11 janvier 2015

Obama’s plan could hurt black colleges

By Michael L. Lomax. Recently, the Obama administration released the draft metrics of its long-awaited college rating system. Unfortunately, the proposed system appears to have major shortcomings — and it threatens to divert attention from the real challenges facing colleges and universities that educate large numbers of disadvantaged students.
Since the passage of the 1965 Higher Education Act, the role of the federal government has been to see that students with limited means get the opportunity for a college education. More...

Recently, the Obama administration released the draft metrics of its long-awaited college rating system. Unfortunately, the proposed system appears to have major shortcomings — and it threatens to divert attention from the real challenges facing colleges and universities that educate large numbers of disadvantaged students.

Since the passage of the 1965 Higher Education Act, the role of the federal government has been to see that students with limited means get the opportunity for a college education.

- See more at: http://amestrib.com/opinion/michael-l-lomax-obama-s-plan-could-hurt-black-colleges#sthash.V89ldldX.dpuf

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Code And College Readiness Are Reinventing Education On 30 Under 30

ForbesBy Caroline Howard. At first glance, school appears pretty much the same as it did when your grandparents or parents learned the ‘New Math’ or headed off to college with a typewriter. Look harder, and what and how we learn and teach is markedly changing.
Some of the credit for this great transformation is due to the 30 young people on this list (not to mention our past 30 Under 30 honorees in education). These change-makers are ripe to ripple and quake the educational system as we know it, from grade school up through higher ed. More...

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The Disappearing Male on College Campuses

ForbesBy CCAP. In 1950, there were 2.16 male students in all of American higher education for every female. Even two decades later, in 1970, there was still a healthy plurality of men. Today, however, the tables are turned. Today there are over 31 percent more women on campus then men. More...

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Top universities refuse to reveal how they are spending tuition fees

The IndependentBy Richard Garner. Many of the UK’s leading universities are refusing to spell out just how they are spending their students’ £9,000 a year tuition fees.
The influential think-tank, the Higher Education Policy Institute, invited a range of institutions to explain how they were spending the money - but the majority, including almost all the of the country’s most select universities, declined to reply. Read more...

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Israeli colleges to begin offering doctoral degrees

New move by Council for Higher Education essentially creates the first private universities in the country
In a unanimous vote, Israel's Council for Higher Education approved this week for colleges, not just universities, to begin awarding doctoral degrees, therefore creating the first private universities in the country.
PhD programs that will be offered in the private colleges will require approval from both the council and an international committee. More...

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Minister Pledges New Education Act, Substantial Increase in Teacher Salaries

Minister Todor Tanev has pledged a new Education Act instead of patchy amendments and insertions to the existing one.
In a Sunday interview for the Bulgarian National Television, he claimed that the main problem of universities was the creation of unemployment.
Bulgaria’s Education Minister, as cited by dnevnik.bg, insisted that universities were not supposed to be closed by administrative means. More...

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About 40% of faculty posts vacant in varsities

Close to 40% faculty positions in the country's higher educational institutes are vacant. While central institutions and institutes of national importance had a better student to faculty ratio, state public universities took the brunt of the shortage, experts said. 
B Venkatesh Kumar, professor and chairperson, centre for public policy, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, said there are two reasons for the lack of good faculty. More...

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Open University of Tanzania spreads wings abroad

By Mosoba Mosoba. The Open University of Tanzania is reaching out to higher education institutions in neighbouring countries to establish collaborations that will encourage more international students to enrol for distance learning. Read more...

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Two new universities in 2016 to increase student capacity

By Jane Marshall. Construction is about to start on two new universities in Senegal, each with capacity for 30,000 students, President Macky Sall has announced. One will be the second public university in the capital Dakar, and the other is the University of Sine-Saloum at Kaolack. Read more...

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High cost of upgrading polytechnics into universities

By Francis Kokutse. It will cost Ghana’s government US$180 million per annum for the next three years to fully turn the country’s 10 polytechnics into technical universities, a report by a committee set up to work on the institutional conversion programme has said. Meanwhile, a working group has developed a national quality assurance framework for higher education. Read more...

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