10 mai 2015

'Indian Spectacle'

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. For decades, many colleges and universities had mascots and team names based on American Indian tribes. Many of these colleges -- under pressure from Native Americans and the National Collegiate Athletic Association -- have dropped those names. But the impact of these team names (and those that remain) is much broader than many people realize, argues a new book, Indian Spectacle: College Mascots and the Anxiety of Modern America (Rutgers University Press). Read more...

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Former Guantánamo Detainee, Tutored in Prison by Professor, Is Freed on Bail

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Omar A. Khadr, a Canadian who was held in the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base for 10 years, was granted bail on Thursday by a court in Edmonton, Alberta, while he appeals his convictions in the United States, the CBC reported. More...

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2 For-Profit Higher-Education Companies Will Close Campuses

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The Education Management Corporation, a for-profit higher-education company beset by layoffs and debt, will shut down 15 of its Art Institute campuses, the company disclosed on Wednesday.
The closures are the latest in a long line of indicators of EDMC’s precarious financial position. As of last summer, the company’s debt payments were outpacing its revenue; EDMC has already conducted several rounds of layoffs and sold its Art Institute of Pittsburgh building. More...

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Adjuncts Blame Workplace Disrespect for Job Dissatisfaction

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Although nearly three-fourths of part-time college instructors said in a survey that they would rather be working full time, their chief source of job dissatisfaction was not their underemployment but a perceived lack of respect from their full-time colleagues and administrators, according to a new study. More...

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2 Universities Suspend Free-Speech Rules After Lawsuits

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Two universities this week put a halt to policies governing students’ speech after being sued by students allied with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, known as FIRE. More...

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Transferring to UConn Costs Community-College Students Dearly

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Students who last year transferred from Connecticut’s community colleges to the University of Connecticut lost millions of dollars in credits that did not accompany them, a study has found.
The analysis, conducted by John Mullane, a counselor at Gateway Community College, takes the roughly 20 percent of credits the university said it did not accept from transfer students, and calculates the cost to those students. More...

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The evolving politics of the Common Core

By Ashley Jochim and Lesley Lavery. In 2009, the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) launched an effort to standardize English and Mathematics curriculums for high school graduates preparing for college—standards that would come to be known as the Common Core. By 2011, 45 states plus the District of Columbia effectively embraced the policy. As the standards reached implementation, however, five states have rescinded them and dozens more have proposed reconsidering, delaying, or limiting participation. More...

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05 mai 2015

Avoiding Sweet Briar: Five Tips to Help Institutions Become More Nimble

The EvoLLLutionBy - EvoLLLution. Sweet Briar College, a century-old (and then some!) women’s college, recently closed its doors, citing declining enrollment and financial woes. Their challenges included an $84 million endowment that was highly encumbered. A task force explored ideas to save the college—including merging with another institution and opening the college to male students—but these recommendations arrived too late and Sweet Briar College, like many other colleges in recent years, came to an end. More...

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04 mai 2015

Lynn University moves to upgrade campus service access

eCampus NewsLynn University has selected rSmart OneCampus, a cloud-based service discovery platform, to modernize the way users access campus services, information and applications from any device. More...

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How to get the biggest bang from scholarship bucks

eCampus NewsBy Andrew Barbour - . At most colleges and universities, students have access to hundreds, if not thousands, of scholarships. Unfortunately, finding and applying for these scholarships can be a nightmare, with funds scattered across an institution’s schools and departments. As a result, some universities struggle to award all their scholarship funds, even as qualified students drop out for lack of tuition money. More...

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