31 juillet 2015

Bergen Community College Cuts 64 Lecturer Positions to Save Money

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Bergen Community College has cut 64 full-time lecturer positions in an effort to save money, The Record, a New Jersey newspaper, reports. The college says the move will save $934,000. More...

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Black Students Are Among the Least-Prepared for College, Report Says

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . African-American students’ college readiness is lagging compared with that of other underrepresented students, according to a new report released on Monday by ACT and the United Negro College Fund. Sixty-two percent of African-American students who graduated from high school in 2014 and took the ACT met none of the organization’s four benchmarks that measure college readiness, which was twice the rate for all students. More...

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Student-Loan Servicer Is Ordered to Pay Back $16 Million to Borrowers

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ordered a private student-loan servicer to refund nearly $16 million to borrowers after the federal agency found evidence of illegal practices. According to a consent order filed by the bureau, Discover Bank overstated in billing statements the minimum amount borrowers had to pay, engaged in illegal collecting practices, and did not provide necessary tax information to borrowers. More...

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That Time Donald Trump Started a ‘University’ (and an Amazing Blog)

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Donald Trump, the celebrity billionaire whose bid for the Republican presidential nomination has been a source of mild to major annoyance for, well, most people, is hardly overseeing his first bid to educate the American public. To say so would be to forget Trump University, the virtual, for-profit “college” he started in 2005. More...

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Financial-Services Company Is Accused of Misleading Students

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed a complaint against a financial-services company, Student Financial Aid Services Inc., that it says illegally misled students. The federal bureau announced on Thursday that it had filed a proposed consent order that, if approved by a federal judge, would require the company to pay $5.2 million back to consumers. More...

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Moody’s Upgrades Higher Ed’s Outlook From ‘Negative’ to ‘Stable’

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded its outlook for the higher-education sector from “negative” to “stable,” citing expected increases in state funding and federal research funding. Higher education had been assigned a “negative” outlook since January 2013. More...

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Education Dept. Updates List of Colleges It’s Watching Closely

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Last month the U.S. Department of Education updated its list of colleges subject to stricter financial monitoring because of concerns about their management or other problems. The new list of colleges under heightened cash monitoring has 413 institutions subject to the first level of scrutiny and 70 colleges subject to the second, more restrictive level. More...

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Shaw U. Revises Policy After Denying Admission to Student With Cerebral Palsy

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Shaw University has revised its admissions policy after its revocation of admission to a student with cerebral palsy prompted a federal complaint, WRAL-TV reports. The historically black college, in Raleigh, N.C., initially admitted Alamari Moore, but when it learned of his condition, it rescinded the offer out of concern that it couldn’t accommodate his needs. More...

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Course on Graphic Novels Doesn’t Need a Warning, Professor Decides

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A literature course including four graphic novels that one student found offensive won’t get a disclaimer after all. The Redland Daily Facts reports that the professor at Crafton Hills College has decided not to add a warning to the syllabus about the graphic novels’ content. More...

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Campus Crime Has Fallen by 25% in the Last 10 Years

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The U.S. Education Department’s annual look at crime statistics in education is out, and chock full of broad information about campus crime. More...

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