31 juillet 2015

Researchers Plan ‘Credential Registry’ to Compare Educational Qualifications

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Students’ academic paths are more varied than ever. Someone might earn a bachelor’s degree in English or history from a selective college, and then go on to General Assembly’s boot camp to get a coding degree or certificate. More...

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Blackboard Is for Sale in Auction That Might Draw $3-Billion Bids

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Blackboard, the giant provider of learning-management software, is for sale. According to the Reuters news agency, the privately held software company is seeking a buyer unfazed by an estimated $3-billion price tag. The company has hired two banks to conduct an auction to find such a buyer. Blackboard was taken private in a buyout four years ago. Since then, it has faced increased competition from educational-technology start-ups. More...

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San Jose State President, Who Led Online Push, Will Leave for Post in Afghanistan

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Mohammad H. Qayoumi, whose aggressive moves in online education and campus technology drew sharp faculty criticism, announced on Monday that he would step down as president of San Jose State University next month in order to serve as chief technology adviser to the president of Afghanistan, reports the San Jose Mercury News. More...

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House Passes Bill That Would Add $8.75 Billion to NIH Budget

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation on Friday that would increase the National Institutes of Health’s budget by $8.75 billion over the next five years, The New York Times and The Washington Post reported on Friday. More...

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College Sues Middle States Commission Over Loss of Accreditation

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Sojourner-Douglass College has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Middle States Commission on Higher Education for revoking the institution’s accreditation over financial problems, The Baltimore Sun reports. In February the commission denied Sojourner-Douglass’s appeal of Middle States’ decision, announced last fall, and the predominantly black college was officially stripped of its accreditation on Tuesday. More...

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Appeals Court Deals Setback to Unpaid Interns in Compensation Case

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A federal appeals court has dealt a setback to unpaid interns who had sued a movie studio over their compensation, The New York Times reported. More...

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Small For-Profit College Closes in California

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Four-D College, a small for-profit institution that focused on training students for careers in health-care fields, said on Sunday that it would close its doors, effective immediately, the San Bernardino Sun reports. More...

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Investigation Finds High Dropout Rates at Unaccredited Law Schools

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Nearly nine out of 10 students who attend unaccredited law schools in California drop out within four years, according to an investigation by the Los Angeles Times. More...

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How to Simplify the Fafsa? Student-Aid Officials’ Group Weighs In

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators is out with recommendations for how to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the Fafsa. Making the application less cumbersome is a popular cause, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the College Board, and the chairman of the U.S. Senate’s education committee, Lamar Alexander, among others. More...

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U. of New Hampshire’s President Condemns Guide to ‘Bias-Free Language’

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A University of New Hampshire guide to “bias-free language” drew criticism on Wednesday from social-media posts that cited it as an example of political correctness gone too far, and it was even condemned by the college’s president. The Associated Press reports the president, Mark W. Huddleston, said the guide, which calls use of the word “American” problematic, among other things, is not campus policy. More...

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