27 mars 2016

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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New Kansas Law Lets Student Groups Bar Members Based on Belief

HomeThe governor of Kansas signed legislation Tuesday that will bar public colleges in the state from requiring student groups to accept members who don't share their core beliefs, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported. Read more...

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Universities Account for Students in Belgium

HomeU.S. universities scrambled to confirm the safety of students studying in Belgium in the wake of terrorist bombing attacks that killed dozens on Tuesday at the main airport and a subway station in Brussels. Among the universities that reported that their students were safe and accounted for were Goucher College and Loyola University Maryland, both in Baltimore; the University of Maryland at College Park; the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; the University of Missouri at Columbia; and the University of Oregon, all according to local media accounts. Read more...

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Connecticut State College System Freezes Hiring

HomeThe Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system has frozen hiring at its 17 campuses at least through the end of the academic year, The Connecticut Post reported. Read more...

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Norway Adopted U.S. Research Model, and Lost

HomeIn 2003, Norway ended the "professor's privilege," in which faculty members at universities retained full financial rights to new business ventures and intellectual property they created in their university roles. In its place, Norway adopted a system similar to the United States, and now universities earn about two-thirds of such financial gains, and professors only one-third. Read more...

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Connecticut Politicians Want to Tax Yale Endowment

HomeWith Connecticut facing a severe budget shortfall, some politicians want to tax Yale University's endowment, Bloomberg reported. Read more...

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Belgian University Student Killed in Subway Bombing

HomeA student at the Université Saint-Louis-Bruxelles was among the dozens killed by Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Belgium, the university announced. Leopold Hecht was killed in the bombing of the Maelbeek subway station. Read more...

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Texas Tech Suspends Study Abroad in Belgium

HomeTexas Tech University has canceled its summer and fall study abroad programs in Belgium in the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attacks that targeted the main airport and a subway station in Brussels, USA Today and KCBD-TV reported. Read more...

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