26 juin 2016

Defunct For-Profit Admits to Defrauding Students

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. American Career Institute, a now-closed for-profit institution that operated in Massachusetts and Maryland, admitted to engaging in deceptive schemes and violating state law, according to the state's attorney general. The AG's office sued ACI in 2013, and a consent judgment was issued last week. Read more...

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ITT Tech Told to Increase Letter of Credit

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. The U.S. Department of Education wants ITT Technical Institutes to increase its letter of credit from 10 percent to 20 percent after the institution's accreditor questioned its integrity, according to a department letter sent Monday to the for-profit institution. Read more...

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OER-Based Degrees at 38 Community Colleges

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. Achieving the Dream announced Tuesday that it was launching a $9.8 million initiative to develop degree programs at 38 community colleges that use open educational resources. Read more...

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AFT Urges Stronger Regulation of For-Profits

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. The American Federation of Teachers released a report Wednesday examining ways the Education Department can handle failing for-profit institutions. Read more...

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Overtime Impact at 2-Year Colleges

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. Employees at community colleges may be the most affected by the Obama administration's new rules for overtime pay, especially as the sector continues to see dwindling resources from their states. Read more...

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Mainstreaming Remedial Math

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. Statistical courses, rather than algebra remediation, do a better job at helping first-year students succeed when they test into developmental education, a new report finds. Read more...

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A Push for Transgender Studies

HomeBy Maxine Joselow. With June marking LGBT Pride Month, one university is paying particular attention to the T in LGBT. The University of Arizona is planning to host an international transgender studies conference this fall and launch a transgender studies master’s program as early as fall 2017. Read more...

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Pride and Silence

HomeBy Maxine Joselow. While Wellesley College points with pride to alumna Hillary Clinton, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania stays largely silent about alumnus Donald Trump. Read more...

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No Math Required

HomeBy Maxine Joselow. Wayne State University drops what has been part of its general-education program for all students, raising the question of which fields are needed by all undergraduates. Read more...

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Safeguarding Free Speech

HomeBy Maxine Joselow. City University of New York is considering a new policy that it says will protect academic freedom, but some fear it could be used to squelch dissent. Read more...

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