27 janvier 2017

Student Connections awarded patent for loan management solution

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Student Connections, a nonprofit affiliate of USA Funds, has received a patent (US 9,495,704) for its Borrower Connect cohort management technology solution. More...

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The cost of college depends greatly on geography, major

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Colleges and universities are under significant pressure from college affordability advocates, and understandably so. More...

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Classes you get when you give college students control

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. For much of each week, UC Berkeley senior Caelle McKaveney studies chemical signaling in spiders, nucleotide coding patterns and other serious science. More...

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What U.S. higher ed can learn from Canada

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The recent presidential election has spurred plenty of comparisons of how U.S. public policy stacks up against our neighbors to the north, from health care to gun control. Perhaps we should add higher education to that list. More...

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To succeed, stop quitting!

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. When Jack Ma was 13 years old, he would wake up at 5 a.m. and ride his bike 45 minutes to the Hangzhou Hotel so he could talk to foreigners and offer free sightseeing trips for tourists. Why? So he could learn English and how “Western people” thought. More...

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Partnership enables colleges to create, award digital badges

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Digital credential pioneer Credly, in partnership with Canvas, the learning management system (LMS) by Instructure, today announced the launch of a powerful new application that enables education providers to award digital badges to students as they master critical skills or competencies within courses or training programs. More...

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How to raise future black women mathematicians

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Studying the successes of black women mathematicians opens a window into how we can produce more black STEM grads. It also exposes the bigotry that prevents us from doing so. More...

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Merit launches platform to see achievements of constituents

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Sending a congratulatory letter to constituents when they accomplish something noteworthy is a tried-and-true constituent relations strategy. A new service called Merit makes it easy and free for legislators or their staffs to congratulate college students from their districts with no paper, no stamps, and no need to look up addresses. More...

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Here’s why safe spaces for students are important.

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. Our usual practice is to thank the sender for writing and leave it at that. The combination of receiving more than 100 emails and letters a day and recognizing that the purpose of many writers is to rebuke, rather than discuss, leaves us little choice about how to respond. More...

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Is freshman admission only about prestige?

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. In October 2014, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a $10 million investment to assist talented high school students of modest means gain access to “top” colleges and universities — “top” being defined as institutions with graduation rates consistently in excess of 70 percent. More...

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