27 février 2015

Universities Experiment with For-profit, Nonprofit, and Other Hybrids

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "nonprofitquarterly"By John Brothers. Most people who know of Alliant International University (AIU) would regard it as a small, primarily graduate and professional studies university serving approximately 4000 students in several campuses throughout California and one site in Mexico. If asked about AIU’s corporate status, students or those otherwise knowledgeable might not know, or would guess the traditional answer of “nonprofit,” the legal status that has predominated most universities’ structures since the start of higher education in the United States. Until recently, that would have been true. More...

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25 février 2015

Irresponsible of feds to download funding of national research tools to universities

By LIBERAL MP TED HSU. These tools enable our scientists to undertake the basic research that will drive Canada’s ability to compete, collaborate and innovate on the world stage. The Conservative government’s backward approach to science is harming our economy domestically, our ability to compete internationally, and our long-term capacity to innovate. Often the Conservative policies that hinder science and innovation in Canada are a bit abstract, and the consequences of these misguided policies take a while to come to light: muzzling scientists, lapsed funding for innovation and limiting resources available to federal scientists all come to mind. More...

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23 février 2015

Why Do Research? Or, Why "The CUNY Map of NYC" Matters #FuturesEd

http://hastac.org/files/imagecache/homepage_50/pictures/picture-79-873560aec16bee4b69793f2fa0fbd715.jpgBy Cathy Davidson. Much has been written lately about the rise in quality of CUNY over the last two decades. Some have assumed that its rising quality means CUNY must have lost track of its honored populist commitments to New York City's diverse population. That turns out not to be true, according to the careful demographic research published last week by Futures Initiative Fellow and Graduate Center doctoral student, Michael Dorsch. Read more...

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AIEA urges educators to foster innovation, increase access

By Beckie Smith. Despite budgetary challenges, evolving technology and shifting demographics, higher education institutions have placed innovation and widening access to international experiences at the top of their agendas, according to stakeholders at the Association of International Education Administrators‘s conference held this week in Washington, DC. More...

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Growing efforts to help college students in country illegally

The Denver PostBy Yesenia Robles. Almost two years after Colorado passed a law allowing some college students in the country illegally to get in-state tuition, support to help those students navigate financial aid continues to grow. When Senate Bill 33, also known as the ASSET bill, was signed into law, Colorado students meeting certain requirements became eligible for in-state tuition, cheaper than the out-of-state tuition they were required to pay at most schools. More...

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We should change the way U.S. students pay for school

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "usatoday"By . When about 40 students in Sydney, Australia — trying to keep their higher education system from becoming like that in the United States — entered a building where Education Minister Christopher Pyne was this week, police responded with pepper spray. More...

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Malloy Proposes Significant Cuts For Higher Education, Flat Funding for Local School Districts

By . He's often said that education is a top priority, but now some advocates are saying that the swipes Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made at higher education funding and the continued flat funding for schools districts could be a serious setback. More...

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Is the college credit hour obsolete? Perhaps, but no good alternative exists, report says

http://media.cleveland.com/static/cleve/static/img/logo_v001.pngBy Karen Farkas. Is the college credit hour obsolete?
Perhaps, but colleges lack a suitable replacement, according to a report following a two-year study by a committee formed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
For more than 100 years, college students have received credits for successfully completing courses. But today, the credit hour may not be an adequate measure of learning, the report says. More...

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Do We Need Undergraduate Student Affairs Programs?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. When I started out in higher education, I wanted to be a physical therapist. My first year of coursework at Indian Hills Community College was everything that a budding pre-health student required. After two years of study at IHCC, I graduated with my associate's degree. Transferring to the University of Northern Iowa, I was anything but a pre-health student. During those first two years of college I had discovered that I wasn't really that interested in studying science. More...

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Information Literacy In the Wild

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. This morning, catching up on the Sunday New York Times (which often takes me the better part of a week), I felt as if a lot of synapses were firing, making connections in unexpected places. It started with an op-ed piece by Jeffrey M. Zacks, a Washington University psychology professor who studies the way we tend to absorb beliefs from the movies. “Our minds are not well equipped to sort good sources from bad ones,” he writes, because we forget where we originally encountered information. Read more...

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