15 mars 2015

Three Indicted in Alleged Student Visa Scam

HomeFederal immigration agents have indicted three individuals in connection to an investigation into a network of four schools in the Los Angeles area accused of admitting foreign nationals who were not bona fide students and never had any intention of taking classes. Read more...

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Some Faculty Defend Anti-Flag Students at Irvine

HomeThe push by some student government members at the University of California at Irvine to ban the U.S. flag from the student government office areas -- though unsuccessful -- has attracted widespread criticism. Many have noted that the flag symbolizes American ideas of equality and freedom of expression, and have objected to the views of those student government members that the flag is a sign of imperialism and hate. Read more...

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'No Significant Differences' in Student Outcomes by Mode of Delivery

HomeThe nonprofit research organization Ithaka S+R is back with another look at the many studies that compare student outcomes from face-to-face and online or hybrid courses, and once again, the results show "no significant differences" between the two modes of delivery. Questions about the studies' methodology also remain. Read more...

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Student Loans Viewed Differently Than Other Debt, Study Finds

HomeBorrowers of federal student loans have a "fundamentally different" relationship to their debt than other financial obligations, according to a new report by the New America think tank. The report, written by Jason Delisle and Alexander Holt, is based on an analysis of several focus groups of student loan borrowers across the country. Read more...

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Apple Invests $50 Million in Diversity Efforts

HomeApple will invest $50 million in a multiyear agreement with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the National Center for Women and Information Technology in an effort to address the technology industry's workforce diversity gap. The TMCF will receive $40 million of the pot, which will go toward student and faculty initiatives, including creating a database of talented students at historically black colleges and universities, internship opportunities and development programs. Read more...

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First Muslim University in U.S. Is Accredited

HomeZaytuna College has become the first accredited Muslim college in the United States, after the college commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges granted its approval, The Los Angeles Times reported. Zaytuna is based in Berkeley, Calif. Read more...

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Faculty Views on Digital Courseware

HomeTyton Partners, the former Education Growth Advisors, this week released the first of three papers based on surveys it conducted on faculty and administrator attitudes about digital courseware. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded the surveys, which yielded 2,700 responses. Read more...

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Community College Enrollment and Completion Data

HomeNationwide community college enrollment numbers continue to decline. But student completion rates in the sector are higher than many people think. Those are the two primary findings in a new report the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) released last week. Read more...

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German Professor Rejects Student, Citing India's 'Rape Problem'

HomeA German professor turned down an Indian man’s request to join her research group, citing India’s “rape problem,” The Independent reported. Annette G. Beck-Sickinger, a professor of biochemistry at Leipzig University, reportedly told the unnamed student via e-mail, “Unfortunately I don’t accept any Indian male students for internships. We hear a lot about the rape problem in India, which I cannot support.” Read more...

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At American U. Beirut, Concerns on Work Permits for Foreign Hires

HomeThe American Association of University Professors chapter at the American University of Beirut has issued a statement condemning the Ministry of Labor’s “selective discrimination against some foreign nationals seeking employment or work permit renewals at AUB.” Read more...

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