30 septembre 2015

Data reveals stark gaps in grad rates between poor, wealthy students

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. A new report released Thursday provides a detailed look at the graduation rates of low-income college students. At many colleges, low-income students graduate at much lower rates than their high-income peers. More...

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Midwest college deploys low-cost RTLS for emergencies

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. A Midwestern community college has selected a solution to bring wireless alert-sending technology to its hundreds of faculty members as school starts this fall. The solution, a version of the HelpAlert real-time location system (RTLS) from RF Technologies (RFT), consists of Wi-Fi-based RFID tags strategically mounted under tables and podiums so that instructors can summon help in the event of an emergency. More...

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Obama's investing in a community college idea that's already working

University Business Magazine logoBy Tim Goral. Earlier this year, when President Barack Obama unveiled his plan to make community college free for more students, he also proposed increased funding for career-based education and job training programs. More...

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Student debt is all our business

University Business Magazine logoBy Tim Goral. “If there was a nuclear war, the only thing that would be left would be cockroaches and student debt.” More...

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College rankings miss the mark

University Business Magazine logoBy Tim Goral. After heavy lobbying from some of the nation's most elite institutions of higher education, the president has just abandoned his effort to rank the nation's 7,000 colleges and universities. More...

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Making college more affordable, one text at a time

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. What's the tiniest change you can think of to create the biggest improvement in someone's well-being?
That's the question at the heart of the first annual report by the new Social and Behavioral Sciences Team inside the White House. More...

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Obama scorecard proves we all need a liberal education

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. My father was a serious baseball fan, appreciating the beauty of the game he had played seriously as a young man. While he understood stats and scorecards, knowing even the most beautiful of numbers was not what he thought baseball was about. More...

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University using technology to help fight human trafficking

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. According to the Department of Justice, St. Louis is a hub for human trafficking, but there is no centralized data base that quantifies or even maps the problem. That’s where Dr. Rumi Price from Washington University School of Medicine comes in. She and her team along with the University of Missouri – Columbia are working to map it out. More...

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New Jersey college starts social media expertise center

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. As more jobs require applicants to have an expertise in social media, Centenary College is opening a new academic center to train students and the public in the use of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other platforms. More...

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Education Department announces open educational resources hire

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. The Education Department is making good on its promise to make online content openly licensed and free to teachers, parents and administrators who want to use it for educational purposes. More...

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