29 mars 2015

Higher education is changing, and it is in trouble

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "businessinsider logo"By Scott H. Levine. In her March 15 Outlook commentary, "College is not in crisis," University of California President Janet Napolitano made several compelling points about higher education, including the huge disinvestment by states in public higher ed. Read more...

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Sweet Briar College and the Homogenization of U.S. Higher Education

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "huffingtonpost logo"By . The announcement that Sweet Briar College, a venerable private women's college with over a century of history and tradition, is scheduled to close in August of 2015 was shocking to most who heard the news. While there has been discussion over the past several years about the prospect of various colleges closing due to the harsh realities of the higher education marketplace, most observers didn't expect Sweet Briar College to be one of them. Many Sweet Briar College alumnae are fighting to keep their alma mater in operation, and it remains to be seen whether the college will close its doors later this year. More...

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Police: No Evidence to Back 'Rolling Stone' Article

HomeCharlottesville, Va., police announced Monday that they have been unable to find any evidence of the 2012 fraternity gang rape alleged last year in an article in Rolling Stone. The University of Virginia, where the fraternity is located, requested the investigation after the article was published but before it was widely discredited. Read more...

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In Clash With Trump, Stockton U. Abandons Atlantic City Campus

HomeThree months after announcing with fanfare its plans to turn an abandoned casino in nearby Atlantic City into a new campus, Stockton University on Tuesday said it was abandoning that plan -- and publicly picking a fight with Donald Trump in the process. Read more...

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A Promised University

HomeBy Donna Bowater for Times Higher Education. One of the biggest and most troubled favela complexes in Rio de Janeiro is expected to get a public higher education institution, four years after it was promised one by the Brazilian government. Read more...

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Little Progress on Incentive Comp

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The U.S. Education Department's Federal Student Aid office has done too little to carry out regulatory changes adopted five years ago to crack down on colleges' use of incentive compensation to reward employees, the department's inspector general said in a highly critical audit this week. Read more...

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The End of College?

HomeBy Paul Fain. Carey directs the education policy program at New America, a Washington-based think tank. His book, The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere, came out earlier this month. Read more...

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Alexander’s Higher Ed Act Agenda

HomeBy Michael Stratford. The leading Republican in the Senate who is working on a rewrite of the Higher Education Act is weighing new ways to hold colleges accountable for their students’ success and is considering a federal database to keep track of student outcomes. Read more...

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U.S. to Identify Colleges Under Scrutiny

HomeBy Michael Stratford. The U.S. Department of Education plans to name the colleges whose access to federal money it has restricted because of concerns about the risk they pose to students and taxpayers. Read more...

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Discourse of 'Don't'

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Books, articles and talks about adjuncts typically include a long list of what these instructors lack: decent wages, upward mobility, office space, assurances of academic freedom and inclusion in departmental activities, among other material and social goods. Read more...

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