14 juin 2015

A Path to Debt-Free

HomeBy Michael Stratford. Seeking to put some policy heft behind the progressive vision of debt-free college that is gaining steam on the campaign trail, Senator Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday outlined a sweeping college affordability agenda to “dramatically reform” higher education. Read more...

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Going Off List

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. It’s a given: committees in administrative searches will check references beyond those included on a candidate’s résumé. The stakes of the appointment are high, so why rely only on the references the candidate has put forward, the thinking goes. Read more...

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Flawed Evaluations

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. They’re almost universally loathed by professors as being too subjective and an unreliable indicator of performance. But beyond that, surprisingly little is known about student evaluations of faculty teaching. Read more...

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Catalog to Completion

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. California has one of the largest community college systems in the country, and its four-year universities are so challenged for space that they need many students to start at community colleges. Read more...

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Poor Grades From the Public

HomeBy Jacqueline Thomsen. A national poll released by the Robert Morris University Polling Institute Monday found that only a little more than half of respondents viewed the college selection process favorably and less than half thought colleges were doing enough to help graduates find jobs. Read more...

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Change in Tone

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Like many university leaders, Chancellor Rebecca Blank of the University of Wisconsin at Madison has had her ups and downs with the faculty. She butted heads with some professors in her support for a now-dead plan to make the university system into a more autonomous public authority, for example, but earned faculty praise when she defended professors against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s suggestion that faculty members might be shirking their teaching responsibilities. Read more...

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Debt Relief Unveiled

HomeBy Michael Stratford. The federal government will forgive the debt of thousands of former students of Corinthian Colleges, the Obama administration said Monday as it announced a new debt relief plan that will extend to all federal borrowers who can prove they were defrauded by their college. Read more...

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Changes Planned for Foreign Student Work Program

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. As part of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration announced last fall, the White House said that the Department of Homeland Security would propose changes to “expand and extend the use” of the optional practical training (OPT) program, which currently provides temporary work authorization to international students for 12 months postgraduation with an additional 17-month extension for students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Read more...

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2 + 2 Shouldn't = 5

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. One of the largest barriers to completing a bachelor's degree is losing credits when transferring from a community college. Even with articulation agreements between two-year and four-year institutions, a significant number of credits may end up lost in the shuffle. Read more...

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Overseeing the Outsourced

HomeBy Michael Stratford. Colleges in recent years have increasingly turned to outside companies to manage parts of the financial aid process and provide other services to students. And the boom in outsourcing now has federal regulators racing to keep up. Read more...

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