25 mai 2015

Leaders discuss taking online learning from an alternative to a “must”

eCampus NewsBy . Until recently, online learning has been viewed as either solely for those interested in adult education or as a branding tactic for innovative institutions. More...

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edX: This is how you do online courses for credit

eCampus NewsBy . Offering online courses for credit is a unique endeavor for each institution, but the fundamentals are the same: To offer courses for credit, you need to verify student I.D. and protect against exam cheating. But how can a program do this most efficiently and successfully. More...

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Time to rethink our model for higher ed

The Las Cruces Sun-NewsWhy do for-profit "colleges" and "universities" even exist in a world in which we have so many superb genuine institutions dedicated to truly higher learning?
The first thing to understand is that, given the rapacious marketing campaigns aimed at unsuspecting veterans and that it is only government-backed student loans that make these businesses profitable, the above is a question very much worth asking. A good position for a (genuine) college debate team to argue would be: "Resolved: For-profit colleges should not exist." More...

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Broward College will soon be tobacco free

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "miamiherald logo"Come fall, Broward College students and employees will have to leave campus to get their nicotine fix.
That’s because the college, which has three campuses and serves about 60,000 students, is the latest South Florida higher education institution to ban smoking and tobacco products anywhere on campus. That includes athletic fields, sidewalks and parking garages.
“We want people to know that Broward College cares about their health,” said Brenda Bordogna, program manager for employee wellness at the college. Read more...

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NM higher education enrollment down

By . New Mexico’s colleges and universities saw – by far – the steepest enrollment drop in the nation over the past year.
From spring semester 2014 to the spring of 2015, enrollment in New Mexico’s post-secondary institutions plummeted 8.3 percent, compared with a national decline of 1.9 percent, according to a new report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
Overall, New Mexico had 10,914 fewer students enrolled in its colleges and universities this spring when compared to last spring. More...

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Faculty need to reclaim narrative on higher education

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Aldemaro Romero. There is a great deal of misinformation about higher education, particularly when it comes to what faculty members do, how they do it, and why it matters. Among the many “urban legends” that have become popular in many quarters – including in political circles – is that because education in general, and higher education in particular, are part of the service sector, the increase in the cost of that service must be blamed on labor. In other words, the fault lies with expensive faculty. More...

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Massive cuts to higher education a loser for Illinois

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "chicago.suntimes logo"By Sun-Times Editorial Board. Back in 2009, the president of Southern Illinois University told us: “All of the state’s universities are in crisis mode right now.”
That was before statewide higher education budget cuts totaling $500 million in the last five years. And before Gov. Bruce Rauner said he wants to chop another $387 million, or 31.5 percent, from next year’s budget. For the University of Illinois’ three campuses, that would come to a $209 million cut. More...

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Senate, House OK Education Bills For Undocumented Students

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "courant.com logo"By . The Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow the children of undocumented immigrants to apply for college tuition assistance, even though they lack a Social Security card and other documents required to fill out financial aid forms.
"I'm ecstatic,'' said Alison Martinez-Carrasco, a 21-year-old junior at UConn who came to Hartford from Ecuador with her parents at age 4. More...

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Bernie Sanders issues bill to make 4-year colleges tuition-free

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By and . Senator Bernie Sanders has officially introduced a bill that would eliminate undergraduate tuition. Titled the “College for All Act,” the bill would eliminate the $70 billion dollar tuition costs at all 4-year public colleges and universities.
Under the plan, the Federal Government would cover 67% — $47 billion dollars each year — of the costs.
States would be required to produce the remaining 33% of the costs, or 23 billion dollars. More...

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Among state universities, a fight for rich students

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "cbsnews logo"By Lynn O'Shaughnessy. In order to boost their revenue by moving up in popular college rankings, public universities are increasingly awarding merit scholarships to affluent students who live within their borders -- and beyond. This often comes at the expense of the institutions' own state residents, according to a new study by the New American Foundation, a centrist think tank that explored the merit aid practices at 424 public colleges and universities. Read more...

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