30 septembre 2015

Law bans golden parachutes for community college brass

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. The measure bars the trustees of community colleges from approving similar deals for departing executives. It would prohibit any agreement that costs more than one year's salary and it limits contracts for presidents to four years. More...

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OnlyBoth benchmarks 1,899 private colleges

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. OnlyBoth today launched its collegiate financial benchmarking engine, which enables unbiased comparisons among 1,899 private, post-secondary educational institutions across the United States. Using federal data on colleges that follow the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) accounting standards, the new website highlights the power of benchmarking engines and the applications of automated writing. More...

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Guidance for competency based education experimental site released

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. The Obama Administration has worked steadily to increase access to and completion of high quality degrees for students of all ages and backgrounds. One specific thrust has been to remove barriers that stand in the way of innovation in higher education, including those that prevent promising new educational models from expanding. Competency based education (CBE) is one example of a promising new delivery model with the potential to improve degree completion, reduce costs to students and improve transparency and alignment of learning outcomes to the needs of employers and society. More...

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Colleges join together on safety app

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Millersville University, Elizabethtown College, and Franklin & Marshall College have joined efforts to promote greater campus security with the launch of LiveSafe, the leading mobile technology solution that is heralding a paradigm shift toward a campus culture of safety at colleges across the country. More...

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29 septembre 2015

Gov. Nixon announces increased funding for higher education

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday a 6 percent increase in funding for the higher education system in Missouri. More...

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Udacity partners with Google to expand nanodegree program to India

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Online education company Udacity will start offering classes tailored to Indian students, marking the startup’s first effort to target a country outside the U.S. More...

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Mission matters in American higher education

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Earlier this month, Adam Davidson wrote a fascinating yet deeply troubling piece in the New York Times titled: "Is College Tuition Really Too High?" Davidson explores the relationship between the student and the aid offered to the student by the college or university in which the student enrolls. More...

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Undocumented college students rally against higher tuition bills

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Immigration advocates say some colleges and universities in Missouri are discriminating against undocumented students by charging them higher tuition. More...

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How to recruit millennials? Pay their college loans

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Along with competitive pay, employers offer a range of benefits in hopes of attracting the best and brightest workers. But few companies actually break out their checkbooks to help younger employees cope with what many experts say is a burgeoning financial crisis: soaring student debt. More...

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Cengage Learning acquires Learning Objects

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Cengage Learning, a leading global education company, today announced the acquisition of Learning Objects, a Washington, D.C.-based education technology company. Learning Objects powers innovative, customized and adaptive online learning programs and courses to higher education institutions through its state-of-the-art learning platform and instructional design services. More...

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