23 octobre 2015

A Tragic Friday

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Shootings at two universities Friday morning each left a freshman dead. The shootings came a week after a lone gunman killed nine people and injured seven more at Oregon's Umpqua Community College in the third-most-deadly mass shooting ever to occur on a college campus. Read more...

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Army U

HomeBy Josh Logue. Everyone in the U.S. Army, from top officers to new recruits, gets some kind of training. Soon, many of those trainees will also be in college. Sort of. Read more...

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You Can't Sell What's Not Yours

HomeBy Josh Logue. A theology college in Massachusetts is facing scrutiny and a government investigation over allegations that it illegally tried to sell Native American artifacts. The school denies the charges, which involve objects subject to repatriation. Read more...

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Advantage: Arrogance

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Contrasting self-report and consensus ratings of intellectual humility and arrogance,” in the current Journal of Research in Personality, involves two studies. Both were designed to compare and contrast students’ self-ratings of their intellectual humility with the ratings of peers who were mere acquaintances, and also peers with whom they’d worked over several months. Read more...

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Grand Challenges All Around

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Considered an underrated powerhouse by some, Indiana University grabbed the attention of other research universities last month when it announced a $300 million initiative aimed at asking -- and answering -- some of the world’s biggest questions. Read more...

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A Nuanced Look at (Some) 2-Year Students

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The easy headline to be drawn from new research (abstract here) examining the preparation and outcomes of students at two- and four-year colleges is that traditional-age students who enroll at community colleges are less likely to earn a bachelor's degree within six years than are comparably qualified students who go straight to four-year colleges. Read more...

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'Revolution in Higher Education'

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Richard DeMillo is a scholar of the evolution of higher education and a proponent of change. The Charlotte B. and Roger C. Warren Chair of Computing and director of the Center for 21st Century Universities at the Georgia Institute of Technology, DeMillo explored this evolution in a 2011 book, Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities (MIT Press). Now, he's back with a new book, also from MIT, Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable. Inside Higher Ed blogger Joshua Kim discusses the book here. Read more...

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Endowments Under Fire Again

HomeBy Michael Stratford. The nation's wealthiest colleges and universities may want to brace themselves for another round of federal scrutiny over their endowments and executive compensation, if a congressional hearing held Wednesday is any guide. Read more...

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Humanities Majors' Salaries

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The American Academy of Arts & Sciences -- an advocate for the humanities and general education -- is today releasing a series of studies on the employability and earnings of those who majored in the humanities. The studies don’t contest that those who earn bachelor’s degrees earn less, on average, than those who major in other fields.
But the studies show that graduates with degrees in the humanities earn much more than the average for all American workers (a group that includes many without college degrees), challenging those who suggest that a degree in the humanities is a waste, at least financially. Read more...

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States Grow Need-Based Aid

HomeBy Kellie Woodhouse. Funding for undergraduate need-based grant aid increased nationwide from about $7 billion in 2013 to about $7.4 billion in 2014, an increase of 4 percent when adjusted for inflation, according to a report released today by the National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs. Read more...

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