23 mars 2014

Weekend reading (March 21)

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/castingoutnines-45.pngBy Robert Talbert. Welcome to your weekly small-shiny-objects-from-the-web post:
Is banning PowerPoint slides the key to having meetings that are more informative, interactive, and community-driven? Well, it couldn’t hurt. I’d heard about US military command groups banning PowerPoint in meetings but the similar ban from physicists is new to me. More...

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Dealing With Student Loans One Mess at a Time Hasn’t Worked

By . Americans are beginning to realize that student loans pose a big problem. Total student-loan debt is now well over a trillion dollars (and is predicted to hit two trillion around 2020). About a third of young people who are supposed to be making payments on their loans are delinquent, and there is every reason to suspect that a large chunk of what is owed will not be repaid, with taxpayers picking up the tab. How did we get in this mess? More...

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Getting Creative About Creativity Studies

By . The latest fad in American higher education is the teaching of creativity. Recent articles applauding the study of creativity have appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, and many other news sources. Buffalo State College and Eastern Kentucky University have made names for themselves with courses like “Introduction to Creative Studies” and “Creativity, Innovation, and Change.”
The popularity of creativity studies stems in large part from anxieties about the long-term health of America’s economy. More...

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Private Colleges Are Applauded for Readying Students for STEM Careers

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Small and midsize private colleges outpace many of their larger, public peers in preparing students for graduate study and careers in science, technology, mathematics, or engineering, concludes a report released on Monday by the Council of Independent Colleges. More...

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Butte College Investigates Instructor’s Facebook Posts About U.S. Military

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Butte College, a two-year institution in Oroville, Calif., is investigating a part-time instructor’s Facebook posts about the U.S. military and the academic preparedness of returning student veterans. More...

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NCAA and Major Conferences Face New Antitrust Lawsuit

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A lawyer representing four college athletes on Monday filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA and its five largest conferences, asserting that players’ compensation had been illegally capped at the value of an athletic scholarship, ESPN reported. More...

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Small Changes in Homework Practices Improved Learning, Study Finds

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Small changes in homework practices that incorporate three principles from cognitive science can improve student learning and performance on examinations, says a study released on Tuesday by the journal Educational Psychology Review. More...

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Audit Criticizes California Regulator of For-Profit and Career Colleges

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The California state agency charged with regulating more than 1,000 private postsecondary institutions, such as for-profit colleges and vocational schools, has “consistently failed to meet its responsibility to protect the public’s interests,” says a new report from California’s state auditor, the Los Angeles Times reported. More...

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National Hispanic U. Reportedly Will Close by Summer of 2015

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . National Hispanic University, which stopped enrolling new students in January, expects to close as a four-year college by the summer of 2015, the San Jose Mercury News reported, citing a statement by the institution’s corporate owner, Laureate Education Inc. The company bought National Hispanic in 2010 and planned to significantly increase its enrollment by adding 8,000 students online and starting new degree programs. More...

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Obama to Speak at UC-Irvine Commencement

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . President Obama will speak at the University of California at Irvine’s commencement ceremony, in Anaheim, Calif., in June. The president typically speaks at three or four commencement ceremonies each spring, including one at a service academy. Irvine’s campus community invited Mr. Obama to speak last April, and earlier this year sent some 10,000 postcards and a student-produced video to the White House. More...

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