22 mars 2015

New .College Domain Is Opportunity for Some Colleges, Worry for Others

By . A college’s online presence isn’t as simple as the classic .edu. The college also has to worry about .com, .net, and .org, to protect its good name. And as of this week, there’s another domain type to worry about: .college. More...

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An AAUP Target Disputed an Investigation’s Findings. So It Tried a Pre-emptive Attack.

subscribe todayBy Peter Schmidt. The University of Texas’ M.D. Anderson Cancer Center has taken the unconventional step of lashing out at the American Association of University Professors over a pending investigative report on the medical facility, pre-emptively releasing the document and denouncing it as inaccurate and unfair. More...

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Stanford Chief Wants Higher Ed to Be ‘Affordable, Accessible, Adaptable’

subscribe todayBy Jennifer Howard. American higher education isn’t badly broken, according to John L. Hennessy, president of Stanford University. It’s still "the envy of the world." But it has to reckon with serious problems, including rising costs and falling degree-completion rates, he told the American Council on Education’s annual meeting here on Sunday. More...

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21 mars 2015

No more cheques for graduates, tax credits instead

cbc masthead logoLower income university graduates will no longer receive graduate retention cheques from the provincial government.
The province is changing its program aimed at keeping graduates in Saskatchewan from a refundable tax credit to a non-refundable tax credit.
Previously, graduates would receive their credit as a reduction on their income taxes. If the credit exceeded the tax bill, government would send a cheque for the difference. More...

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17 mars 2015

Half of Canadians wish they had sought more career planning advice, survey finds

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Half of Canadians wish they had sought more career planning advice, survey finds
Press Release, Canada NewsWire, 2015/03/12
According to this article, "One in two Canadians who have not had career counselling say they would have sought professional career planning or employment advice if they could do it over again, a new survey has found." Of course, it's easy to find regret about the past in any population. More...

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16 mars 2015

Brian Whitmer No Longer in Operational Role at Instructure

By . Just over a year and a half ago, Devlin Daley left Instructure, the company he co-founded. It turns out that both founders have made changes as Brian Whitmer, the other company co-founder, left his operational role in 2014 but is still on the board of directors. More...

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Rutgers and ProctorTrack Fiasco: Impact of listening to regulations but not to students

By . If you want to observe the unfolding impact of an institution ignoring the impact of policy decisions on students, watch the situation at Rutgers University. If you want to see the power of a single student saying “enough is enough”, go thank Betsy Chao and sign her petition. More...

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Canada: CAPS-I courts Latin American students

By Natalie Marsh. The Canadian Association of Public Schools – International (CAPS-I) has taken members from 33 school districts on their first trade missions to Mexico and Brazil, for a series of seminars and meetings with Latin American agencies. More...

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Obama launches new national tech-ed initiative

eCampus NewsPlacing an emphasis on online education, community colleges, and tech education–like coding boot camps–President Obama today announced his “TechHire” initiative at a gathering of the National League of Cities. More...

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Higher education cuts a big concern in state budget

http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wncustom/custom/kvoa/2015/kvoalogo.pngBy Sam Salzwedel. Lawmakers and education leaders are concerned about higher education cuts in the new state budget. After working all night, the balanced budget was passed by the Arizona legislature with no new taxes or fees. University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart is upset about the nearly $100 million cut from the state university system. More...

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