27 octobre 2014

Why BSU isn't transparent about fees

By Seth Slabaugh. Ball State University says it would be too cumbersome to provide students billing statements that break down student services fees including how much they pay to support the 19 intercollegiate athletic teams.
There are other Mid American Conference schools that also don't itemize athletic fees on billing statements, but some at least share information about the fees if you search for it on their websites. More...

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Reducing student debt requires a national commitment

By Jonathan Gibralter. Tonight, as families of high school students across the country sit down to eat dinner, talk will likely turn to college applications. For those in the midst of the process, the conversation will almost definitely touch on affordability. And for those still a year or two out from college, the conversation may turn to whether or not the entire undertaking is even worth it. More...

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6 Hot Higher Education Technology Trends

By Bob Burwell. While higher education institutions are consolidating data centers, smart data storage and data management for created content and video is a top concern.
Enterprise-level technology continues to evolve at a furious pace, and with the growing operational and technological complexity of our higher education institutions, school administrators and executives charged with IT responsibilities can be left scratching their heads trying to understand and navigate their options. More...

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A boom in students creates a boom in construction at colleges

By Lois Weiss. With students heading to college in record numbers, local institutions are constructing everything from new dormitories to academic buildings, hoping to attract the best and brightest students and professors. And many of the projects are emphasizing sustainable design. More...

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Students jump at chance for free college tuition

By Dave Boucher. When Gov. Bill Haslam announced the creation of the Tennessee Promise scholarship program, the state anticipated 20,000 students might apply.
A little more than a week before the Nov. 1 application deadline, the number of students embarking down the path toward free tuition at a Tennessee community college or college of applied technology is closer to 45,000. More...

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Parent PLUS Loan Requirements Revisions Get Mixed Initial Reviews

DiverseBy Autumn A. Arnett. The U.S. Department of Education Wednesday announced additional changes to the Parent Plus Loan requirements, which have been the source of much controversy recently.
The new rule updates the requirements for “adverse credit history,” the application of which recently set off a firestorm when numerous parents found themselves rejected for the aid. Effective July 1, 2015, applicants who are determined to have adverse credit history and are approved on the basis of extenuating circumstances or a qualifying co-signer will be required to receive loan counseling prior to receiving the loan dispersement. More...

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News UM student's proposal on addressing student debt gains traction

By Josh Meny. University of Montana student Mitch Everts has come up with a plan to help curb student debt and now two Missoula lawmakers will carry it to the state legislature.
Everts wrote the framework for a bill called the People's Bill, which is an option to repay student loans by withholding a percent of a student's income.
"A student could choose between 3 percent to 10 percent of additional income withholding to pay down their student loans, and why students like it is because the payments become relative to their individual income," Everts said. More...

University of Montana student Mitch Everts has come up with a plan to help curb student debt and now two Missoula lawmakers will carry it to the state legislature.

Everts wrote the framework for a bill called the People's Bill, which is an option to repay student loans by withholding a percent of a student's income.

"A student could choose between 3 percent to 10 percent of additional income withholding to pay down their student loans, and why students like it is because the payments become relative to their individual income," Everts said.

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Obama: Let schools use race in admissions

By David Shepardson. President Barack Obama says colleges and universities should be able to offer racial preferences in college admissions if they do it in a "careful way."
In an interview published Monday with the New Yorker magazine, the president said schools should be allowed to use racial preferences in admissions. More...

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The Compelling Need to Improve the Higher Education Value Equation

http://s.huffpost.com/images/v/logos/bpage/education.gif?32By  and . In the middle 90's, "value" was the hot new word and every business was trying to improve its value equation -- which we operationally define as "outcomes divided by cost."
Now, almost two decades later, it appears that higher education is hearing the message that value is important and matters to its customers (i.e., students). But, unfortunately, higher education in general does not appear to be getting that message. More...

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Rethinking Higher Ed: A Case for Adaptive Learning

ForbesBy CCAP. Higher education is notorious for adjusting slowly to change. Despite its status quo position on higher learning, the pedagogical view that instruction must be taught in the traditional classroom has long been defeated. Adaptive learning technologies, a hot topic among postsecondary pundits at the moment, seem to have risen in its wake.
Many believe adaptive learning technologies will pave the way for a pedagogical renaissance. In a recent Gallup and Inside Higher Ed survey, two in three college and university presidents believed adaptive learning would make a “positive impact on higher education.” Understood as computer-based or online systems which modify the way material is presented, adaptive learning technologies are meant to be interactive tools for both teachers and students. More...

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