaware

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation

Kaplan Inc.

Lasell College

Le Moyne College

Lebanon Valley College

LeTourneau University

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Mount Aloysius College

Newman University

Northeastern University

Ohio Wesleyan University

Pace University

Roosevelt University

Saint Leo University

Saint Louis University

Santa Clara University

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Shaw University

Southern Adventist University

Southern Methodist University

Stanford University

The Cleveland Institute of Art

The Ohio State University

Tri-County Technical College

University of Alaska

University of California, Berkeley

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Pennsylvania

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Washington State University

Webster University

Wheelock College

Widener University

Williams College. Read more...

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Tackle the Real Problem

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Thomas Bailey. Last month the White House hosted a higher education summit to draw attention to the problem of college attainment among low-income students. The summit focused in particular on “undermatching,” in which high-achieving, low-income students fail to apply to highly selective colleges, and instead attend less competitive institutions. Read more...

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Going Local

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Charles C. Reith. A consortium of small colleges and universities in developing nations around the world is collaborating on a multidisciplinary course that delivers many of the merits of MOOCs but also provides experiential education directed at pressing local needs.  The desired result of this pilot is a powerful blend of multidisciplinary scholarly perspectives, global insights from direct interactions with academics around the world, and applied experience such as comes from helping host communities confront barriers to their sustainable development. Read more...

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Forgive Us Our Debts

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Scott McLemee. The text in question appears a couple of times in the New Testament as part of what's usually called "the Lord's Prayer." The Book of Common Prayer, the older of the two volumes, renders one line of the prayer as "Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us." The KJV rendering says, "Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors."
To my ear, "trespasses" works better rhythmically, and it expresses the notion of "sin" or "offense" in a slightly more elegant manner. By contrast, "debt" or "debtor" expresses the same thought in a blunt and harsh way, and even conjures the old cartoon image of St. Peter recording good and evil deeds in a big ledger at the gates of heaven. Read more...

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Reform Starts With Good Data

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Ron Wyden and Marco Rubio. While there is heated debate over how best to fix America’s higher education system, everyone agrees on the need for meaningful reform. It’s difficult to argue against reform in the face of college attainment rates that are stalled at just under 40 percent and the growing number of graduates left wondering whether they will ever find careers that allow them to pay off their mounting debts. Read more...

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'Competency' and Residential Colleges

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy W. Kent Barnds. Recently The Atlantic predicted that one of the top five trends impacting higher education will be a push toward credit given for experience, proficiency and documented  “competency.” The recent results of Inside Higher Ed’s survey of chief academic officers also show openness to competency-based outcomes. Read more...

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Swan Song

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Colleen Flaherty. If you could teach one course -- any course -- before the end of your career, what would it be? Many professors might muse on that question in quiet moments, but for those approaching retirement at Carleton College, it's not just hypothetical. For some time, the college has been offering late-career faculty members the opportunity to teach a "dream course" before they leave the lectern behind. Read more...

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Financial Aid Fee Flap

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Michael Stratford. The top Democrat on the House of Representatives Oversight Committee on Monday asserted that more than 100 colleges may be violating federal law by either requiring students to submit fee-based forms for federal student aid or insinuating that such forms are needed to access that aid. Read more...

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Short Film Prompts for Discussing Digital Literacies

Steven L. Berg's pictureIn a lecture she gave as part of the "History and Future of (Mostly) Higher Education MOOC," Dr. Cathy N. Davidson identified the following digital literacies: privacy, security, intellectual property, safety, crap detection, collaboration, and global consciousness. Ocelot Scholars have located and analyzed films they recommend as prompts to discuss these and other literacies.
Find links to their recommendations at the Ocelot Scholars Film Analysis Index. More...

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MOOCs, Trust, and the Signature Track

On Sunday I received an email from Coursera letting me know that the Signature Track was now available for Cathy Davidson’s MOOC, “History and Future of (Mostly) Higher Education.” I felt myself tense up a little.
The Signature Track, for those who aren’t familiar with it, uses multiple forms of authentication (government-issued photo ID, webcam, credit card) to verify that people taking a course are who they say they are. The signature component of the verification is a biometric technique. Your unique typing pattern, like how many milliseconds you push down on the “e” key, is recorded, and you type in a signature phrase to verify your identity. The service was announced in January 2013 in a blog post, but unlike much of the other stuff happening around MOOCs at the time, it didn’t get that much press. More...

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