21 septembre 2014

Sharing Intel on Completion

HomeBy Paul Fain. A new coalition of 11 large public research universities plans to work together on techniques to improve their graduation rates, particularly for lower-income students. Dubbed the University Innovation Alliance, the group hopes to dial back the hyper-competitiveness and quest for exclusivity in higher education that can stymie collaboration on how to help students get to graduation. Read more...

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'Undermining Pell'

HomeBy Ry Rivard. Hundreds of colleges charge low-income students tuition that is half or more of their household’s entire yearly income, according to a report released today by the New America Foundation that seeks to shed light on colleges’ aid practices and to prod Congress to change the structure of Pell Grants. Read more...

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High Impact, Low Participation

HomeBy Paul Fain. Community colleges now have solid data on which strategies work best to help students get to graduation. While more colleges are using those techniques, far too few students are benefiting from them. Read more...

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Wage Data Done Right

HomeBy Paul Fain. Measuring the job-market returns of college credentials is complex work, according to researchers who gathered here this week for a meeting on higher education data. That makes it challenging, or even risky, for policy makers to use those metrics to hold colleges accountable. Read more...

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Bill Targets U.S. Education Research

HomeBy Michael Stratford. The U.S. Senate’s education committee on Wednesday unanimously approved an education research bill over the objection of some researchers who said they’re concerned about the changes it makes to how federal education research is overseen. Read more...

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Fight Over Digital Accessibility

HomeBy Michael Stratford. Advocates for students with disabilities and groups representing colleges and universities are sparring over federal legislation that would set new standards for accessible technology on campuses. Read more...

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Why do people who love libraries love libraries?

By Brian Mathews. Why do people who love libraries love libraries? This has been on my mind a lot lately. Whenever I find a patron who is passionate about their library I try to decode those tangible and intangible qualities that made the experience so powerful for them. More...

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How Can Colleges Shape Campus Values and Social Life?

By . I prefer the term “thrive” because I feel “success” is too easily interpreted in the context of grades, honors, awards, and other forms of external recognition. The word “thrive” draws attention to how each individual flourishes within a community context and lets us pay attention to the development of social and moral character as well as knowledge and wisdom. More...

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What’s Not to Like About ‘Like’? Lots

By . Students clearly tend to like “like.” But can they be weaned? First, though, let’s check in with a few grown-ups.
John McWhorter, in a New York Times article (“Like, Degrading the Language? No Way”), argues that the word “often functions to acknowledge objection while underlining one’s own point. … What’s actually happening is that casual American speech is, in its ‘like’ fetish, more polite than it was before.” More...

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Confessions of a Gen-Ed Junkie

By . I’m just going to come right out and say it: I like teaching gen ed. I like it a lot. In fact, I like it more than my major classes. OK, so if my dean calls, I’m going to say I didn’t really mean that. But honestly—just between me and you, Chronicle readers—I do. More...

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