27 septembre 2014

Too Much Demonstrated Interest

HomeBy Ry Rivard. During the annual meeting of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, admissions officials from several colleges laid out how they used students’ “demonstrated interest” to make admissions decisions. The concept of demonstrated interest isn't new — and colleges have long been wary of applicants who might not be serious — but its role has grown in a significant way. Read more...

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Northern Exposure

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. In conversations about international student recruitment in the United States, some things are taken as given: the decentralization of the landscape and the absence of a coordinated recruitment strategy at either the national or state level (save for some consortiums that are narrowly focused on marketing of a specific state), and the perceived difficulty of transitioning from student to permanent resident status if that’s what students desireRead more...

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Gender Stereotypes in STEM

HomeBy Kaitlin Mulhere. The gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math fields has been well-documented through various studies and reports. And increasing gender diversity in the so-called STEM fields is a key goal of groups spanning the education, government and labor market sectorsRead more...

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No Country for Old Adjuncts

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Many adjuncts wonder why colleges that employ them year after year, giving them good reviews course after course, seem to have no interest in them when tenure-track jobs open up. Several legal court cases suggest that bias against adjuncts may be linked to age discriminationRead more...

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Reprieve on Default Rates

HomeBy Michael Stratford. Colleges with large populations of low-income students have for months worried that their former students' high rates of default on student loans would eliminate their access to student aid under stricter federal standards that fully take effect this year. Read more...

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Default Rates Dip (Slightly)

HomeBy Michael Stratford and Paul Fain. After increasing for years, the rate at which students default on their loans several years after leaving college has ticked down slightly across all sectors of higher education, the U.S. Department of Education announced WednesdayRead more...

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'Going' (But Not Going) to College

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. How do you tell high school students they’re going to attend -- but not actually go to -- college?
It’s a conversation the University of Florida is having with potential students, parents and school counselors about UF Online, the institution’s degree-granting online armRead more...

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An Insufficient Census

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. The federal government’s long-awaited data on the students enrolled in distance education courses nationwide provide a dubious baseline, a new study suggests, as confusing instructions, inflexible design and a lack of coordination have led colleges and universities to under- or overreport thousands of students. The study, conducted by the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies and the higher education consultant Phil Hill, raises serious questions about the integrity of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, or IPEDS, the higher education data collection program operated by the Education Department’s National Center for Education StatisticsRead more...

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Egypt Looks to the UK

HomeBy Matthew Reisz for Times Higher Education. The Egyptian government is looking largely to British models in planning major reforms to its higher education system, following the nation’s dramatic series of revolutionsRead more...

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Chicago to Close Confucius Institute

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The University of Chicago has suspended negotiations to renew its agreement to host a Confucius Institute after objecting to an unflattering article that appeared in the Chinese press. The decision follows a petition, signed by more than 100 faculty members this spring, calling for the closure of the institute. The petition raised concerns that in hosting the Chinese government-funded center for research and language teaching, Chicago was ceding control over faculty hiring, course content, and programming to Confucius Institute headquarters in Beijing, which is also known as Hanban. Read more...

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