20 décembre 2015

Link state universities' funds to performance

University Business LogoBy Tim Goral. UConn officials proposed a 31 percent tuition hike, to be phased in over four years. The news is the latest blow to the young people who attend, or plan to attend, Connecticut's public colleges. More...

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Ed Trust report on grad rates of underrepresented minority students

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. According to a new Ed Trust report, Rising Tide: Do College Grad Rate Gains Benefit All Students?, there have been real improvements: More than two-thirds of all four-year public colleges and universities increased graduation rates from 2003 to 2013. More...

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Democratizing college

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. On May 14, 1909, Science magazine published a piece by a Stanford mechanical engineer named Guido Hugo Marx with some interesting numbers. In 1870, Germany had one person per two thousand enrolled in one of its institutions of higher education, but by 1907, it was one per mil (.001). Comparatively, the US had one college student per seven hundred inhabitants in 1885, and one in every four hundred in 1905. More...

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Eight common enrollment marketing myths busted by new research

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Enrollment marketing continues to be a hot topic in higher ed as many institutions experience increased competition for a shrinking applicant pool and pressure to achieve ever-higher enrollment targets. More...

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Higher ed officials seek to make math courses relevant to careers

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Oklahoma higher education officials are taking a new approach to preparing students for success in mathematics and the career of their choice. More...

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University libraries adding caffeine

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Universities in Central Louisiana are updating their campus libraries, starting with an essential part of college life — coffee. More...

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Researchers examine of online learning for students with disabilities

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Across the nation, online education is becoming an increasingly important part of the school experience for many students. Yet close attention is not always paid to how this new educational horizon affects students with disabilities. More...

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University seeing progress on new recreation center

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. With the benefit of a $5M gift from an anonymous benefactor announced last year, Fairfield University has started to see work on a modernization and expansion of its recreation center in the middle of campus. More...

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Senate Democrats slam education chief's 'absurd' logic

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. A trio of Senate Democrats on Monday sharply rebuked outgoing Education Secretary Arne Duncan for comments in which he downplayed alleged wrongdoing committed by Education Management Corp., the for-profit college chain state and federal prosecutors accused of systematically defrauding taxpayers out of at least $11B. More...

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Blackboard acquires Blue Canary

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Blackboard announced the acquisition of Blue Canary, a higher education predictive analytics company that helps institutions glean powerful data-driven insights and use them to improve student success. More...

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