29 septembre 2015

Higher education is broken — here’s how we fix it

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Is graduate school “broken”? I ask this advisedly, for talk about “broken” institutions has become a tired cliché. But it’s a tricky question in this case, because you can declare something broken only if you know how it’s supposed to work in the first place. More...

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Can you fix education with texts?

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Facing some of America’s biggest education challenges, Benjamin Castleman thinks small. In his new book, The 160-Character Solution: How Text Messaging and Other Behavioral Strategies can Improve Education, the University of Virginia education professor argues that the humble text message can boost student achievement, improve study habits and help students stay on track in the transition from high school to college. More...

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Pearson launches contest with Hour of Code

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. It should come as no surprise that computer science is booming. According to Code.org, it’s a top paying college degree and computer-programming jobs are growing at 2X the national average. But although women currently hold more than 51 percent of all professional occupations in the U.S., they hold only approximately 26 percent of all computing-related occupations. More...

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The nation’s wealthiest colleges saddling poorest students with debt

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. New York University is among the country’s wealthiest schools. Backed by its $3.5B endowment as well as its considerable fundraising prowess, the school has built campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai financed by foreign governments, is investing billions in SoHo real estate, and given its star faculty loans to buy summer homes. More...

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Developments of pilot college program for prisoners

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Then, he walks through the first of a few metal detectors, and stands still to have a wand waved across his body and to be patted down. Heppard is escorted through five locked or guarded doors and gates before arriving to the bare, windowless classroom where he teaches philosophy courses as part of the New Jersey Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prisons Consortium. More...

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Most universities plan to release individual results of AAU survey

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Most universities taking part in a massive effort to survey students about their experiences with sexual assault and harassment will release their individual, campus-specific results starting this week. More...

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‘White Only,’ ‘Black Only’ signs at UB linked to student art project

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Campus police at the University at Buffalo removed signs saying “White Only” and “Black Only” Wednesday afternoon from Clemens Hall on the North Campus in Amherst. A university spokesperson said a police investigation found that the signs “were part of a student art project.” More...

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How tech is improving college success rates, breaking poverty cycle

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Isn't it great when technology works out even better than expected? 
That's exactly our experience at Students Rising Above in San Francisco, where we have been trying to figure out a way to provide more help and guidance to low-income, first-generation college students. More...

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UD to create new corporation to commercialize technology

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. UD's school of engineering, school of business and school of law are working together on the initiative, which they are calling Leonardo Enterprises. More...

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K-State sold-out crowd experiences tech improvements

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Fans attending Wildcat football games at Bill Snyder Family Stadium will benefit from a new connectivity network as K-State Athletics has partnered with leading companies Boingo Wireless on a new Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and Aruba Networks on a new Wi-Fi network for improved wireless service. More...

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