31 mai 2015

Yale’s Former President Got $8.5-Million Bonus on His Way Out

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Yale University gave its departing president, Richard C. Levin, an $8.5-million bonus after he left the job, at the end of the 2012-13 academic year, The Wall Street Journal reports. The bonus was noted in Yale’s most recent federal tax return, which was filed on Friday. More...

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The decline of the Greek empire: US fraternities

By Jon Marcus. The male student societies are under pressure like never before. Is it time to shut them down – or can they mend their ways. More...

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What Canadian higher-ed data are you missing?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Léo Charbonneau. A panel at next week's Congress will discuss a new compendium of Canadian postsecondary education data sources.
I recently came across a link on the University of Alberta website, under the title “Convocation Statistics,” that has times to completion rates for graduate students. More...

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29 mai 2015

Foreign students take high school route to university

By Mary Beth Marklein. Fed by growing demand abroad among parents who hope a US high school education will boost their child's attractiveness to top US universities, a small but growing number of US secondary schools are recruiting international students. Read more...

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25 mai 2015

4 major issues of the Higher Education Act reauthorization

eCampus NewsSenate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today announced several bipartisan, full committee staff working groups to address four major issues related to the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. More...

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Massive cuts to higher education a loser for Illinois

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "chicago.suntimes logo"By Sun-Times Editorial Board. Back in 2009, the president of Southern Illinois University told us: “All of the state’s universities are in crisis mode right now.”
That was before statewide higher education budget cuts totaling $500 million in the last five years. And before Gov. Bruce Rauner said he wants to chop another $387 million, or 31.5 percent, from next year’s budget. For the University of Illinois’ three campuses, that would come to a $209 million cut. More...

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Preparing an Award-Winning NSF GRFP Application

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Alex T. Williams. The NSF GRFP provides students an annual stipend of $32,000 for three years and is one of the most prestigious fellowships in graduate school. It also has a surprising statistic—about 1 out of 7 applicants receive the award. The good news is this means that you have a realistic chance of winning. Read more...

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A Relationship

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/law.jpgBy Tracy Mitrano. I fell in love when I was 15 with a classmate in my all girls’ Catholic high school. Our college-bound track divided between two math classes. In the room across the hall, our friends had the mad math teacher who pioneered individualized learning. Valerie and I had four successive teachers, elderly nuns who either died or were too senile to monitor anything much less algebra in the course of that year. Read more...

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‘Cause Down the Shore, Everything’s Alright…

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. We interrupt the regularly scheduled blog for a special announcement.
After seven years at Holyoke Community College, I’ll be returning to New Jersey. I’ve accepted the position of Vice President for Learning at Brookdale Community College, starting in July. Read more...

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Common Ground in a Polarizing Country

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Community colleges are some of the only places in America in which people from different classes and races routinely come together as equals. I sometimes wonder if that’s part of what makes it so difficult for them to get funding. Read more...

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