01 juillet 2016

The Supreme Court smiles on diversity

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the University of Texas’s race-conscious admissions process leaves affirmative action in higher education as a surviving remnant of the major social policy innovations that accompanied the civil rights movement. More...

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Overtime rule affects colleges

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. With about five months to go before new federal overtime regulations set in, colleges and universities around the Quad-Cities are busily trying to figure out the impact they will have on their budgets — and how they might affect student costs. More...

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Why your diploma isn’t good enough for the 21st century economy

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A college degree, per the old conventional wisdom, was your ticket to a career of better work and higher pay. More...

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Some colleges appear too big to fail, report argues

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Are some colleges too big to fail? Union officials and consumer advocates are raising that question this week as the government seeks comment on proposed rules to better protect students and taxpayers if a school collapses. More...

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A family-friendly policy that’s friendliest to male professors

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The underrepresentation of women among the senior ranks of scholars has led dozens of universities to adopt family-friendly employment policies. But a recent study of economists in the United States finds that some of these gender-neutral policies have had an unintended consequence: They have advanced the careers of male economists, often at women’s expense. More...

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Supreme Court impasse on immigration threatens 'Dreamers,' too

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. When it comes to the effect of the Supreme Court's immigration decision on the millions of young “Dreamers” who were brought illegally to the United States as kids, President Barack Obama is hoping that saying something often enough wills it to be true. More...

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Is higher ed suffering a crisis of budget, buildings or failure to adapt?

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The University of Chicago will be laying off more workers following a building spree, according to Crain’s Chicago Business. Steeped in tradition, the school is rightfully proud of its rich and long history and the role it has played as a learning landmark in the surrounding community. More...

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Asian Americans and the future of affirmative action

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. In his new book, Earning Admission: Real Strategies for Getting Into Highly Selective Colleges, the strategist Greg Kaplan urges Asians not to identify as such on their applications. More...

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Refugees around the world can now take online classes for free

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Of the myriad troubles that come with being displaced from one’s home country, losing educational credentials may seem small. But it isn’t. Refugees who resettle in other countries often find themselves unable to continue on their previous career path due to a new set of employer standards or skills requirements. More...

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Over 90 percent of colleges, universities embrace alternative creds

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A study released today by UPCEA (the University Professional and Continuing Education Association), Penn State and Pearson, at the UPCEA and the American Council on Education (ACE) Summit for Online Leadership in Washington, D.C., found widespread acceptance and use of alternative credentialing programs at American colleges and universities. More...

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