30 août 2016

This university has just decided to use 100 percent green electricity

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A university in England is to use 100 percent clean electricity from October after deciding to opt for a "green electricity tariff" with energy firm EDF. More...

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The college dorm and the confederacy

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A Tennessee college will remove a controversial inscription from one of its dormitories, returning an 83-year-old donation for the construction of the building. More...

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The rise of the online degree at America's top universities

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Like meeting your spouse on the Internet, earning a degree online went from unthinkable to mainstream in a few short decades. More...

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MITx philosophy MOOC introduces instructor grading

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. If one of the core philosophies of online learning is to democratize education, then a new verified certificate option for a philosophy course on MITx on edX — the massive open online courses (MOOCs) offered by the Institute — brings the concept full circle. More...

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Workforce development programs not meeting employee expectations

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Learning and development is under fire this week, as Spherion Staffing released its 2016 Emerging Workforce Study (EWS). The survey indicates that while corporate spending is up for workforce training by as much as 50%, many employees are still not getting the right training to help them stay competent in their roles. More...

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The Virtual High School and Quincy College partner

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The Virtual High School (VHS, Inc.), a non-profit empowering schools with the industry’s best online learning programs, is announcing its new dual credit partnership with Quincy College, a two-year, municipally affiliated college with campuses in Plymouth and Quincy Massachusetts. More...

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UNI gives raises to 51 faculty to address pay inequity

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Administrators and faculty leaders at the University of Northern Iowa have agreed to a plan to raise 51 faculty members' salaries this summer to correct for inequities in faculty pay across campus. More...

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As college costs soar, critics question open curriculum courses

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. College students heading back to campus may find some obscure course offerings such as: Zombies in Popular Media. Some argue every class has its merit; others worry they are a waste of time and money. More...

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Australian university partners with Temple-Fox School of Business

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Temple University’s Fox School of Business has entered a three-year partnership with Flinders University to deliver its nationally ranked entrepreneurship programs to the prestigious Australian university. More...

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The problem with public colleges going tuition-free

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. It seems self-evident that eliminating tuition at public colleges for most families, as first Bernie Sanders and now Hillary Clinton has proposed, would increase access to higher education for low-income and minority students. More...

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