04 mai 2014

Creative Solutions to Higher Education Finance, Part 2: Using Private Money to Promote the Public Good

By Andrew Kelly. Yesterday’s column looked at how we might shift from a “pay as you go” model of student aid to a Human Capital Savings Account. Today’s ideas look at how we can better leverage private capital and investors to promote the public good. If you’re wondering why we need to reform our approach to higher education finance, you can either go back to part one or wait until tomorrow, when my colleague Awilda Rodriguez will release a new study of Parent PLUS loans. If you need proof that our financial aid system is fundamentally busted, look no further than PLUS loans. More...

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ICE program helps disabled achieve higher education

WWLPBy Tiffany Chan. This year, 75 students with autism or intellectual disabilities participated in the program. More young people with autism and intellectual disabilities could soon be enrolling in college. 22News found out about a pilot program that has tremendous success. The new program brings people with autism and intellectual disabilities into more college classrooms. Students with autism or intellectual disabilities ages 18 to 22 experience barriers between high school and adult life, limiting their access to a proper education. A pilot program called Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment, or “ICE,” allows students with disabilities to enroll in classes at public universities while still in high school. More...

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The Adjunct Revolt: How Poor Professors Are Fighting Back

By . Can a budding labor movement improve the lives of non-tenured faculty—and, in the process, fix higher education?
Mary-Faith Cerasoli has been reduced to “sleeping in her car, showering at college athletic centers and applying for food stamps,” The New York Times recently reported. Is she unemployed? No, in fact, she is a college professor— but an adjunct one, meaning she is hired on a short-term contract with no possibility of tenure. More...

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Report calls for reform in state's higher education master plan

latimes.comBy . California’s Master Plan for Higher Education is sorely inadequate for meeting the needs of students and employers here, according to educational researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. Their report, to be issued Tuesday, criticized what seemed to its authors to be disorganized and uncoordinated financing, tuition and aid policies at UC, Cal State and community colleges. Community college students find too many roadblocks in their efforts to transfer to a Cal State or UC, the study said. More...

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AG: Kids of those in Va. illegally can pay in-state tuition

By Julian Walker. In his second high-profile deviation from state practice since January, Attorney General Mark Herring has moved to let the offspring of those living in the United States illegally pay in-state tuition at Virginia public colleges and, in the process, bucked a General Assembly that rejected such policy.
With an immigration debate ongoing in Congress, Herring informed state colleges and universities of his determination, then publicly unveiled it Tuesday in two events in Northern Virginia and the state Capitol. More...

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MIT Undergrads Start Semester With $100 in Bitcoin

By Stephanie Mlot. College students typically begin a new year equipped with textbooks, a class schedule, and financial debt. But the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is adding a new component: bitcoin.
Two student members of the MIT Bitcoin Club raised $500,000 for a project that will allow the university to distribute $100 in bitcoin to every undergraduate this fall. All 4,528 students will receive their own wad of online currency to invest, spend, or donate. More...

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Creative Solutions to Higher Education Finance, Part 1

By Andrew Kelly. The world of postsecondary education has changed tremendously since the early 1970s. In 1972, about a quarter of 18-24 year olds enrolled in college; thirty years later, enrollment rates had climbed to 40 percent. The number of non-traditional students—part-time students; adults who are balancing work, family, and school; and so on—has also ballooned, and these students now outnumber the “traditional” undergraduate that lives on campus at a four-year college. College also costs about three times what it used to, even after adjusting for inflation. More...

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Higher education spotlighting transfer opportunities

By . The state Higher Education Policy Commission and the Community and Technical College System have shined a light on their effort to streamline the two education systems. A new agreement makes it easier for students to transfer from a two-year school to a four-year school without having to retake classes.
“We just want to make sure students are getting credit for the courses they have taken,” said Sara Tucker, vice-chancellor of the Community and Technical College System. “So they are not having to duplicate their efforts, double their time, or spend money they’ve already spent.”
The CTCS signed onto a memorandum of understanding which was approved by the HEPC last week. More...

The state Higher Education Policy Commission and the Community and Technical College System have shined a light on their effort to streamline the two education systems. A new agreement makes it easier for students to transfer from a two-year school to a four-year school without having to retake classes.

“We just want to make sure students are getting credit for the courses they have taken,” said Sara Tucker, vice-chancellor of the Community and Technical College System. “So they are not having to duplicate their efforts, double their time, or spend money they’ve already spent.”

The CTCS signed onto a memorandum of understanding which was approved by the HEPC last week.

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Stop Worrying About Your Child Getting Into College. Worry About What Happens Next.

The New York TimesBy Maria Kefalas. As a college professor, former admissions officer and researcher on what happens to youths after high school, I believe the current panic over the increasing selectivity of elite schools misses the point. So much energy goes into getting into college. Many families can’t see that getting through college is far more important, and that graduating prepared for adult life will be more valuable than the name arched over the top of the degree. More...

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California higher education at ‘code red,’ says Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom at Long Beach City College

By Josh Dulaney. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom sounded an alarm for the future of California’s higher education system Wednesday.
“I think it’s code red of sorts,” Newsom said, prior to participating in a panel discussion at Long Beach City College. More...

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