30 août 2016

Risks of fraud in competency-based education

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. An audit report released earlier this month by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General could potentially trigger efforts in Congress to eliminate a critical legal requirement for college programs to receive federal Title IV student grants and loans. More...

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American University in Kabul reopens after kidnappings, but campuses feel chill

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Just three days after gunmen kidnapped two foreign professors near the American University of Afghanistan, one American and one Australian, the prestigious institution reopened its carefully guarded campus here this week, and officials vowed not to let the ­unsolved crime disrupt its mission to prepare some of the war-torn nation’s brightest young people for professional careers. More...

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Ubiquity University seeks new ground in for-profit education

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. If higher education as a business model is collapsing under the weight of weakening public support, fewer students seeking the product and rising costs for workforce and capital maintenance, one institution believes it has the answer to saving students time, money and the industry at large. More...

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Employees sue four more universities over retirement plan fees

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. More leading universities have been sued on claims that their retirement plans charged employees excessive fees, following a series of similar suits filed earlier this week. More...

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Helping college-bound Native Americans beat the odds

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Native American students make up only 1.1 percent of the nation's high school population. And in college, the number is even smaller. More than any other ethnic or racial group, they're the least likely to have access to college prep or advanced placement courses. More...

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Spelman College to consider admitting transgender students

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. College’s president is convening a task force to provide recommendations on whether the all-women’s, historically black college will admit transgender students. More...

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A new curriculum to address sexual assault

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Across the country, colleges and universities are prioritizing school safety by developing programs to prevent and respond to sexual assault, both on and off their campuses. More...

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How college kids party differently from everyone else

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The United States' full-time college students are more likely to be heavy drinkers than young adults who aren't enrolled in college, according to a new federal report. But they're no more likely to experiment with other drugs, including marijuana, than other people their age. More...

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Living in a university town

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. State high school basketball tournaments were the most thrilling adventure, the Bearcats frequently in the running for the state championship. An occasional speech and drama tournament added to our love for this super university town. More...

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Rio students work at Olympics as underfunded universities face shutdowns

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Around 85,000 students at Rio de Janeiro's State and Federal Universities face an uncertain future as universities are caught up in the public service pay freeze affecting healthcare and law enforcement. More...

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