20 décembre 2015

Here’s how Maine students will have access to courses at 500 colleges

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Maine college students will soon have seamless access to hundreds of higher education courses in 35 states thanks to a new program to which the state has just been accepted. More...

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Law schools race to meet students’ demands

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Justice might be blind, but for those teaching the law it has never been more important to keep a watchful eye on students’ expectations. Since the financial crisis of 2007-08, demand for law school places has been erratic. More...

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Higher ed institutions look to next gen student learning measurement

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Higher education institutions of all kinds — state, private and community — are increasingly being asked for more evidence of student learning. Many are looking for ways to demonstrate their students' general education skill levels and use information derived from student learning outcomes (SLO) assessments to enhance the learning experience on their campuses. More...

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California’s public universities in high demand, but have little room

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. A new report says increased demand and higher enrollment standards are making it more difficult than ever for California residents to get into the state’s public universities. More...

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University defends policy giving middle-class minorities an edge

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. With the constitutionality of race-based affirmative action hanging by a thread at the Supreme Court, University of Texas officials are struggling to explain a policy that gives an extra edge to Latino and African American students from middle-class households and top-performing high schools. More...

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New app feature matches students to compatible universities

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Boston-based standardized test app developer, LTG Exam Platform (LTG), today announced a new feature called ‘School Matcher’ for its free standardized test preparation apps, Prep4SAT and Prep4GMAT. More...

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Parents with a four-year college mindset

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. In the thesis study, Parents’ Predispositions For Four-Year Universities as Discerned by Their Children​, roughly 8 in 10 university students indicated their parents expected them to attend a four-year university. More...

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With diversity comes intensity in Amherst free speech debate

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Hundreds of students crammed into Amherst College’s Robert Frost Library for a sit-in against racial injustice that turned into a confessional, as one black or Hispanic student after another rose to talk about feelings of alienation and invisibility on campus. In the heat of the moment, the students drafted a list of demands for the administration. More...

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From megaphones to muzzles

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. It was students in California who birthed a new era on college campuses, one in which collegians would demand to be included, to be treated like adults and to have a very public say on such hotbed issues as civil rights and the Vietnam War. More...

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Free course teaches the basics of how to get the most out of college

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. The course, “U101: Understanding College and College Life,” is free through the online learning platform Coursera, which has a worldwide reach. It describes how colleges and universities operate, describes what faculty are looking for in college-level academic work, lists effective study strategies and suggests ways to select a major, among other topics. More...

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