23 février 2015

Math Geek Mom: Refrains of Music

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. These are the kind of math jokes that have my husband reminding me not to quit my day job. It is, however, what came to mind recently when I learned that the original draft of the song “American Pie” is being put up for auction. Since I live in Cleveland, the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there is a good chance that I will someday get to see the original notes in person. Read more...

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22 février 2015

Feedback on Ratings, Round 3

HomeBy Michael Stratford. From the moment President Obama called for a federal college ratings system some 18 months ago, colleges and universities have criticized the idea and lobbied against it. Read more...

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Making Them Pay

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Community college students should be able to afford to take two courses every spring, summer and fall semester, a new policy paper from New America argues, but a number of barriers -- especially surrounding financial aid -- “impede the flexibility” those students need to earn a degree. Read more...

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Middlebury to Abandon Inflation Peg

HomeBy Ry Rivard. In 2010, the Vermont liberal arts college announced it would not raise its sticker price more than one percentage point above the rate of inflation. Last year, the college began to back away from the plan. Now it seems likely to abandon it altogether. Read more...

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We Can’t Judge Community Colleges’ Success by the Numbers

By . I am a community-college teacher jumping with joy at President Obama’s America’s College Promise proposal, which would undoubtedly send more students to community colleges. But I can’t help but ask: Doesn’t he know that, by federal accountability standards, we’re an abysmal failure? More...

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‘The New York Times’ to Offer Courses as Part of New Education Effort

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The New York Times is re-entering the world of education with a new effort called NYT EDUcation, the company announced on Wednesday, though officials revealed few details.
The Times is collaborating with the CIG Education Group, which helps create branded academic institutions like Sotheby’s Institute of Art, to develop the program. More...

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Canadian Regulator Shuts Down 14 Everest College Campuses

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The government of Ontario has shut down 14 campuses of Everest College, whose U.S.-based parent company, Corinthian Colleges, collapsed last year while under scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Education. On Thursday the regulator that oversees Everest revoked the chain’s license to operate. The National Association of Career Colleges, a nonprofit group that represents career colleges in Canada, told the CBC that it hoped to work with the province to limit the damage to the more than 2,400 students who attend Everest institutions in Ontario. More...

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Colorado Sues For-Profit College, Claiming ‘Deceptive’ Practices

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Colorado’s attorney general has sued a for-profit college for “deceptive trade practices,” The Denver Post reports. The lawsuit, filed in December, asserts that the company, CollegeAmerica, misled students by advertising, for one thing, that they “could earn a million dollars more over your lifetime if you hold the right degree.” More...

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Another Republican Governor Proposes Big Cuts in Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Add another state to the list of budgetary showdowns playing out between Republican governors and higher education.
First there was Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker proposed dealing with a $2-billion deficit by giving the public-university system more autonomy and, in exchange, cutting $300-million in state funding over two years. More...

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Obama college rating plans ‘should be ditched’

By . An organisation with more than 200 US university members has formally urged the federal government to ditch plans for a college ratings system. More...

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