14 juin 2015

Impact of Pell Surge

HomeBy Kellie Woodhouse. Federal spending has surpassed state spending as the main source of public funding in higher education, and the primary reason is a surge in Pell Grants in the last decade. Read more...

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Catalog to Completion

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. California has one of the largest community college systems in the country, and its four-year universities are so challenged for space that they need many students to start at community colleges. Read more...

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Poor Grades From the Public

HomeBy Jacqueline Thomsen. A national poll released by the Robert Morris University Polling Institute Monday found that only a little more than half of respondents viewed the college selection process favorably and less than half thought colleges were doing enough to help graduates find jobs. Read more...

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2 + 2 Shouldn't = 5

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. One of the largest barriers to completing a bachelor's degree is losing credits when transferring from a community college. Even with articulation agreements between two-year and four-year institutions, a significant number of credits may end up lost in the shuffle. Read more...

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Corporations Go to College

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Are colleges and universities getting savvier about pitching their programs to the private sector, or are corporations increasingly turning to higher education to train their employees? The answer, according to workforce researchers, corporate education providers and companies themselves, is somewhere in the middle. Read more...

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Tighter Oversight of ITT

HomeBy Michael Stratford. The U.S. Department of Education increased its monitoring of ITT Educational Services last month after the Securities and Exchange Commission filed civil fraud charges against the for-profit college giant and two executives, the company disclosed Friday. Read more...

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Among Students Bound for College, Confusion Persists on Paying for It

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “studentPOLL”
Organizations: Art & Science Group and ACT
Summary: The latest iteration of “studentPOLL” asked a national sample of college-bound students who had taken the ACT about paying for college. The survey was conducted in February, after students had applied to college but before most admissions and financial-aid decisions had been made. More...

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Education Dept. Official Responds to Inquiry Into Release of Student’s Therapy Records

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A U.S. Education Department official expressed concern in a letter this week over an apparent loophole in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or Ferpa, that could allow colleges to view and release students’ counseling records. More...

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‘The Washington Post’ Shares Dozens of Accounts of Campus Rape

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Often lost in the conversation about campus sexual assault are the voices of victims — both male and female.
A new project by The Washington Post features those voices prominently. A new page on the Post’s website, with short features on 50 victims of sexual assault, is part of the project. More...

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Texas Lawmakers Approve Bill to Allow Concealed Handguns on Campuses

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The Texas Legislature gave final approval on Sunday to a bill that would require the state’s public colleges and universities to allow people with concealed-handgun licenses to carry their weapons into dormitories, classrooms, and other campus buildings, The Texas Tribune reports. Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to sign the bill into law. More...

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