15 mars 2015

Legislation Linking Tuition to Average Wage Passes Washington State Senate

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A bill that would tie tuition at public colleges in Washington State to a portion of the average state wage passed the State Senate on Wednesday, The Spokesman-Review reports. More...

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AAUP Assails Wisconsin Governor’s Autonomy Plan

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The American Association of University Professors has come out against Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to cut ties between the State of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin system. More...

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Lawmaker Asks Education Dept. for Clarity in Dispute Over Campus Counseling Records

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A U.S. congresswoman has asked the U.S. Education Department to clarify a provision of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, known as Ferpa, that may allow colleges to view and release students’ counseling records. More...

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Community-College Students’ Engagement Levels Rise

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “Engagement Rising: A Decade of CCSSE Data Shows Improvements Across the Board”
Organization: Center for Community College Student Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin
Summary: Today’s community college-students are more likely to come to class prepared, participate in class presentations, and discuss career plans with their instructors and advisers, according to a report that compares the engagement levels of nearly two million students at 853 colleges in 2004 and 2014. More...

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3 Big Issues We Heard About at SXSWedu

By . Student privacy, easier-to-use digital tools for instructors, and efforts to offer alternative credentials were some of the most-talked-about topics this week at the South by Southwest Edu conference, an offshoot of the popular South by Southwest music festival. More...

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Yale Announces ‘Blended’ Online Master’s Degree

By . Yale University is creating a master’s program that will hold many courses online, continuing the Ivy League institution’s foray into “blended” learning. More...

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What Might an Apple Watch for Higher Education Look Like?

By . An Apple Watch that’s tailored to meet the needs of academics could be the next big thing in higher education. Someday. More...

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New Evidence Sheds Light on Why Some Borrowers Struggle to Repay Student Loans

By Beckie Supiano. The ins and outs of student-loan repayment received an unusual level of attention this week, when President Obama laid out new steps his administration was taking to help borrowers. Those steps are designed to fix flaws that consumer advocates have identified. But there’s still a lot that we don’t know about why some borrowers struggle to repay their loans. More...

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Keeping Adjuncts Engaged Is Key to Helping Community-College Students Stay on Track

By Katherine Mangan. Professional development is more important than ever for adjunct professors at community colleges, according to speakers here at the annual meeting of the League for Innovation in the Community College.
Part-time instructors teach more than half of all classes and students at community colleges but often feel only a flimsy connection to their institutions, where they’re often hired at the last minute and offered little or no job security beyond that semester. More...

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College IT Offices Sever Ties With Terrorist Acronym

By Steve Kolowich. College administrators across the country — in Kansas, Florida, and Massachusetts — are now fighting ISIS on their campuses.
The acronym, that is.
As the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has expanded its violent takeover in the Middle East, several institutions in the United States have decided to rename a common piece of campus-technology infrastructure that is also known as "ISIS": the Integrated Student Information System. More...

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