18 janvier 2015

Measuring alumni well-being and engagement

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Ohio State, Arizona State, Creighton (Neb.), Bentley (Mass.), George Mason (Va.) and Purdue (Ind.) universities are among the first that have hired Gallup to survey their alumni to gather data on their graduates’ well-being and workplace engagement. More...

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10 Universities With the Largest Financial Endowments

By . The average college endowment was $355 million at the end of fiscal year 2013, according to U.S. News data.
Financial endowments grew an average of 11.7 percent in the 2013 fiscal year, according to the National Association of College and University Business Officers. Early data show that the 2014 fiscal year may have brought ​even greater gains, the group says. More...

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Billion-dollar baby: New bill would put $1B into universities' R&D budgets

By . Arizona's three state universities are looking at a legislative gift: a $2 billion, 33-year capital investment program starting in fiscal 2017-18. All they have to do is invest in research and development infrastructure over the next three years. More...

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Lawmakers seek control of college tuition hikes

Tuition at Texas universities has more than doubled in the 12 years since state lawmakers authorized colleges to set their own rates.
Now legislators are pushing to take back that control. It’s not a new idea, but it stands a chance for the first time since 2003, when the state deregulated tuition, largely because it enjoys rare bipartisan support. More...

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American Higher Education Is One Of The Greatest Bubbles Of Our Time

By Jim Rogers. I do not believe many Americans would claim that secondary education in this country today stands as the best in the world. Indeed, most seem to agree that American primary and secondary education today is pretty hopeless. But those same people will insist, in the same paragraph, that American tertiary education is unequaled. Read more...

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Obama's Free Community College Plan Rewards Frugality

By . President Obama's plan to make the first two years of community college free would finally reward rather than punish students who are frugal about college costs. The majority of our nation's students, almost 60 percent, begin their postsecondary education in a community college, which is the most inexpensive college option, with an average annual tuition of $3,260. More...

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Standardized Tests Are Weakening Our Democracy

By Richard D. Kahlenberg. In The Tyranny of the Meritocracy, Lani Guinier argues that the SATs have become “accurate reflectors of wealth and little else.”
Two decades ago, Lani Guinier became a liberal icon when President Bill Clinton proposed—and then withdrew, under conservative pressure—her nomination to head of the Justice Department’s civil-rights division. More...

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Legislation needed to improve higher education cost transparency

By Michele Waxman Johnson. We've all heard Horace Mann's quote about education being the great equalizer, and we've seen the evidence that education is the best pathway out of poverty. With that said, paying for college today has become a complex maze with the potential to stop low and moderate income students and families in their tracks before a college application is ever submitted. More...

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Higher-Education CIOs Weigh In on 2015 Priorities

By . Customer experience, big data, ‘the business of education’ is in the spotlight for 2015 at colleges and universities. The calendar flipping over into 2015 doesn't mean a new academic year for most American college and university students, but it does mean a new beginning for higher-education CIOs.
We asked four CIOs about what they're looking forward to in the new year, what changes are in store on their campuses, and how they see the role of the higher-ed CIO evolving. More...

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Free Community College Proposal Leaves Many Questions

By . We don't know how it will be paid for. We don't know how much it will cost.
White House officials didn't have a lot of details last week about President Obama's proposal to offer free tuition to community colleges. They didn't know how much it would cost. They don't know where the money would come from. They don't know if Congress is interested. More...

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