26 janvier 2015

SOTU addresses controversial college access plan

eCampus NewsBy . By 2020, Obama said, two-thirds of job openings will require at least some form of high education. That contrasts sharply with increasing college costs, which prevent many students from attending or completing college. More...

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Teaching coding? How to select a programming language

eCampus NewsBy . Nowadays, programming is more widespread and you don’t need a degree to be a programmer; it’s no longer mainly for scientists and engineers: students studying the humanities, students studying English as a foreign language, kids studying at schools, people building websites, and a whole host of other folks are learning to program. This non-technical article will give you novices [non-expert instructors] out there some basic guidance in choosing a programming language that is appropriate not only for your students’ needs, but for faculty and staff interested in online basics. More...

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Cuomo calls for student loan forgiveness among other higher education initiatives

By . Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposals Wednesday to bolster higher education included forgiving student loans for some recent graduates living in New York, providing free tuition for students who commit to teaching after they earn their degrees and increasing spending by $50 million on the State University of New York system. More...

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Allow universities to restructure themselves through bankruptcy

By Dennis Cariello. Despite, or perhaps, because of, the higher education boom in the years immediately following the Great Recession, colleges and universities are now facing increased financial pressures.  Enrollments are down by nearly one million students from 2012 levels.  These decreases in enrollment have not only hurt everyone’s bottom line, but institutions are now subsidizing students that do enroll at exceedingly high levels.  Add in the disruptions caused by innovations in the delivery of education and the financial constraints accompanying capital projects undertaken when times were good, it is unsurprising that analysts such as Bain & Company report that, over 60 percent of institutions are on an “unsustainable financial path” or at financial risk. More...

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