31 mai 2016

$500 tuition? Big shift sought for N.C. higher ed

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A semester of college tuition for $500.
Proponents of that concept say the low price tag would lure more North Carolina students to campuses that have seen flat or declining enrollment. But some are wary, including at least one university chancellor. More...

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Colleges moving toward 'yes means yes' standard of consent

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Colleges and universities are trying a different tactic when it comes to preventing sexual assault on campuses. More...

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Obama administration directs schools to accommodate transgender students

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The Obama administration on Friday directed schools across the nation to provide transgender students with access to suitable facilities — including bathrooms and locker rooms — that match their chosen gender identity. More...

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Social media interaction tools might make MOOCs stickier

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Developers of massive open online courses -- or MOOCs -- may want to take a page from Facebook to keep more students engaged and enrolled, according to researchers. More...

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The college accreditation crisis

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Accreditation agencies are responsible for assessing the quality of education offered at every college across the country that participates in federal financial aid programs. Approval from these agencies – which must be recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to perform this role – is required for colleges to receive federal financial aid. More...

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Should colleges charge for credit earned from unpaid internships?

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. Internships have become an integral part of the college experience, with some schools requiring students to complete at least one internship before they graduate into the working world, where employers increasingly are giving preference to candidates with experience. More...

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College remedial need originates early

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. Around one-fourth of the students appearing on campuses aren’t ready for college-level work and require enrollment in no-credit remedial courses, resulting in a number of consequences. More...

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2 retirement plans a recruitment boon for larger universities

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. The ability of larger state universities to offer employees two retirement plans while smaller schools such as the University of North Alabama can’t is unfair and a funding issue, some area lawmakers said. More...

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System can learn from budget cuts

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. North Dakota colleges and universities are in the process of developing budgets for the 2017-19 biennium. More...

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Study abroad prepares students for economic development at home

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. Southwest Georgia is an amazing place. It is a region with a rich history and a promising future. While this remains true, we must acknowledge that there is a larger world beyond our local and national borders — a world made up of different views, products, ideas and cultures. More...

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