27 mars 2016

Accreditation Outside the Academy

HomeBy Paul Fain. As boot camps, online courses and other nontraditional academic offerings expand, several organizations angle to play an accreditor-like role in the growing space. Read more...

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Getting Ready for Another Corinthian

HomeBy Michael Stratford. As the U.S. Department of Education forgives thousands of loans students took out to attend Corinthian Colleges and sets up a new federal debt relief process for other colleges, one pressing issue is how much it will cost taxpayers. Read more...

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'The Bell Curve,' Still Incendiary

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Most freshmen weren't born when The Bell Curve was published in 1994. But 22 years after the book was published (to widespread attention -- praise from some, but widespread criticism in academe), it is still dividing campuses. Read more...

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A Rare Focus on All-Male Groups

HomeBy Jake New. Harvard singled out its final clubs as especially dangerous places for women. Victims’ advocates and researchers argue more colleges should take a similarly hard look at fraternities. Read more...

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Scrutiny for Rankings Plea

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. In 2013, University College Cork, in Ireland, asked its faculty members to encourage people familiar with the university to register to vote in the survey of universities conducted by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), one of the major producers of international higher ed rankings. Read more...

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Student Affairs Officers Not Influenced by Race

HomeBy Doug Lederman. A series of well-publicized studies in recent years have offered evidence that minority students, especially African-American males, and particularly in the South, are disproportionately likely to be punished and expelled in elementary and secondary school disciplinary processes. The findings have led many observers to suggest that institutional racism is at play. Read more...

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Power Struggle on Online Oversight

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Initiative to simplify how colleges become authorized to offer online education outside their home state once again runs into opposition from advocacy groups, this time in New York. Read more...

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Bridging the Skills Gap

HomeBy Paul Fain. The Markle Foundation, LinkedIn and the state of Colorado team up on a jobs site that seeks to create a common, skills-based language among job seekers, employers and education providers. Read more...

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Fight Over Private College Police Records

HomeBy Jake New. The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled last week that private college police departments are subject to the state’s open records laws, but a bill passed earlier this month by Indiana’s General Assembly could undercut the ruling. Read more...

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'Starving the Beast'

HomeBy Ellen Wexler. New documentary explores the philosophy and players behind cutting state support for higher education. Read more...

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