27 mars 2016

Report on How Federal Aid Policies Affect Tuition

HomeWhen federal aid increases, the goal, of course, is to help students afford their tuition. Read more...

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How Corinthian Recruited Homeless Students

HomeThe California attorney general last week released thousands of pages of documents in the state's lawsuit against Corinthian Colleges, which collapsed last year. ProPublica analyzed the documents and has now published numerous email messages and documents showing how recruiters for Corinthian enrolled homeless people and helped them borrow money. Read more...

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Talks Over Federal Debt Relief Rules End in Stalemate

HomeA U.S. Department of Education rule-making panel on Friday failed to reach agreement on new standards for when federal student loan borrowers can seek debt forgiveness on the grounds that they were misled or defrauded by their colleges. Read more...

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Duke Non-Tenure-Track Professors Unionize

HomeDuke University's non-tenure-track faculty members have voted, 174 to 29, to unionize and to be represented by the Service Employees International Union. Read more...

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Survey: Students' Preference in Presidential Election

HomePreliminary results from a national survey of college students found that Senator Bernie Sanders, the independent from Vermont who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, is students' preferred presidential candidate by a wide margin. Read more...

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'The Good Wife' on Plagiarism

HomeThe Good Wife, the CBS drama series whose writers Inside Higher Ed has previously suspected keep up with higher education news, on Sunday tackled educational technology -- specifically, antiplagiarism software turning up "false positives." Read more...

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U.S. Seeks to Expand Educational Ties With Cuba

HomeThe White House made a series of announcements on Monday related to expanding U.S.-Cuba educational exchanges timed with President Obama's visit to the island. These include a new $1 million commitment from "the Cuban American community" to the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, a public-private partnership that seeks to expand student exchange throughout the Western Hemisphere. Read more...

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Calif. 2-Year-College Board Votes to Find New Accreditor

HomeThe California Community Colleges Board of Governors voted Monday to find a new accreditor for the system's 113 two-year institutions. Read more...

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Study Examines Attitudes on Digital Media

HomeStudents and faculty members wildly disagree about one another's knowledge of digital media, a new study found. Nearly half of students (45 percent) surveyed by VideoBlocks EDU, a copyright-free stock media provider, described themselves as highly digitally literate, though only 14 percent of faculty members agreed. Read more...

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Paper on Standardized Assessments of Learning

HomeA new report from New America, a think tank, looks at research on the assessment of college learning. The paper by Fredrik DeBoer, a lecturer at Purdue University, tracks the overall push for more assessment and data collection in higher education. Read more...

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