13 avril 2014

RIT to get state's first private college tax-free zone

Rochester Democrat and ChronicleBy Joseph Spector. The Rochester Institute of Technology is expected to win approval Thursday from the state to have two areas designated as tax-free zones under New York's new initiative. RIT would be the first private college in the state to have a plan approved to market parts of its campus as tax free as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Start-Up NY program. The college's plan is set for approval by the Start-UP NY Approval Board. More...

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New state higher-education plan addresses changing demographics of students

By . The body overseeing higher education in Maryland unveiled a new four-year plan Wednesday intended to help serve the low-income, first-generation and nontraditional students that make up a growing segment of the academic population.
The Maryland Higher Education Commission's plan is also meant to push the state toward Gov. Martin O'Malley's goal of increasing the proportion of college-educated Marylanders to 55 percent by 2025. Read more...

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Provisions on higher education in state budget review pass Ohio House

cleveland.com logoBy Sam Howard. Members of the Ohio House of Representatives passed provisions Wednesday for the state's budget review that would alter how the state deals with public higher education.
The bill passed overwhelmingly in the House, coming on the heels of contentious floor debate on another state budget review bill that lasted the better part of two-and-a-half hours. More...

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Mass. House unveils $36.2 billion budget

The Boston GlobeBy Michael Levenson and Joshua Miller. Proposal includes money for higher education, drug treatment, rejects governor’s call for new taxes. House leaders released a proposed $36.2 billion budget Wednesday that increases funding for drug treatment, higher education, and local aid, but rejects Governor Deval Patrick’s push for new taxes and trims some of his priorities, including early education programs. The budget represented a cautious and incremental blueprint, with some targeted spending increases but no jarring policy shifts that could anger key constituencies in a year when members of the House are gearing up for reelection this fall. More...

Proposal includes money for higher education, drug treatment, rejects governor’s call for new taxes

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This Is Not a Blog Post

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/CRW.jpgBy Lee Skallerup Bessette. It’s been a while, hasn’t it?
I could tell you I’ve been busy, but I haven’t been any busier than usual. I’m helping to organize another THATCamp Kentucky (y’all should come!). I’m teaching two entirely new classes this semester (but you knew that already). I’ve been applying (and interviewing) for jobs, which took a lot more out of me than I anticipated. Read more...

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IPAT considered harmful (#6 of more)

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/green.jpg?itok=D8D3DXB7By G. Rendell. A common thought pattern in Environmental Studies students is that (un)sustainability is, at its heart, a population problem.  This thinking hangs, in most cases, on the IPAT equation: (environmental) Impact = Population * Affluence * Technology. Part of the mindset that unsustainability is a population problem probably comes from the fact that the P multiplier is listed first. Read more...

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Gently Letting Go of the Fax Machine

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. "What's your fax number?" It's a question that should never be asked. Period. We have to stop faxing. I know, it's not going to be an easy task. For example, certain campus departments are still fax fans. You know who they are...you might even work there. Human resources, contracts and accounts, and anyone who deals with reimbursements. Yes, I'm generalizing. Some of the above listed areas are quite modernized. However, some offices are still holding onto their fax machines with an embrace that is quite affectionate. Read more...

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The Lost Art of Doing One Thing at a Time

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Katie Shives. Today I submitted my very first grant application to the NIH. Funny thing is, until yesterday I thought I had 6 days to submit. However, I did not factor in early submission deadlines, so thanks to a well-timed reminder from our Grants and Contracts office I suddenly realized I had less than 24 hours to finish a grant package with all of the supporting materials or else all of my hard work would be for nothing. How did I get it all finished in time (other than lots and lots of coffee). Read more...

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The Wonderful Thing About Peak Higher Ed

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. First, before we tackle Bryan’s excellent essay Has Higher Ed Peaked?I just want to let loose an an idea into the wild that Bryan Alexander should receive a MacArthur Genius Award.   
Do you know anyone (save perhaps Barbara Fister or Audrey Watters) who would better use this money/platform more to change our ideas about higher education. Read more...

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Charles Barkley Doesn't Tweet

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Charles Barkley is the only professional sports talking head actually worth watching.
And Charles Barkley does not Tweet.
During the halftime shows for this year NCAA men’s tournament Sir Charles made a point of saying that he is not on Twitter. Read more...

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