26 novembre 2014

Tuition slowdown hits state higher ed budgets

CNBCBy . It may be good news for students and parents, but slower tuition increases are putting renewed budget pressure on public colleges and universities.
Just as the lingering impact of Great Recession fades, roughly half of public universities say they don't expect tuition to even keep up with inflation, according to a survey by Moody's Investors Service. More...

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Some Colleges May Use the FAFSA in Unexpected Ways

By . Listing a school first on the FAFSA indicates that a student is more likely to enroll, say experts. College applicants can demonstrate their desire to attend a school by visiting campus, interviewing with admissions counselors and following up on their applications. But they may not know that colleges can gauge their intent to enroll through a little-known method – analyzing an innocuous, nonfinancial question on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. More...

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On Elite Campuses, an Arts Race

The New York TimesBy . Closed for six years, the Harvard Art Museums reopen here Sunday after a radical overhaul by the architect Renzo Piano. He saved only the shell of the chaste, red-brick Fogg Museum and its interior courtyard, extending it upward in sheets of glass and elegant trusswork. Galleries wrap the new public space, but so do a materials lab, an art-conservation suite and a study center, where students, faculty and visitors can learn from the collection of 250,000 objects. More...

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The Added Value of Small Independent Colleges

businessBy . High school seniors across the country will soon be making one of the most important choices of their lives: where to go to college. Questions will swirl in their heads -- What is the best college for me? Can I afford it? Will I do well there? Will it prepare me for a career once I graduate? Read more...

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Community College Professors, Staff Say No To 'Transform'

By . The state's largest union representing Community College faculty and staff voted Saturday not to endorse the state's "Transform CSCU 2020" plan in its current form. Delegates from the Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges -- known as "The 4C's" -- met Saturday and adopted a resolution that was passed last week by the Faculty Advisory Committee to the state Board of Regents for Higher Education. More...

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Number of foreign students in US hits record high

By A report by the Institute of International Education, in partnership with the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, said nearly 900,000 international students were studying in the U.S. during the 2013-14 school year, up 8 percent from a year earlier. More...

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Dropping Out, Again: Why So Many College Students Never Graduate

NBC NewsBy . A decade ago, then-18-year-old Sophia Stoll resolved that she wanted to go away for college. The working-class New Yorker enrolled in a private Catholic university outside of Pittsburgh, but by her junior year, she’d realized that the media and technology program didn’t suit her goals. Stoll dropped out, worked odd jobs for a year back home, then transferred to SUNY-Fredonia. But she ended up suffering from extreme anxiety, she says, and withdrew after a semester. More...

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The high cost of dormitory living

By . With colleges spending billions on lavish housing developments, it's easy to think that all students are living large. The sad reality? Student homelessness in higher education is a larger issue than most realize, with tens of thousands across the country homeless. More...

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College boards need more professionalism, oversight

By Susanna Tardi. On Nov. 6, 2014, the National Commission on College and University Board Governance issued a report that was highly critical of higher education governing boards, finding they aren't serious enough about oversight, "fail to add value to decision making," are generally inattentive and out of touch, and have outdated policies and practices. The public's erosion of faith in the value of higher education is testimony to the fact that boards have dropped the ball in dealing with the challenges facing higher education. More...

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Critical Thinking Skills: Higher Education Must Lead Business to Maximize Full Value of Employees

businessBy . Substantial long-term research (e.g. Arum & Roksa) and comments from employers suggest that a large portion of college and university graduates lack critical thinking skills. They are often referred to as problem-solving skills by the business community. Students also tend to overstate or exaggerate these skills or abilities when self-reporting them. A recent article in The Wall Street Journal argued that higher education is "... not producing graduates who can solve problems and connect the dots on complex issues, but (their) bosses stumble when pressed to describe what skills make critical thinkers." Read more...

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