21 mai 2017

Bipartisan Push on Career Education

HomeBy Paul Fain. Support for vocational education is crossing the partisan divide, with growing calls for a policy focus on apprenticeships and education programs that don't feature the four-year degree. More...

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Purdue Faculty Questions Kaplan Deal

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Senate passes resolution rebuking the university’s unexpected acquisition and calling for it to be rescinded. More...

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Divestment Is Expensive, Fossil Fuel Group Says

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. A trade association representing independent U.S. oil and natural gas producers fired another shot Monday in a running campaign to push back against the effort to convince colleges and universities to divest their endowments from fossil fuel companies. More...

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Presidents Ask for Carbon Pricing

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. More than 30 college and university presidents have weighed in on climate change policy, signing a letter asking state and federal elected officials to try to put in place some type of carbon pricing to charge for greenhouse gas emissions. Read more...

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Discounting Keeps Climbing

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. The average first-time, full-time tuition discount rate edged even closer to 50 percent in 2016-17 as net tuition revenue and enrollment struggled. Read more...

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Missouri Plans Cuts as Enrollment Falls

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. The University of Missouri-Columbia is expected to cut about 400 positions as it faces its smallest freshman class in two decades and a projected 7.4 percent decline in enrollment. Read more...

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Survey Finds Race, Gender Gaps on College Staff

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Racial and ethnic minorities are underrepresented among higher education staff members and are on the losing end of a pay gap, according to a new survey from an association of higher education human resources professionals that covers staff age, gender, race, ethnicity, pay and tenure. Read more...

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Trouble From the Grave

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Burlington College closed last year, but controversy still swirls over reports of a federal investigation into land deal by a former president, Jane Sanders, wife of Bernie -- an investigation allegedly sparked by a prominent Republican. Read more...

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GetSmarter, a Smart Get?

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. The online program management company 2U is describing its acquisition of GetSmarter as an effort to expand into new course modalities and parts of the world, but analysts are divided on whether the company is getting its money’s worth. More...

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LSU Sues Elsevier

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Louisiana State University takes Elsevier to court in an attempt to settle a disagreement with the publisher about its $1.64 million contract. More...

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