16 août 2015

Defining College

HomeBy Paul Fain. The Association of American Colleges and Universities has worked to make its voice heard in discussions about competency-based education, MOOCs and other trendy alternatives to traditional higher education. Read more...

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'The Stanford Prison Experiment'

HomeBy Jacqueline Thomsen. The Stanford University prison experiment was abruptly ended 44 years ago after treatment of pseudoprisoners by pseudoguards, both played by students, escalated too far for the researchers to tolerate. Read more...

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Division in Christian Higher Ed

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Union University, in Tennessee, has quit the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, saying it cannot remain in a Christian group in which some member institutions will hire people in same-sex marriages. Read more...

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Clinton's Big Plan for Higher Ed

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Hillary Clinton will today unveil a massive plan to make higher education more affordable, student loan debt less burdensome and states accountable for supporting their public colleges. Read more...

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Ending the FAFSA List

HomeBy Michael Stratford. The U.S. Department of Education plans to end its longstanding practice of giving colleges certain student information that some institutions may use against students as they apply for admission and financial aid. Read more...

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The Non-Ratings Future

HomeBy Michael Stratford. After more than two years of anxiety over how the Obama administration planned to judge their institutions, many college and university leaders exhaled deeply earlier this summer when federal officials dropped their plan to create a college ratings system. Read more...

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A Bigger Federal Role

HomeBy Michael Stratford. Hillary Clinton’s higher education plan announced Monday highlights the growing consensus among Democrats on how to tackle rising tuition: send federal money to states that agree, in return, to lower or eliminate tuition at their public colleges -- and enact other reforms. Read more...

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Does Online Ed Lack 'Integrity'?

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. A line about the integrity of online learning in Hillary Clinton’s higher education plan has experts on online education questioning the candidate’s grasp of the market. Read more...

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Consortium Under Construction

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. How do you build a higher education technology consortium from scratch?
Colorado State University, Indiana University, the University of Florida and the University of Michigan last summer announced the formation of Unizin, a digital learning consortium. Read more...

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Triaging Textbook Costs

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. When the University of Michigan at Flint recently took inventory of the textbooks used by students during the winter 2015 semester, it found what American Enterprise Institute scholar Mark J. Perry called a “new milestone” in the textbook affordability debate: a $400 textbook. Read more...

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