17 juin 2018

By One Measure, 'Nontraditional' Presidents Less Rare

HomeBy Greg Toppo. New findings tweak "traditional" label for presidents, asking whether U.S. public colleges and universities these days are being led by more nonacademics than we think. More...

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Backlash and Boycott Over Exclusionary Conference

HomeBy Marjorie Valbrun. Anger grows over major scholarly meeting in Asian studies, organized by group based in U.S., that will hold conference in India even though Pakistanis will be banned from attending. More...

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Questions on Michigan's Investment Tactics

HomeBy Marjorie Valbrun. Recent scrutiny of investment practices by the University of Michigan is raising concerns about conflicts of interest and ethical lapses at colleges and universities seeking to increase their endowments. More...

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New Federal Data Also Show Enrollment Declines

HomeBy Marjorie Valbrun. Undergraduate enrollment in the United States, widely measured as decreasing for the last six straight years, fell by more than half a percent from fall 2015 to fall 2016, according to newly released data from the National Center for Education Statistics. More...

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Higher Ed's Next Reform Push: 'Demand-Driven Education'

HomeBy Paul Fain. A new report from Pearson, the education technology company, and Jobs for the Future, a nonprofit group, argues that postsecondary education is on the cusp of a third wave of reform. More...

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Analysis of Performance Funding Scenarios in Calif.

HomeBy Paul Fain. California's move toward performance funding for its community colleges could work without harming colleges that enroll large numbers of underserved student groups, according to a new report published Thursday by the Century Foundation, but only if the formula adequately takes into account the socioeconomic profile of students at individual colleges. More...

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The Minority-Serving-College Mobility Bump

HomeBy Paul Fain. Lower-income students who attend minority-serving colleges are more likely to move up in economic status, according to a new report, despite the fact that those colleges tend to have less money. More...

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As California Goes?

HomeBy Paul Fain. The biggest and perhaps least likely state to try performance funding will tie billions of dollars for community colleges to measures of student success, a plan faculty groups say will punish students and colleges. More...

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Moody's: Declining Enrollment Is Squeezing Tuition Revenue

HomeBy Paul Fain. Recently released data on declining college enrollments in the U.S. and constraints on tuition pricing will continue to suppress tuition revenue growth this year, according to Moody's, the credit-rating agency. More...

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Mostly Positive Effects of a 'Last-Dollar' Scholarship

HomeBy Paul Fain. New research from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia analyzes the impact of a scholarship offered by Rutgers University-Camden. The Bridging the Gap scholarship is a "last-dollar" financial aid program that grants mostly lower-income first-year undergraduate students from New Jersey a full or partial tuition discount after all need-based federal, state and institutional grants are applied. More...

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