08 janvier 2017

3 reasons science faculty need leadership training

eCampus NewsBy Laura Ascione Devaney. Do engineers and researchers need to know basic business leadership principles? Some universities are saying yes, noting that basic business leadership concepts can help academic researchers and scientists cultivate career experience. More...

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14 hot higher ed trends for 2017

eCampus NewsBy Meris Stansbury. With every new year comes new ideas. To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from micro-credentialing to energy savings, and the rise of nontraditional students to focusing more on outcomes, 14 higher ed luminaries looked back on 2016 higher ed trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017. More...

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#1: Who is the best president for higher education?

eCampus NewsBy Meris Stansbury. It’s been quite a dramatic election season, with the two main presidential candidates debating on a number of topics; however, due to the theatrical nature of this election, education has, unfortunately, taken a backseat. More...

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Colleges using contingent faculty, but savings are modest

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Colleges are increasingly hiring lower-paid part-time and limited-term contingent faculty, who in 2013 made up more than half of all instructors in higher education, finds an American Institutes for Research (AIR) study for the TIAA Institute. More...

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State budget cuts disproportionately hit low-income, minority college students

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. When a state budget impasse drained money from public universities and colleges in Illinois beginning in 2015, some were forced to lay off hundreds of employees, shorten their semesters, even warn they might shut down. Enrollment plummeted. Credit ratings fell to junk status. More...

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Best practices for leveraging alumni magazines

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. As publications increasingly transition from print to digital, research from Corporate Insight shows that hard-copy magazines remain an effective method of outreach, helping schools alert alumni and supporters about recent news upcoming events, and enticing increased donations. More...

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Higher ed takes on fake news epidemic

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie BotelhoPolitical transparency advocacy group VoteSmart has cataloged and published speeches, voting records, campaign financing and news coverage of more than 40,000 candidates for political office throughout the United States since 1992, and next month, will relocate to Drake University as its new national headquarters. More...

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Is free college really free?

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho"Free" is a word with a powerful appeal. And in the past year or so it has been tossed around a lot, followed by another word: "college." More...

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Black college says band will play at inaugural parade

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. For a band at a tiny, little-known, historically black college, it seems in some ways to be the gig of a lifetime: a chance to march and perform at the Jan. 20 presidential inaugural parade in Washington. More...

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Make colleges safer: Lower the drinking age

University Business LogoSubmitted by Steven Wyman. Policies that prohibit college students from drinking alcohol are lethal. Binge drinking, which produces a blood-alcohol concentration to more than 0.08 percent, is popular among American college students, even though few of them are old enough legally to imbibe. More...

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