16 mars 2015

Colleges not ready for 'college ready' Common Core

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "politico.com logo"By . The Common Core standards are supposed to get students ready for college.
But colleges don’t seem ready for them.
Five years after states across the nation began to adopt the Common Core, colleges have done little to align their admissions criteria, curricula or educational policies with the new standards. More...

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Silicon Valley's "Thunder Lizards" Want to "Hack" America's Broken Universities, but are they vultures instead?

By . On college campuses across America this spring chipper tour guides will bustle high-school seniors and their parents around all the big sites: the dorms, high-tech classrooms, vast libraries, and the flashy new rec centers, with their now-standard lazy rivers and flat-screen TVs. This is closing season, when colleges try to turn “accepted” students into “deposited” onesadmissions-speak for students who have cut their first check to the university. More...

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Income Share Agreements, and Their Role in Making Higher Education More Affordable

By CCAP. By any objective measure, our system of federal student financial assistance for college students has been an unmitigated disaster. With federal assistance to students now exceeding $160 billion a year, a nine-fold increase since 1970 in inflation-adjusted terms, the magnitudes of our national commitment to higher education is large even for a $17 trillion economy. More...

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As Demand for Welders Resurges, Community Colleges Offer Classes

New York TimesBy . Ryan Gassett had already put in a full day, moving heavy boxes and furniture for $15 an hour, when his introductory welding class began at 10 p.m. By the time he arrived at Lone Star College north of Houston, the highway toll collectors at the exit for the school had closed for the night and the campus janitors were mopping bathrooms. Read more...

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Goldman Sachs Contributes $2 Million to LaGuardia Community College

New York TimesBy . Last Friday, Gail O. Mellow, the president of LaGuardia Community College, a two-year institution in Queens with 50,000 students, received an unexpected call. It was Lloyd C. Blankfein, the chief executive of Goldman Sachs, who surprised her with the news that the bank was giving the school $2 million. No restrictions applied. Read more...

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Who Spewed That Abuse? Anonymous Yik Yak App Isn’t Telling

New York TimesBy Jonathan Mahler. During a brief recess in an honors course at Eastern Michigan University last fall, a teaching assistant approached the class’s three female professors. “I think you need to see this,” she said, tapping the icon of a furry yak on her iPhoneRead more...

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Arizona Legislature Passes Deep Cuts To Public Universities

The Huffington PostBy . That’s essentially what three University of Arizona students said state Sen. Kelli Ward (R) told them during a private discussion over a proposed $75 million state funding cut to higher education. More...

A Dark Day and a New Dawn -- The Evolution of Higher Education and Workforce Learning

The Huffington PostBy . Without most people noticing, last week contrasted two events that, I believe, offer an alternate future for learning and higher education.
One happened in the bucolic shadows of the Shenandoah Mountains in rural Virginia. From the picture-postcard campus of century-old Sweet Briar College -- a respected, women's liberal arts college -- came a startling announcement:
"We are closing." Out of the blue. More...

A Dark Day and a New Dawn -- The Evolution of Higher Education and Workforce Learning

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15 mars 2015

Close or Fight for Another Day?

By Steven C. Bahls. The sudden closure of Sweet Briar College despite its $85 million endowment challenges all of us in higher education with the emotional and complex issue of when a struggling college should close. There is no shortage of opinions among presidents, and others, as to whether the Sweet Briar College board decided prematurely to close the college. Read more...

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Pipelines To and Fro: the League, Day Three

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. The theme of Tuesday’s League conference was pipelines. Refreshingly, the discussion of pipelines was much more thoughtful, and less mechanistic, than is usually true. 
The day opened well. Shanna Jaggars, from the CCRC, presented with Stuart Cochran, from Guttman Community College, on guided pathways. Read more...

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Fatigue, Curmudgeons, and Grit: Day Two of the League

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Monday brought out the big guns. 
Gerardo de los Santos and Mark Milliron presented a report on key future trends, according to a survey of community college CEO’s. The room was packed, and anyone who knows Milliron’s speaking style won’t be surprised to hear that the talk was accessible and funny. The theme, though, was fatigue. Read more...

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