03 novembre 2014

Time to Check Your GPS

HomeBy Patti McGill Peterson. U.S. colleges and universities face choppy waters ahead. Navigating institutional direction these days requires not only a clear grasp of what the domestic challenges are but also demands a good global positioning system. Read more...

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The Emotional Costs of Student Success

HomeBy Andrew Joseph Pegoda. “Student success” is the big push at colleges and universities across the nation, and this push is largely being forced upon colleges by state legislatures and federal bodies overseeing education. This well-intended goal has many definitions but generally includes a focus on having higher enrollments, more full-time students, students passing their classes (with high grades), and more graduates. Read more...

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Missing Minority Ph.D.s

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, whose annual meeting just concluded here, gathers 1,300 minority Ph.D. students and postdocs, and some of their advisers in what is billed as the largest annual gathering of minority doctoral students. Many here talk about the challenges created for black and Latino students who end up -- as doctoral candidates or later as junior faculty -- with few colleagues who share their backgrounds. Read more...

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Online Ed Skepticism and Self-Sufficiency: Survey of Faculty Views on Technology

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. The massive open online course craze may have subsided, but the debate about the role of online courses in higher education persists. Even as more faculty members experiment with online education, they continue to fear that the record-high number of students taking those classes are receiving an inferior experience to what can be delivered in the classroom, Inside Higher Ed’s new Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology suggests. Read more...

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High Tuition, High Aid Hits Australia

HomeBy Julie Hare for The Australian. The University of Sydney has pledged to create a fairer and more diverse institution if the Australian government’s higher education reforms succeed, using extra money gen­erated by higher tuition fees to vastly expand its scholarship program to give one-third of undergraduates financial aid. Read more...

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Beyond Bologna

HomeBy Chris Havergal for Times Higher Education. More harmonization of higher education systems across the European Union may be needed if its universities are to continue to compete on the global stage, speakers said at a recent conference. Read more...

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Higher Ed and the Governors' Races

HomeBy Kaitlin MulhereMichael Stratford and Ry Rivard. Battles over funding and college costs are being fought in races for governor across the country. These state races are likelier to have a more immediate effect than much of what Congress or the Obama administration may do. States, after all, are spending about $72 billion a year on higher education. Read more...

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Mass Education

HomeBy Ry Rivard. In Massachusetts, Harvard was there first. For years, the state relied on it and other private colleges to educate the state’s population. So much so that former Governor Michael Dukakis once said, “We aren't California.... And I don't think it makes sense for us to duplicate that" state's expansive public college systems, thanks to all the private colleges in Massachusetts. Read more...

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Big Ten and the Next Big Thing

HomeBy Paul Fain. Competency-based education is going upmarket. Three brand-name, Big Ten-affiliated institutions are now offering degrees in this emerging form of higher education. Read more...

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Gainful Employment Arrives

HomeBy Paul Fain. The U.S. Department of Education today will release what is likely the Obama administration’s last chance to set regulations to clamp down on for-profit colleges. But this second iteration of “gainful employment” rules will fail to please either advocates for the for-profit sector or its critics. Read more...

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