04 août 2014

How 4 Types of Families Approach Paying for College

By . The overwhelming majority of current students and their parents see college as an investment in the future. That unsurprising finding appears in Sallie Mae’s annual “How America Pays for College” report, which was released on Thursday. More...

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Common Application Revs Up Again

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/headcount-45.pngBy Eric Hoover. The 2014-15 Common Application will go live at 8 a.m. on Friday, which means this nation of eager-beaver college applicants can start their apps before breakfast. As many as 50,000 high-school students are expected to create accounts over the next few days. Following  a difficult cycle for the Common App, admissions officers and college counselors will be watching the online system closely over the coming months. More...

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The Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Stress, and Sales?

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/headcount-45.pngBy Eric Hoover. Welcome to the admissions profession, the career you just fall into. Please make eye contact with each prospective student when describing this great campus, but remember, this isn’t marketing, OK? Learn everything about data. Technology, too. As for those nerves: Sooner or later, you just get used to all the administrators, trustees, and professors watching our office like half-starved hawks. More...

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Temple U. Drops Testing Requirement

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/headcount-45.pngBy Eric Hoover. Temple University will no longer require ACT or SAT scores for admission starting in the fall of 2015, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Tuesday. Under Temple’s new policy, applicants who do not submit test scores will answer written “self-reflective short-answer questions,” according to Temple’s website. More...

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3 Questions for College Counseling’s Future

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/headcount-45.pngBy Eric Hoover. Alice Anne Bailey has talked with low-income students about applying to college. Often they tell her they don’t know how to do it. “They think it’s some magical process,” she said. “Someone comes and knocks on your door, and you just pack your bags and go to college.”
Ms. Bailey, director of the Go Alliance at the Southern Regional Education Board, made those remarks on Monday during a conference at Harvard University. More...

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‘Money’ Reaches for Objectivity in College Rankings

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/headcount-45.pngBy Eric HooverMoney magazine unveiled a new set of college rankings on Monday morning, touting its list as a tool for identifying institutions that deliver “great value.”
In a world full of frivolous rankings (colleges with the best weather!), Money set out to compile a highly objective one. The result is relatively heavy on outcomes data and light on subjective prestigery like the reputation surveys used by U.S. News & World Report. To develop the rankings, Money joined with Mark S. Schneider, a vice president at the American Institutes for Research and a former commissioner of the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. More...

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What’s in an Ed-Tech Name? Here’s All U Need 2Gnō

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/wiredcampus-45.pngBy Steve Kolowich. The name of the company was 2gnōME.
2gnōME is pronounced “to know me,” according to the company’s website (although in my head it sounds more like a vinyl recording of some actual word playing in reverse). It is a pun on the word “gnōme,” which means “thought” in Greek. There’s a “2” in the mix as well because we live in The Future now. Read more...

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Feds’ Drone Regs Draw Profs’ Fire

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/wiredcampus-45.pngBy Steve Kolowich. Some professors are worried that the federal government will stifle their ability to teach and do research with unmanned flying machines. In a letter sent to the Federal Aviation Administration last week, 30 professors argued that its recent pronouncements on drones would unreasonably restrict scholars’ ability to use the small aircraft for academic purposes, the Associated Press reports. Read more...

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Can You Really Teach a MOOC in a Refugee Camp?

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/wiredcampus-45.pngBy Steve Kolowich. One narrative that has driven widespread interest in free online courses known as MOOCs is that they can help educate the world. But critics like to emphasize that the courses mostly draw students who already hold traditional degrees. Read more...

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With Scrim and Rolling Desks, a Journalism School Seeks a Tech Edge

By . A little over a century after his death, Joseph Pulitzer still looms large at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. The building that houses the school bears his name. Every year the school announces the Pulitzer Prizes from the World Room, a reference to The World, his New York newspaper. More...

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