11 mai 2015

A Multi-Part Question About Florida

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Last year, Florida made remediation optional. Students could be advised that it appeared that they needed remedial or developmental coursework, but they couldn’t be required to take it. They had to be given the option to skip it and start directly with college level work in both math and English. Read more...

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10 mai 2015

5 Assertions on For-Profit Education

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Lots of news lately about the struggles of the for-profit higher ed industry. 
Here are my views on the for-profit higher ed industry, in the form of 5 assertions:
Assertion #1 - There Is Nothing Inherently Wrong With For-Profit Education:
Many in our community are suspicious of the for-profit higher ed industry because they are, well because they are for-profit. Read more...

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For-Profit Ordered to Pay Refund for Claim on Credit

HomeThe Oregon Justice Department has ordered Penn Foster College to refund a former student's tuition and to change its claim about accreditation, The Oregonian reported. The former student complained to the department when Portland Community College declined to accept credit he had earned at Penn Foster and told him that the credit was from a national accreditor and that Portland Community College only accepted regionally accredited transfer credits. Read more...

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Students Want to Diversify Rutgers Mascot

HomeThe Rutgers University mascot, the Scarlet Knight, is someone in a costume depicting a white, blue-eyed man. But now the Rutgers Student Assembly has passed a resolution calling for diversity in the costume, so that it might sometimes portray the figure as races other than white, or as female, NJ.com reported. Read more...

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College Keeps Giuliani as Commencement Speaker

HomeRudolph Giuliani remains the planned graduation speaker at St. John Fisher College, despite faculty opposition to the invitation, The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reported. Dozens of faculty members signed a letter saying that the invitation was inappropriate. Read more...

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Lessons to Share

HomeBy Five Superintendents of Federal Service Academies. Sexual assault on college campuses is a national problem. No campus is immune. It is a challenge at public and private institutions, it plagues small colleges as well as universities with tens of thousands of students, it happens at highly selective colleges and institutions that cater to a local demographic. It also happens at our federal service academies (FSAs). Read more...

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Legislative Fixes for Remediation

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. Low success rates and high costs are driving more states and institutions to seek new ways to offer developmental or remedial college courses. Read more...

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Vanishing Profit, and Campuses

HomeBy Paul Fain. The dramatic collapse of Corinthian Colleges isn't the only shake-up happening in for-profit higher education, as a broad swath of the sector is shutting down or selling off campuses after years of declining revenue and enrollment. Read more...

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Flexibility or an End Run?

HomeBy Kellie Woodhouse. In a push to become one university with seven campuses -- instead of seven universities within one state system -- the University of Maine is considering a single, regional accreditation for all of its campuses. Read more...

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Admissions Reality Check

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. This is the time of year full of hysterical news articles about what a small share of applicants gained admission to the likes of Stanford University or the University of California at Berkeley. Read more...

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