17 juillet 2016

Study to focus on higher ed to reduce crime

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Four Pennsylvania colleges have been awarded federal grant money to explore whether access to higher education can reduce an inmate's likelihood of future crime. More...

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Biden, Obama rewrite the rulebook on college sexual assaults

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Last month, Vice President Biden penned a searing letter to the victim in a notorious Stanford University rape case. “I am filled with furious anger,” he wrote, “both that this happened to you and that our culture is still so broken.” More...

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UNI to see drop in largest group of international students

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. With a cutback in the number of international applicants from Saudi Arabia, the University of Northern Iowa could see a drop this fall of more than $1 million in tuition. More...

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UNCP chancellor embraces state-funded plan to make steep tuition cuts

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke has embraced a state legislative plan that would significantly lower the school's tuition and reimburse the school for the lost funding. More...

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Professionalism 101: A class on how to get the job

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. You can take a college course on just about anything nowadays. There's a class on Kanye West lyrics. And one about the American vacation. More...

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Maker learning in the 21st century

University Business LogoBy James Martin and James E. Samels. It is no coincidence that at a time of staggering family college debt burden, hands-on learning is experiencing a revival in schools, colleges, and universities across the Nation and around the world. Students and families perplexed and frustrated by the gainful employment vs. tuition gap are looking for more practical (maker) skills from their next learning experience. More...

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Why STEM needs liberal arts

University Business LogoBy Kathy A. Krendl. For a long time, the academy has faced questions about whether or not liberal arts and STEM could co-exist. The talking points haven’t changed much – liberal arts colleges help students learn how to think and learn, while STEM institutions provide the highly technical education required. More...

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Redeploying faculty for student success

University Business LogoBy Sue Henderson and James Muyskens. A recent survey of alumni of institutions confirmed what every university president knows: when asked who set them on a constructive path, at the top of the list are professors who made them excited about learning, professors who cared about them as persons, encouraged them, mentored them, and directed them in projects—what we call “high touch.” More...

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Cancer, sea life, mental health: the UK research that will be hit by Brexit

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy. With EU grants worth hundreds of millions of pounds now in peril, leading institutions risk losing their place at the forefront of innovation. More...

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It’s borrower beware when it comes to student loans

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy. A woman who was told in 2010 that she had paid off her student loan in full has become the latest person to fall foul of the “shambolic” Student Loans Company. Six years after apparently making her final repayment the government-owned organisation has, out of the blue, claimed that Louise Winmill still owes £1,112 – plus interest. More...

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