06 avril 2015

College credit? Kill that

Police: UK teens arrested on terrorism chargesBy . The cost of college has rapidly increased over the past 30 years. Students today face annual costs, between tuition and living, that can easily exceed $10,000 at a community college, $18,000 at a public four-year college (in-state), and $40,000 at a private four-year school. It's unsurprising that today's students often graduate with large debt loads. More than two-thirds of students graduate with debt. And the average amount of debt owed is about $30,000. More...

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Sign Up for Tuition-Free College at the University of Everywhere

 logoBy . In Connecticut and across the nation, students of all ages can now enroll in college courses online for free, and receive credit for them in many places. How can universities afford to do this? 
Our guest says higher education must adapt to the demands of the digital planet or become irrelevant. The money part will be figured out later. So far, the start of the new revolution appears to be working. 
The massive open online courses, most tuition-free, are known by the acronym "MOOC's," and students across the world are quickly enrolling at Yale, Wesleyan, Stanford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard, with more colleges jumping quickly on the digital bandwagon. More...

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The company working to fix higher education's diversity problem

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "fastcompany.com"By . The PhD Project believes that the way to cultivate more diversity in business is to start with the university faculty.
Completing the enormous amount of work it takes to earn a Ph.D. is a remarkable accomplishment. But when Mariana Lebron completed her advanced degree in strategic management, she was just the 39th latina to graduate with an advanced business degree in the U.S. and the first to do so at Syracuse University. More...

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Lawmaker Wants Eye on Discrimination at Universities

The Texas TribuneBy . In the wake of reports of hazing and racial discrimination in higher education nationwide, state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, has filed an amendment to the House budget that would place Texas fraternities and sororities under additional state scrutiny. More...

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Greens gone wild on college campuses

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "nypost.com"By Naomi Schaefer Riley. If you want to understand how thick the bubble around higher education is, try this experiment: Ask the parent of a 12-year-old if they think higher education is “sustainable.”
Most likely, they will think you’re referring to college costs, as in, “Is it sustainable for Fordham to continue to charge $65,000 a year? And will it be forced to stop before my child starts his freshman year?” More...

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More than 100 students of a US for-profit university are refusing to pay their student loans

By Sonali Kohli. Corinthian Colleges, a company that owns vocational for-profit colleges, is just one of dozens (pg. 20) of companies in the US that allegedly preys upon financially insecure students with false claims about the quality of the education they will receive. Now, at least 100 former Corinthian students are refusing to pay back around $3.3 million in federal and private student loans, claiming that the school defrauded them. More...

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A new debate about 'college'

By Jamie Merisotis. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is the latest in a string of high-profile policymakers and employers who have questioned whether a college education is vital to success in America. This conversation is certainly worth having, but it’s only going to work if we start to come to grips with the fact that “college” is a very different notion than what many people assume.  It’s time to start defining college in a new way that accurately reflects the needs of today’s students and the realities of the 21st century workforce. More...

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New book store contract cuts textbook costs for students

By William Taylor. DCCCD’s new contract with college textbook company Follett Higher Education Group is a five-year, $1.75 million agreement in which the cost of textbooks no longer includes a commission.  All DCCCD students who purchase textbooks will benefit directly when they purchase both new and used books and, on average, will save $600 annually, district officials said. More...

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The Demise of College Is Greatly Exaggerated

By . On a snowy December night in 1981, I packed my clothes and stereo into the back of a battered Ford Capri and drove away from SUNY Oswego. I was mid-way through a restless sophomore year and decided to “take a semester off.” I didn’t know it at the time, but it turned out to be my last day as a full-time college student. More...

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The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much

The New York TimesBy . ONCE upon a time in America, baby boomers paid for college with the money they made from their summer jobs. Then, over the course of the next few decades, public funding for higher education was slashed. These radical cuts forced universities to raise tuition year after year, which in turn forced the millennial generation to take on crushing educational debt loads, and everyone lived unhappily ever after. More...

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