10 août 2014

Senate plan could help grads pay off student loans

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Why aren’t college co-ops catching on?

By Colleen Leahey and Cameron Chisholm. When graduates are unprepared for the working world, corporate America should work with universities to help solve the problem. Should college students spend the four years after high school merging their minds with their hearts and experiences, ultimately building a self? Or should they focus on skills and talents that will let them dive headfirst into the workplace as soon as the cap and gown come off? Former Yale University English professor William Deresiewicz argued the first case in last week’s The New Republic cover story, “Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League.” But in 2013, Inc. magazine surveyed the CEOs of the Inc. 5000: 76% said finding qualified talent was a major problem. More...

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Business office efficiencies for better financial health

University Business LogoBy John Lenckos. To confront today’s financial challenges, every college and university needs to create more operational efficiency. Some of these efficiencies start in the business office.
For instance, key aspects of higher education financial management are paper-intensive and outdated —a stark contrast to the first-class technology used in campus classrooms. A primary target for business officers should be eliminating paper checks, which simply are not efficient -- in terms of money or time -- for vendor payments, student tuition refunds, or employee payroll. More...

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The Beginning of the End of Internet Entitlements?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/digital_tweed_blog_header.jpgBy Kenneth C. Green. There is significant grist for the campus technology policy mill in the news that UT-Austin is reviewing plans to charge student “uber-users” supplemental fees for very high levels of bandwidth consumption.  The student fees vary depending on weekly bandwidth activity: the base level, 10 Gb (gigabytes) weekly, is included in the room rate for on-campus students. Read more...

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Massive Problem, Massive Solution

By Ashish Jha. Last year, about 43 million people around the globe were injured from the hospital care that was intended to help them; as a result, many died and millions suffered long-term disability.  These seem like dramatic numbers – could they possibly be true?
If anything, they are almost surely an underestimate.  These findings come from a paper we published last year funded and done in collaboration with the World Health Organization. More...

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Chekhov’s Horses

By Oronte. It’s hot in the Hotel Dostoevsky, but it’s hot everywhere in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Dostoevsky, named for its mere proximity to an apartment the writer rented for three years, is advertised as a four-star hotel with air-conditioning. But air, natural or conditioned, hardly registers in the rooms, let alone in the Raskolnikov Bar, where I’m writing this in the heat of giant windows looking over the rooftops, and Frenchy naps behind half a liter of warming beer. Read more...

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Saying Farewell (Forever) to a Course

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John WarnerDue to a combination of bureaucratic reasons and personal choice, this is the last semester in the foreseeable future that I’ll teach an introductory fiction writing course. Going forward, as long as my “visiting” is extended by mutual agreement between me and the college, my time will be spent exclusively on first-year writing. The good news is that I enjoy teaching both composition and fiction, though the enjoyments are rather different. Read more...

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Diversity isn't enough

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/the_world_view_blog_header.jpgBy Liz Reisberg. According to The Chicago Tribune, more than 600 freshmen from China will enter the University of Illinois Urbana Champagne this fall.  Extrapolating a bit from information that UIUC makes available online, this represents roughly 8% of the freshman class.  The 4,447 international students at UIUC represent more than 14% of undergraduate enrollment; Chinese students represent nearly half of the international enrollment. Read more...

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Learning to Do Research the Hard Way

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. One of the issues that came up as librarians on Twitter kicked around the pros and cons of tenure for academic librarians (a conversation started in a blog post by Meredith Farkas and followed up by Maura Smale, Anne-Marie Deitering, and Wayne Bivens-Tatum, among others) was that we lack research training. That may seem odd for people who so often provide undergraduates with . . .  well, a kind of research training, but our fairly short and generally practice-focused graduate programs don’t typically include much training in research methodology. Read more...

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Strategic Enrollment Management Keeps the Lights On

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. Last week, Forbes published a fairly in-depth exposé on the business of enrollment management in higher education. Focusing primarily on Noel-Levitz and The National Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing & Retention (NCSRMR), the post serves as a pseudo-indictment of the current state of affairs in higher education tuition pricing tactics. Read more...

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