05 juillet 2015

The tenure apocalypse

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Right now, college professors are taking a real beating at the state level. There was the state senator in North Carolina who wanted to codify a 4-4 teaching load. Then there was the one in Iowa who wanted to let students vote their “worst” professors out of a job. Now for the trifecta, there’s Scott Walker’s drive to undermine (some say “destroy”) professor tenure and shared governance at Wisconsin’s state universities.
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Sightlines to host summit for higher ed facilities, finance executives

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Sightlines, a leader in helping academic institutions better manage their facilities and capital investment strategies, will host its first-ever member conference for higher ed executives on November 9-11, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Newport, R.I.
For more information about the inaugural Sightlines Insight Summit, please go to http://www.sightlines.com/insights/insights-summit-15/.

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Why does a college degree cost so much?

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. In February 1970, with the school's storied quadrangle by the Charles River still in the grip of winter, Harvard University broke the bad news to students and their parents: Tuition was going up.
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Where college is free, children of uneducated parents still don’t go

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. There’s a saying in famously egalitarian Norway that Curt Rice, the American-born incoming president of the country’s third-biggest university, likes to rattle off: “We’re all sitting in the same boat.”
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Weigh pitfalls of employer-college partnerships

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Brandi King, a health plan adviser for Anthem, Inc, eagerly awaited the announcement from the higher-ups.
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How debates in higher ed terrorize our most ambitious students

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Today, if we pay attention to the loudest voices, we seem intent on terrorizing college students, especially the most ambitious and talented among them. The language of this assault is couched in terms of the rights of students to lucrative outcomes to their education immediately following graduation, accomplished in part by the shaping of higher education curricula to current vocational demands.
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Think black boys face a rough road to college? Try being a black girl

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. To the casual observer, Rhonda Rogombe is a record-holding high school athlete with a bright future. Newly graduated from Washington High School in Charles Town, West Virginia, the 18-year-old track and field star will head to Rutgers University in the fall to pursue a degree in economics.
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At Harvard, 'too Jewish' has become 'too Asian'

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Starting back in the 1970s, officials at America’s more selective colleges and universities began using racial preferences to increase the percentages of certain minority group students on campus. Preferences for certain groups, however, also means preferences against others.
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Higher ed spending gap narrows between state, federal government

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Between 1987 and 2012, states provided an average of 65 percent more funding for higher education than the federal government. But according to a new report by Pew Charitable Trust, that gap has narrowed considerably since the recession, with federal funding on the rise as state funding declines.
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Chris Christie's no fan of free college

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The idea of debt-free college is picking up steam on the 2016 campaign trail, but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a likely Republican presidential contender, doesn't think it's the best way to solve the college affordability problem.
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