22 janvier 2016

A New Call for Reform of Admissions

HomeIt's time for competitive college admissions to undergo significant changes, according to a report, “Turning the Tide,” issued Wednesday by the Making Caring Common program at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. Read more...

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Tracking States on Transfer

HomeNationwide, just 14 percent of students who first enroll at a community college transfer and eventually earn a four-year degree within a six-year period, according to a new report from the Community College Research Center at Columbia University's Teachers College, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Fund and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Read more...

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Yale Receives $50 Million Gift to Support Humanities

HomeAn anonymous donor has given Yale University $50 million to create a central physical home for the humanities on the campus. Read more...

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Report on Graduate School Admissions

HomeA new report by the Council of Graduate Schools finds that admissions leaders in graduate programs view "holistic" review -- in which applicants are evaluated individually, without a simple grid to determine decisions -- as effective generally and as a tool to increase diversity of student bodies. Read more...

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Warrior-Scholar Project Continues Expansion

HomeThe Warrior-Scholar Program hosts academic boot camps for veterans of the U.S. military to help them make the transition to college. Read more...

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National Science Board Releases Indicators Report

HomeThe U.S. is still the world’s leading science and engineering enterprise, but China is quickly closing that gap, according to a the National Science Board’s 2016 Science and Engineering Indicators report. Read more...

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Accreditors Seek to Challenge Consumer Bureau's Power

HomeA group of national accreditors is seeking to weigh in on the dispute between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools over whether that controversial accrediting organization has to hand over records to the consumer bureau. Read more...

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Sluggish Recovery of State Funding for Public Colleges

HomeState funding for public higher education has increased in the five years since the recession. However, those increases are not keeping pace with inflation. Just two states -- Utah and Massachusetts -- have had operating-fund support for public higher education that matched or surpassed the rate of inflation in each of those five years, according to a new report from the University of Alabama's Education Policy Center. Read more...

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Black Students Less Likely to Seek Mental Health Help

HomeAfrican-American students feel less mentally prepared for college than white students do but are also less likely to discuss those concerns or seek help for mental health issues, a new study has found. Read more...

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S&P Issues Bifurcated Outlook for Higher Ed

HomeIn recent years the number of credit-rating downgrades to colleges and universities has significantly outnumbered the number of upgrades given by Standard & Poor's credit rating agency. Read more...

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