13 décembre 2015

Race on Campus: The Latest

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Threat against black students at Kean turns out to have been hoax; Harvard drops use of title "master" for leaders of residential colleges; 12-day Brandeis sit-in ends; a Kentucky legend defends mural that was covered up. Read more...

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Measuring Competency

HomeBy Paul Fain. A preliminary snapshot of the academic skills of students who are enrolled in a new, aggressive form of competency-based education is out, and the results look good. Read more...

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Discount Much?

HomeBy Kellie Woodhouse. How high is too high a discount to offer students? Nearly 10 percent of colleges have rates of 60 percent or more. For some it appears to be a sign of distress, yet others see a strategy. Read more...

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The Missing Low-Income Students

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Since 2008, student aid from federal and institutional sources has increased. Political and foundation leaders have also focused on the importance of a postsecondary education, and the need to increase college attainment.
But in the years since 2008, the proportion of low-income recent high school graduates who enroll in college has seen a significant drop, according to a new analysis from the American Council on Education. Read more...

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More Complaints Than Findings

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Education Department has received more than 1,000 filings on racial harassment in higher ed in last seven years. But only a fraction result in any findings. Read more...

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Reversal on Recruiter Bonus Pay

HomeBy Michael Stratford. After two lawsuits by for-profit colleges, the Obama administration is backing down from its ban on colleges paying recruiters bonuses based on graduation rates. Read more...

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Graduates' Workplace Advantage

HomeBy Jake New. The effect of the 2008 financial crisis and recession on the employment prospects of college graduates peaked in 2010, when the underemployment rate of college graduates -- a metric that includes both unemployed people and workers in part-time jobs, as well as those who have stopped actively seeking a job -- was more than 10 percent. Read more...

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Collaboration or Merger?

HomeBy Kellie Woodhouse. Maryland officials call a proposal to merge a commuter institution with a HBCU a "far-reaching, risky scheme," arguing instead that joint degree programs can better end decades of racial inequity among the state's public colleges. Read more...

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'MOOCs, High Technology and Higher Learning'

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Where are massive open online courses now, and where are they going? Robert A. Rhoads, professor of education at the University of California at Los Angeles, tackles those questions in MOOCs, High Technology and Higher Learning (Johns Hopkins University Press), in which he places MOOCs in the broader context of open courseware. Read more...

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Locked Out

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Journal editors, did you remember to pay your web hosting bill? If the answer is no, you could find yourself locked out of your own website. Read more...

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