06 janvier 2018

Local Control, National Economy

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. What’s the proper role for a locally-funded and locally-controlled community college when the better jobs aren’t local. More...

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Friday Fragments - January 5, 2018

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Calling my colleagues in financial aid offices: the AACC is putting together numbers on student withdrawal dates and the financial impact on colleges if a really regressive version of “risk-sharing” passes.  The short version is, community colleges can’t deny anyone admission, and can’t deny them financial aid, but can be punished financially if students on aid don’t complete a semester. More...

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Kansas Counties Help Residents Pay Student Debt

HomeBy Paul Fain. Most of the counties in Kansas are offering to pay off up to 20 percent (or up to $15,000 over five years) of the student debt of new residents who hold college degrees, according to CNBC. To qualify for the recruitment perk, which the Kansas Department of Commerce is administering to help give a boost to rural areas, applicants must have an employer or county "sponsor" that agrees to match half of the repayment. More...

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For-Profit Group Wants Extension for ACICS Colleges

HomeBy Paul Fain. Career Education Colleges and Universities, a trade group for the for-profit college sector, this week called on the U.S. Congress to give colleges that are accredited by an agency the Obama administration terminated more time to find a new accreditor. More...

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Missouri Expands Performance Funding for Public Colleges

HomeBy Paul Fain. Missouri's Coordinating Board for Higher Education this week voted to expand a performance-funding formula for public institutions, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. More...

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Another Shot at Becoming a Nonprofit

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. Officials at the for-profit Grand Canyon University are announcing today that they will attempt another conversion to nonprofit status and have submitted an application to the institution's accreditor. More...

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Civil Liberties Group Sues Essex College

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. A nonprofit civil rights watchdog group filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Essex County College in New Jersey for failing to respond to multiple open-records requests. The group, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE, requested the information after an adjunct professor was fired following her appearance on Fox News last summer. More...

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Education Corporation Buys Vatterott

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. Education Corporation of America, a privately held for-profit chain of colleges, announced Thursday it would buy for-profit Vatterott Educational Centers. The financial details of the sale were not released. More...

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Teaching Conservatism in the Age of Trump

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Historians who teach U.S. conservatism say their jobs got a lot harder last year but that Trump's presidency also provides new opportunities for student engagement. More...

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Best Practices for Supporting Postdocs

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Institutions that employ postdoctoral fellows should increase support for offices of postdoc affairs and offer postdocs better pay and benefits equal to those of other campus employees, according to a new report from the National Postdoctoral Association. More...

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