08 mars 2015

Making sure grads are more prepared for jobs than interviews

eCampus NewsBy Lisa Malat. As seniors prepare to graduate in May, job hunting has officially commenced, with students beefing up their resumes, attending networking events, honing interview skills and sending out applications. However, a study conducted by Barnes & Noble College and Why Millennials Matter found that many students today are falling behind on the college-to-career roadmap. More...

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How to tailor online courses to today’s tech-discerning students

eCampus NewsBy . As an educator, it’s hard to please today’s tech-savvy students with PowerPoints and lecture-on-video—but those are exactly the kinds of tools available for educators who don’t have time to learn online learning design 101. More...

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Sweet Briar College to close: Are women's colleges still relevant?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "csmonitor.com logo"By Cristina Maza. News of Sweet Briar College’s impending closure shocked students and called attention to challenges facing women’s institutes of higher education. More...

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University of California may add eleventh campus

ABC7 San FranciscoThe University of California could be growing again.
State Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) is proposing the university build an eleventh campus, with a special focus on science and technology.
Gatto says the state needs a new UC campus for the talented students who are denied a place at other top-ranked campuses.
The UC system is already struggling to finance its 10 existing campuses. More...

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Break Up the Higher-Ed Cartel

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "nationalreview.com logo"By Ron DeSantis & Mike Lee. Stifling bureaucracy blocks countless Americans’ access to innovative, affordable education.
Usually something costs more because it’s more valuable. But in higher education, the exact opposite appears to be happening. The cost of college rises every year, forcing millions of Americans to take on a tremendous amount of debt.
Yet, at the same time, the value of a traditional college degree has declined: A stunning 40 percent of recent college graduates now end up in jobs that do not require a college degree. Read more...

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Prepare For 'The End Of College': Here's What Free Higher Ed Looks Like

NPRA lot of parents start worrying about paying for college education soon after their child is born. After that, there's the stressful process of applying to colleges, and then, for those lucky enough to get admitted into a good college, there's college debt.
But author Kevin Carey argues that those problems might be overcome in the future with online higher education. Carey directs the Education Policy Program at the New America Foundation. In his new book, The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere, Carey envisions a future in which "the idea of 'admission' to college will become an anachronism, because the University of Everywhere will be open to everyone" and "educational resources that have been scarce and expensive for centuries will be abundant and free." More...

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Bloomfield College to simplify tuition, offer 'one cost' for attendance

http://www.nj.comBy Kelly Heyboer. In an effort to be more "straight forward" about how much it costs to attend college, Bloomfield College will adopt a new pricing structure later this year that lists a single price for attending the private school, campus officials said today.
Starting in the fall, Bloomfield College will eliminate its individual course fees, comprehensive fee and other charges and combine all tuition and fee costs into one rate — $27,800 for full-time undergraduates. School officials said they believe the school the first college in New Jersey to adopt the simplified "tuition-only model." More...

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College professors take a more active role in higher education funding discussions

http://media.cleveland.com/static/cleve/static/img/logo_v001.pngBy Karen Farkas. College professors are taking a more active role as legislators discuss higher education issues and funding.
While funding for public universities will increase slightly under Gov. John Kasich's proposed two-year budget, Kasich and legislators want universities to reduce costs.
If cuts need to occur, reductions should not affect the educational mission or cost to students, says the  Ohio Conference of the American Association of University Professors. More...

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How a hashtag turned into an international adjunct movement

By Simone Pathe. Adjuncts make up half of all college and university professors, but they earn an average of only $2,000 to $3,000 per course. Mary-Faith Cerasoli, an adjunct professor of English and Italian, made $22,000 last year, with no health insurance. She taught a full course load, but made too much to qualify for public assistance. Unable to afford her own place to live, she was homeless when Making Sen$e spoke with her last year. More...

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Higher ed drowning in regulations

By Daily Staff. Unnecessary and overly complex federal regulations are costing the nation’s colleges and universities billions of dollars that could be better be spent on things such as financial aid and research. More...

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