14 février 2016

It should be easier for CC students to transfer to private schools

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. For my series of columns on community colleges, I have focused on efforts at the community college level to get students to move on to four-year state schools. I never thought much about their transferring to private colleges, a shameful mental lapse given what I have learned from a new report from the Edvance Foundation. More...

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Veterans to higher ed: Big room for improvement

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. More than 1 million veterans and their families are taking advantage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill to attend college. But thousands are still attracted to for-profit schools. Are they aiming high enough? Are for-profits really the best fit for those who served. More...

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CBORD and Uber partner

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Continuing to add more convenience, value, and fun to its already robust GET app, today CBORD announced some uber-exciting news: CBORD customers will be able to hail a ride on Uber and pay with their institutional ID card accounts. In a first-in-kind partnership for both parties, GET will be used as a means to authenticate payment for Uber. More...

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Colleges that ask applicants about brushes with the law draw scrutiny

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Those who check “yes,” even though they have never been convicted of any crime, face extra scrutiny — a call from the admissions office asking for additional information, the university says. More...

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Big data's coming of age in higher education

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. There was a lot of hype around big data in higher education in 2015. Colleges and universities, inundated with data from legacy systems and incentivized by renewed accountability pressures, have begun to link disparate information from across the campus. More...

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Why the University of Oregon turned to neighboring states for students

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Oregon’s flagship university boasts a well-heeled athletic program that has made it one of the most recognizable brands in college sports. Yet that has not shielded the University of Oregon from challenges facing many other public universities: A shrinking pipeline of local high school students and dwindling state appropriations. More...

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Oakland pledges to fund college for poor

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Oakland will launch a citywide effort Thursday to triple the number of college graduates coming out of public schools, an ambitious and expensive “cradle to career” plan that aims to reverse cycles of poverty and hopelessness by raising expectations that all children can thrive in school. More...

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State legislators try to push higher education funding forward

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. As Gov. Bruce Rauner spoke about putting more money into classrooms in his State of the State address Wednesday, there are efforts within the General Assembly to reinstate higher education funding. More...

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UNH, China University establish forensic technology research center

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. The University of New Haven’s Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science and the China University of Political Science and Law today announced the formation of the China-U.S. Forensic Technology Research Center. More...

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The poisonous reach of the college admissions process

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. The superintendent of schools for West Windsor and Plainsboro, New Jersey, was doing something laughable. That I knew from Twitter. He wanted to dumb down the high-school curriculum, turn it all touchy-feely. More...

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