23 mars 2015

Missouri Department of Higher Education discusses plan to improve college funding

HeartlandConnection.comBy Eddie Kadhim. The Missouri Department of Higher Education held a public hearing at Truman State University to come up with a plan to improve the state of higher education in Missouri. 
The goal was to envision what higher education should look like in the next five to ten years. More...

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America’s First Muslim College Gains Accreditation In Berkeley

CBS San FranciscoA liberal-arts school in Berkeley has become the first Islamic institution of higher learning in the United States. Zaytuna College announced on Sunday that it was formerly accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, one of the six official academic bodies responsible for authorizing public and private colleges and universities. More...

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Georgia colleges cut tuition to nearby out-of-state students

By Janel Davis. Students in neighboring states could soon attend some Georgia colleges at much cheaper in-state tuition rates under a plan being implemented by the state’s University System. The initiative is aimed at colleges predominantly in South Georgia that have had declining enrollments. More...

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College Applications and Criminal Records

The New York TimesAmericans who have criminal histories are often stymied when they encounter college entry applications that ask if they have ever been convicted of crimes. The process, which often brings greater scrutiny to people who answer “yes,” is driving away large numbers of people who present no danger to campus safety and are capable of succeeding academically. More...

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University professors form coalition to fight for NCAA players

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "huffingtonpost logo"By . A group of professors representing universities from around the country announced Thursday the formation of a national coalition dedicated to fighting for the labor rights of college men’s basketball and football players. More...

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22 mars 2015

Be Prepared

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/CRW.jpgBy Lee Skallerup Bessette. I am now coaching my son’s soccer team. When I registered him to play soccer, his first time participating in the sport, I had to volunteer for some sort of role with the team. I chose “Assistant Coach”; I knew that I could handle groups of 6-year-olds, and as an assistant, I would just have to repeat, loudly and enthusiastically, whatever the head coach told the kids to do. Read more...

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What's Missing in the Vision of Stanford’s Hennessy

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. I hope that you take a few minutes to read the 3/16 IHE story Not a Tsunami, But… about Stanford’s John L. Hennessy talk at ACE. Read more...

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North Georgia Stops Using Criticized Catalog Cover

HomeThe University of North Georgia has stopped using a controversial cover to its continuing education catalog, amid criticism of the message sent by the illustration, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. The cover (visible at the link) shows two white men, dressed in professional attire, winning a race, defeating a woman and a black man struggling to keep up. Read more...

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New York Governor Wants to Reduce Degree Regulations

HomeNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senate Republicans want to reduce state oversight of offerings at the state's public and private colleges, Capital reports. Read more...

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More Scrutiny of Decision to Close Sweet Briar

HomeThe Sweet Briar faculty, with some citing the bylaw change, voted Monday night to oppose closure and to request more meetings with the board, The Roanoke Times reported. A college spokeswoman said that more discussions with the faculty would take place. Read more...

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