30 août 2016

Jamaican government removing barriers to higher ed

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, says the government, through the ministry, is working to eliminate barriers which continue to prevent qualified students from matriculating in tertiary institutions. More...

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Cengage adds offline e-reader capabilities to MindTap

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Cengage Learning today announced additional features for its MindTap Mobile app, including offline e-reader capabilities, the most requested function by students. Available on iOS and Android smartphones, the enhanced app provides access to Cengage Learning's flagship digital learning platform, MindTap, which helps to increase engagement and improve outcomes. More...

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Remove the hidden penalty for quitting college

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. As the academic year opens at colleges across the country, one important group of students will be underrepresented in classrooms: returning adults. The missing students may have both the abilities and the motivation to pursue degrees. More...

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The demise of the textbook mafia

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. Everyone knows college textbooks are a racket, and it’s the tuition-strapped parents and broke students who pay the price. The cost of textbooks has grown at twice the rate of inflation, jumping 89 percent between 2002 and 2012, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. More...

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Value of ‘performance-based’ funding for colleges disputed

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to provide new funding for the UW System based on its performance in measures such as graduation rate and job placement would subject the System to a budget model that critics say has failed to deliver on its promise to improve higher education. More...

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Curb exports of college grads

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. Exports are normally good for the state economy. But not when the exports are our college graduates. More...

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Overdue campaign against college overspending

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. The Commission on Higher Education might have lost the battle over the expansion of Coastal Carolina University’s football stadium, but it isn’t giving up on its campaign against higher ed overspending. More...

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Making Africa’s universities centers of innovation

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Four of the highest recipients of Olympics medals are also permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. The US, UK, Russia and China rank on top not necessarily because they’re superpowers, but because they field competitors in nearly every sport. More...

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One college bets big on 529 college savings

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Every dollar saved for college reduces the amount you'll need to borrow — and at one college, those savings will soon net extra scholarship money. More...

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The sixteen most innovative people in higher ed

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Last year, we profiled ten college and university presidents who, in our judgment, were doing things differently, and better, than their peers. Instead of using their positions to increase their endowments and recruit a “better” sort of student in order to move their schools up the U.S. News & World Report rankings, these leaders were turning their institutions into laboratories of innovation in a hunt for better ways to deliver higher ed—providing quality degrees at lower cost, getting more students to graduate, and so on. More...

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