14 février 2016

2015 Carnegie Classification of over 4,660 universities, colleges released

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. The 2015 edition of the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is now available. Produced by an Indiana University research center, it is the most comprehensive review of institutional diversity at more than 4,660 colleges and universities in the United States. More...

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The SAT is changing, but will it increase access to higher ed?

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Starting in March 2016, students will be taking a new version of the SAT. The redesigned SAT claims that it will remove barriers to college, making it possible for more students to own their future.
The redesigned SAT also claims to be returning to its original 1901 purpose, which was to create greater access to higher education for a diverse population. More...

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Universities want more stable funding from state

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Michigan's 15 public universities are hoping to convince legislators to establish "consistent and sufficient" funding in this year's budget cycle, even as requests grow to use spare state money to deal with crises in Flint and the Detroit Public Schools. More...

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Lasell becomes 20th school to become conflict-free

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Lasell College has approved a new procurement policy that gives preference, when possible, to electronics companies that are not connected with mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo that promote sexualized violence, child abductions, and murder within those regions. More...

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Grant supports education-workforce alignment

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. The grant will directly support the Education Workforce Innovation Network (EWIN), administered by CELL, which identifies and works to close gaps in education-workforce alignment through regional partnerships among school corporations, institutions of higher education, workforce development agencies, business and industry, nonprofit organizations and other stakeholders. More...

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International solutions to teacher training issues

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Professional development of American teachers costs up to $18B a year with at least half of that spent on workshops for teachers. But no matter how much we spend, it doesn’t seem to result in much improvement in student achievement. More...

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Chapman University says thank you for not smoking

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Starting Monday, dozens of ashtrays atop trash cans will be moved out and signs along the lines of "Thank you for not smoking" will be moved in as Chapman University becomes the latest of Orange County's smoke-free campuses. More...

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Cornell University to consider divesting fossil fuel investments

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Cornell University’s trustees are planning to discuss divesting from fossil fuels, an issue that many of the richest U.S. schools have grappled with while only a few have taken action to purge their endowments of oil, gas and coal company stocks. More...

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Flagship universities are filling up with out-of-state students

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. America’s most prominent public universities were founded to serve the people of their states, but they are enrolling record numbers of students from elsewhere to maximize tuition revenue as state support for higher education withers. More...

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Idea of higher ed mergers gains traction in Arkansas

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. At the last legislative session, Rep. Mark Lowery drafted a bill seeking to bring the University of Central Arkansas in Conway into the Arkansas State University System. More...

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