28 octobre 2016

Higher ed has massive misconceptions about low-income student success

eCampus NewsBy Laura Devaney. Contrary to a commonly-held belief that low-income students are more likely to struggle in a four-year institution, new data indicates students from low-income households are, in fact, likely to thrive in four-year institutions, according to a new survey. More...

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Dispelling myths around switching college majors

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Students who arrive at college with a declared major don’t necessarily graduate in a timely manner, and taking the time to explore different academic routes doesn’t always add time to a student’s college career, according to recent research from EAB. More...

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Advocates fear racial disparities in student loan defaults

University Business LogoBy Matt Zalaznick. Some advocacy groups see student loan debt as not just a financial problem, but a growing social justice concern, as well. More...

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Apps personalize campus communications

University Business LogoBy Kelly Walsh. The smartphone has become ubiquitous on college campuses. In the U.S., some estimates indicate that 95 percent of 18- to 24-years-olds have a smartphone, and that number will continue to grow. More...

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Embracing campus diversity and addressing racial unrest

University Business LogoBy Weldon Latham. Universities welcome media coverage of college sports, groundbreaking research and alumni achievement—all of which generate recognition and revenues supporting their educational mission. More...

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Proposed law: Enroll more low-income students, or pay the price

University Business LogoBy Ray Bendici. A bipartisan bill intended to improve college access and graduation rates would impose college-loan program penalties on institutions that perform poorly in these areas. More...

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Tying food-service outreach to the larger campus community

University Business LogoBy Elizabeth Millard. Drumming up support for a program where food service gives back can involve highlighting a prominent, well-loved individual within campus dining. More...

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Helping displaced energy workers form a new college path

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Universities are creating scholarships and entrepreneurial opportunities to help the unemployed and underemployed gain footing in an ever-greening economy. More...

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A blueprint for college-industry partnership success

University Business LogoBy Jodi Helmer. There is no one-size-fits-all partnership between the community college and industry. Arrangements can range from brief partnerships that fill immediate hiring needs to long-term strategic relationships that provide ongoing training and development for current and future employees. More...

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Industry insiders in higher ed

University Business LogoBy Jodi Helmer. From construction workers and machinists to occupational therapists and fire fighters, skilled laborers are in high demand—and shortages of employees are making it difficult for companies to fill jobs. More...

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