31 mars 2016

State audit: UC lowered admission standards for out-of-state students

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. As high school seniors endure the grueling springtime ritual of college admission decisions, the state auditor on Tuesday released a report affirming the frustrations of many California families: The University of California softened admissions standards for out-of-state students, who pay triple the fees, even as it turned away record numbers of in-state applicants. More...

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Colleges spending millions to deal with sexual misconduct complaints

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. In a brightly lit classroom here at Harvard, Mia Karvonides was trying to explain to a group of bemused student leaders the difference between a romantic encounter and “unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature,” as the university’s relatively new code of sexual misconduct defines it. More...

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UMass Medical to train those who will care for wave of retirees

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Massachusetts' workforce is set to enter retirement, and as its members age further, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, along with several community colleges, are gearing up to make sure they are well cared for. More...

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Helping students find their calling

University Business LogoBy Bryon L. Grigsby. Vocation: It’s a word with deep and important significance. Liberal Arts: This is an ideal of education with an equally deep set of meanings. Liberal arts colleges already do a great job developing a diverse group of socially responsible, critical thinkers, but they must start guiding students to their true vocations. More...

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Seeing the passive optical network

University Business LogoBy Elizabeth Millard. Five reasons to actively consider the fiber-based passive optical network. More...

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Higher ed engineers the future

University Business LogoBy Jennifer Wick. With unsafe lead levels in city water systems, injured military veterans in need of smart prosthetics, and a demand for sustainable sources of clean energy, our need for engineers has never been greater. More...

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Surviving higher ed's prior-prior year shift

University Business LogoBy Jennifer Wick. As we speculated last year, the shift to the use of families’ Prior-Prior Year (PPY) financial data on the FAFSA has come to pass. More...

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No crystal ball on FY2016 results

University Business LogoBy Sandra Beckwith. The problem: While stocks and bonds assure liquidity and access to investment capital, their return on investment is below the 7 to 7.5 percent that schools target. Alternative strategies that have potential for a higher return rate than stocks and bonds tie up capital for 10 to 12 years, making them less appealing for institutions that need more liquidity. More...

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Higher ed faces new world of benefits

University Business LogoBy Carol Patton. Today’s college job candidates want choice and customization to match their lifestyle. More...

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Models of Excellence: Continuous support unleashes student success

University Business LogoBy Melissa Ezarik. For one university, a single wagging tail is making a dent in several barriers to student success. Resident comfort dog Zoey gives some emotional relief to students living away from their family and pets. More...

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