24 janvier 2016

Howard University takes step toward sale of spectrum rights

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Howard University said Wednesday that it would join other broadcasters in taking part in a Federal Communications Commission auction that could entail selling the rights to the spectrum on which it broadcasts the nation’s only black-owned public television station. More...

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Trinity College president talks race, relevancy of liberal arts

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Last fall, when Joanne Berger-Sweeney began her first year as the president of Trinity College – the small and selective liberal arts school neatly tucked into the middle of Hartford, Connecticut – she knew she was stepping into a role in which she would stand out. More...

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Colleges reduced carbon emissions by 13 percent per foot since 2007

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. A scientific analysis of energy usage and carbon emissions data from 343 U.S. colleges and universities found that emissions per square foot declined by 13 percent between 2007 and 2014, according to a new report from Sightlines and the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Sustainability Institute. More...

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What presidential candidate is getting the most money from higher ed?

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Not for decades have national issues that affect colleges and universities – such as financial aid allocation, student loan debt and campus diversity – been as prominent in a Presidential race as they are this year, political experts say. More...

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4-year degree for $25K? Here's how Rowan is making it happen

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Rowan University is partnering with two colleges to offer a four-year degree at a fraction of the usual cost. More...

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A larger window shows more student success

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Community college graduation rates over four years are significantly higher than on-time (two-year) graduation, according to new federal data. More...

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A way to start paying college athletes

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. I wrote my first article for The New York Times about the N.C.A.A. four years ago. Appearing in the magazine, it was headlined “Let’s Start Paying College Athletes.” Although I had been a college basketball fan all my life, I had never paid much attention to the inner workings of the N.C.A.A. More...

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Telling the story of competency-based higher education

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. A report released today provides the most detailed and accurate description to date of what competency-based education (CBE) looks like from the perspectives of learners, higher education professionals, policymakers and others involved in this rapidly expanding movement. More...

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The dramatic shift among professors hurting education

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. If you've spent time in a college or university any time in the past quarter-century you probably aren't surprised to hear that professors have become strikingly more liberal. In 1990, according to survey data by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA, 42 percent of professors identified as "liberal" or "far-left." By 2014, that number had jumped to 60 percent. More...

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New partnership to support mental health of college students of color

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Today, The JED Foundation (JED) and the Steve Fund, two leading mental health organizations, announced a joint plan to provide colleges and universities with recommended practices for improving support for the mental health and emotional well-being of America’s college students of color. More...

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