21 décembre 2014

Why State Policies Fall Short on College Completion

HomeThe decade-old college completion push has fallen short at the state level because of failures to bring policy solutions to large numbers of lower-income students, according to a new report from Jobs for the Future. State policy makers too often are focused on "quick fixes" and sweeping legislation, the report said. Read more...

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King's College London Faces Rebranding Controversy

HomeKing's College London has decided to rebrand itself simply as King's London, to the horror of many students and alumni, Times Higher Education reported. Administrators say that the change is needed to end confusion about whether King's is a college or university.
A petition attracting opposition to the rebranding effort cites history and costs. "The rebranding of King's College London to simply King's London seems a bizarre move considering the institution's history as a college within the University of London. Read more...

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Ball State U. Post-Tenure Review Plan Needs More Time

HomeBall State University’s Board of Trustees are worried that a controversial plan to weed out low-performing tenured faculty members is moving along too slowly, The Star Press reported. Terry King, Ball State’s provost, said last academic year that an official policy would be submitted by this fall, but he told trustees this month that the university needs more time. Read more...

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College Credit Card Agreements Continue to Decline

HomeThe number of colleges that partner with financial institutions to offer credit cards has dropped by nearly 70 percent since 2009, according to new data from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The consumer bureau on Monday released its annual report disclosing which colleges have arrangements with credit card providers to offer their products on campuses or to other university-affiliated groups. Read more...

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ACE Creates Alternative Credit Consortium

HomeThe American Council on Education on Monday announced that 25 colleges have agreed to accept all or most transfer credit from students who have completed courses from a council-created pool of 100 low-cost online courses. The previously announced pool will include lower-division and general-education courses. Read more...

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Education Dept. Finds No Violation in Florida Scholarships

HomeThe Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has closed an investigation of a Florida scholarship program, finding no civil rights violations, The Miami Herald reported. The investigation was based on complaints that the use of SAT and ACT scores for parts of the scholarship program had a negative impact on black and Latino students' ability to win the full scholarships. Read more...

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Alt-Ac for the Holidays

HomeBy Brenda Bethman. But as an alt-ac, you have a 12-month contract and are thus looking at spending your time in the office except for the week between Christmas and New Year’s. If, like most alt-acs, you started graduate school with plans of becoming a faculty member, the notion of trudging daily to the office in early January can seem daunting. In this column, I outline some tips for coping when it feels as if you are the only one on campus. Read more...

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No Justice! No Peace! No Writing?

HomeBy Kerry Ann Rockquemore. I've been inundated the past two weeks with similar messages from tenure-track faculty members who are feeling the pain of recent events but unsure how to respond in ways that are effective and don't derail their productivity. In fact, the above email is a composite of several emails, which I combined to avoid identifying the individuals. Read more...

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Tech Tools

HomeBy Joseph Barber. As a career adviser for graduate students and postdocs across most academic disciplines at the University of Pennsylvania, I have encountered a seemingly endless number of different career-related questions specific to each person’s subject area and unique career goals. I don’t always have answers to these specific questions, and part of the fun from my perspective is working with the student/postdoc to help them find some. Read more...

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What About Learning?

HomeBy Carol Geary Schneider and Daniel F. Sullivan. With the release of the Obama administration’s much-anticipated framework for rating the nation’s colleges and universities, commentators already are weighing in on the yawning gulf between the stated intention of ensuring “a quality education of real value” and the severe limitations of the metrics being considered. While the proposed college ratings system can and should expose some truly bad institutions that don’t deserve to receive federal support, the ratings framework by design presents a severely limited picture of how individual colleges and universities serve students and the nation. Read more...

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