02 juillet 2016

How freshmen have changed in the past 50 years

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. For a half-century, “The American Freshman” survey has chronicled the experiences and aspirations of college freshmen at campuses across the nation. Starting with a sampling of students from 300 colleges in 1966, the annual survey by UCLA education professor Alexander Astin has now questioned 15 million students, as well as 400,000 faculty and staff, at 1,800 colleges and universities. More...

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Chinese university installs study booths in showers to ease overcrowding

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A Chinese university has come up with a novel approach to overcrowded libraries, by converting an unused public showers into dozens of tiny self-study booths. More...

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How to fix a graduation rate of 1 in 10? Ask the dropouts

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. On San Jose State University's lush inner-city campus, students in their graduation gowns pose with their families in front of ivy-covered buildings. More...

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Medical firms, universities drive increase in Indiana patents

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The latest Hoosier inventions are emerging from the bustling orthopedic industry in Warsaw, from faculty laboratories at Indiana’s flagship universities, and from health care firms across central Indiana, including Cook Medical Technologies. More...

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Student apartments won’t raise railings

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The owner of Sterling Campus Center said it has decided not to make any changes to the height of railings at the private student apartment tower where two College of Charleston students fell from balconies in the past year. More...

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Hidden side of the college dream: Mediocre graduation rates

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. To rise in society, “go to college” is such a proven prescription that Michelle Obama made a rap video of it. But while, on average, college graduates have lower unemployment rates, earn higher wages and even have longer-lasting marriages, there’s less discussion of the many students lost between enrollment and graduation. More...

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Lack of budget disappoints higher ed presidents

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The presidents of Illinois State University and Heartland Community College expressed disappointment Wednesday that the Legislature adjourned without resolving state budget issues but said their institutions can weather the setback — for now. More...

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Jenzabar eLearning update supports modern student demands

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Jenzabar, Inc., a leading provider of software, strategies, and services for higher education, today announced an upgrade to its Learning Management System with Jenzabar eLearning 2.0. The new version includes the tools educators need to deliver the personalized learning experience that modern students demand, and to meet the needs of competency-based education (CBE). More...

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What happened to tuition-free college?

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Senator Bernie Sanders wants it. Until the Vietnam War, most public colleges and universities had it. So what happened to our tuition-free public universities and colleges. More...

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Most 21st Century Scholars not on track to receive state money

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The vast majority of incoming high school seniors who could qualify for a state-funded scholarship are running the risk of losing out on the assistance that covers up to four years of college tuition, according to newly released state data. More...

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