29 septembre 2015

A simpler financial-aid calculator spreads

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. A simplified financial-aid calculator — much easier to use than the federally mandated calculators that most colleges create — has begun spreading beyond Wellesley College, where it began two years ago. More...

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College presidents offer frank talk about schools' challenges

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. The presidents of Virginia’s public colleges and universities are warning that the state no longer can assume that everything will be okay with their institutions. More...

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Colleges, universities adopt Aruba Mobility Academy Courses

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Aruba Networks, an HP company, (NYSE: HPQ) today announced that it has expanded the coursework offered by its Aruba Mobility Academy, which has been adopted by higher education institutions around the globe since its launch in 2014. More...

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More than a revenue source

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. In an era of state funding cutbacks and declining enrollments, some community colleges are finding that the corporate college model can be a great way to grow revenue. But they have many other benefits, from increasing enrollment to encouraging philanthropy. More...

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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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