06 septembre 2015

Professor warns against saying 'illegal aliens,' 'male,' 'female'

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. A cultural studies instructor at Washington State University has warned her students that they could face disciplinary action-and in some cases, failure of her class-if they use certain terms she deems unacceptable, including "illegal aliens," "tranny" and the words "males" and "females" to refer to men and women. More...

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Why are colleges really going test-optional?

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. It's an increasingly popular move in higher education. Hundreds of schools no longer require student applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores. More...

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Community colleges to study impact of engagement on outcomes

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Leading community college network Achieving the Dream announced, today, a new collaboration with Echo360 to explore which student engagement behaviors and pedagogical strategies may be leveraged for greater student persistence and completion. More...

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Group proposes cigarette tax to help lower college tuition prices

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. A group of college friends in Idaho is hoping to make attending college more affordable, one pack of cigarettes at a time. More...

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University endowment returns fall with equity, bond markets

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. U.S. public-university endowments, including the country’s second-wealthiest at the University of Texas, are reporting fiscal 2015 returns that fail to meet the annual industry standard. More...

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Cracking content marketing for higher education

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Your school needs content marketing. In fact, it relies on it. It has done it for years; it’s just never had a name before. More...

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Hutchinson wants revamp of higher education funding

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday the state’s current formula for funding higher education is outdated and needs to be re-evaluated. More...

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Colleges struggle to blend tech, teacher-training lesson plans

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. On a typical day in Corey Gilman's second-grade class, students view and listen to books on a Smart Board, following the text in their hardcover readers; they collaborate in small groups named for colors; and take turns using an iPod to listen to a reading of books they wrote by hand and then narrated. In between, they take "brain breaks" – 30-second bursts of moving and stretching under Gilman's direction. All the while, Gilman's iPad never seems to leave his hand. More...

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Obama has not finalized post-presidential plans: White House

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. President Barack Obama has made no final decisions about what he will do after leaving office, the White House said on Monday, following comments by Columbia University's president that he looked forward to welcoming Obama back to campus in 2017. More...

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Entering prison with a syllabus

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. So goes the compact black prisoners made with each other during the swell of Apartheid in the 1960's. In a lime quarry on Robben Island, several miles off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, Nelson Mandela and his fellow prisoners educated others under the brutal watch of white guards. More...

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