25 janvier 2015

Cuomo to Offer Plan to Help With Student Loans

HomeNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, plans to propose this week that the state cover two years of loan repayments for graduates of colleges who live in the state, earn less than $50,000 and are enrolled in the federal Pay as You Earn Program, The New York Times reported. Read more...

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Writing and Rewriting the C.V.

HomeBy Ellen Mayock. Keeping a "course of the life" (curriculum vitae) is no easy task. Nevertheless, once you have a solid C.V. started, you will be in great shape. Here are a few items for you to keep in mind and a few simple instructions to follow as you craft your C.V. Read more...

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Giving a Teaching Demo

HomeBy Melissa Dennihy. The teaching demo is a common step in the hiring process at many colleges. Giving a successful demo can be challenging, especially for candidates who haven’t taught their own classes. To prepare, start by finding out what kind of teaching demo you’ll be giving. Read more...

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The Right References

HomeBy Christine Kelly. I’ve had conversations recently with colleagues who are in the reference-check phase for candidates they would like to hire, and in some cases the references are not helping those candidates. Getting good references can be a challenge, and as a job candidate you need to think carefully about who will be the best advocate for you. Read more...

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The Difference Community Colleges Make

HomeBy Casey Randazzo. My college career began with remedial courses at a community college and ended four years later with a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. Read more...

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Help Community College Students: Restore Year-Round Pell

HomeBy Jason Delisle and Ben Miller. With President Obama’s new proposal to greatly expand federal support for community colleges getting all the attention, many on Capitol Hill want to bring back a large program tailor-made for the students who attend these institutions – one that the president himself led the charge to cut. Read more...

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Immunization Conflagration

HomeBy Scott McLemee. His reputation will never recover from that unfortunate business in Salem, but Cotton Mather deserves some recognition for his place in American medical history. He was the anti-vaccination movement’s first target.
The scene was Boston in 1721. Beginning in April, a smallpox epidemic spread from a ship anchored in the harbor; over the course of a year, it killed more than 840 people. Read more...

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10 Commandments

HomeBy Elliot Ratzman. 1. Thou shalt have no other object of attention in the classroom. No devices — phones, gadgets, computers, guns — or distractions; I am a jealous and wrathful instructor. Read more...

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Honor and Values

HomeBy James Ostrow. Students have lost their honor! The recent revelation that 64 Dartmouth College students were charged with cheating this past fall was followed by the predictable comments on a larger social malaise. Read more...

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'We All Felt Trapped'

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Walter H.G. Lewin’s debut as a massive open online course instructor was announced with some fanfare: “Afraid of physics?” a press release asked in January 2013. “Do you hate it? Walter Lewin will make you love physics whether you like it or not.” Read more...

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