15 février 2015

Washington Bill Would Let College Adjuncts Qualify as Substitute Teachers

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . An unusual bill pending in Washington State’s Senate would clear the way for experienced adjunct faculty members at colleges to be certified as substitute teachers in public schools. More...

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Bill Would Outlaw College-Ratings System and Gainful-Employment Rule

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . An influential Republican lawmaker on Friday introduced a bill that would abolish the U.S. Department of Education’s gainful-employment rule and outlaw the Obama administration’s forthcoming college-ratings system, among other things. More...

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Online Giant Pearson Gets Big Payoffs Despite Results, Investigation Shows

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy A Politico investigation shows that the publishing and learning-technology giant Pearson gets big payouts even when it falls short of recruitment goals it establishes with its university clients in contracts to create online courses. For example, the company’s contract with Rutgers University dictates that if Pearson recruits fewer students than expected to its online-degree programs, it may actually receive a larger portion of students’ tuition. More...

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Fulbright Program Seeks to Get More Community Colleges Involved in Exchanges

http://chronicle.com/img/subscribe-footer.pngBy Katherine Mangan. When someone mentions the Fulbright Program, it often evokes images of venerable researchers from elite institutions traveling to far-flung corners of the world. But the U.S. State Department is doing more to make sure that faculty members and others from community colleges also benefit from the exchange program, with the goal of getting more international perspectives into community-college campuses and classrooms. Read more...

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Isolated Scholars: Making Bricks, Not Shaping Policy

http://chronicle.com/img/subscribe-footer.pngBy Andrew J. Hoffman. In last month’s State of the Union address, President Obama sounded the alarm on climate change, pausing to enumerate his administration’s accomplishments but also underscoring the problems that lie ahead. Though his speech encompassed myriad issues facing the American public, Obama emphasized that "no challenge—no challenge—poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change." Read more...

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Congressional Report Blasts 'a Jungle of Red Tape' That Ensnares Colleges

http://chronicle.com/img/subscribe-footer.pngBy Kelly Field. The nation’s colleges are "enmeshed in a jungle of red tape," faced with federal regulations that are complicated, costly, and often confusing, according to a new report by a Congressional task force.
The report, produced by the American Council on Education, concludes that too many federal rules are "unnecessarily voluminous and too often ambiguous," with "unreasonable" compliance costs. Read more...

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11 février 2015

Post-secondary ‘re-engineering’ begins

By Tom Fletcher. Premier Christy Clark’s push to “re-engineer” the B.C. education system is moving ahead aggressively in B.C.’s 25 post-secondary institutions.
One of the first tasks for Andrew Wilkinson in his new role as advanced education minister was to outline the shift in operating grants for colleges and universities to in-demand occupations. By 2017, a quarter of the money for post-secondary institutions will be directed to areas where labour force surveys forecast a need. More...

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États-Unis : éteindre son téléphone donne droit à une récompense aux étudiants

Par Figaro Etudiant. La Pennsylvania State University et la California State University ont décidé de récompenser les étudiants qui feront l’effort d’ignorer leur téléphone pendant les cours, avec des bons de réduction valables dans la librairie, les snacks et les boutiques de vêtements du campus. Suite...

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Amazon s’invite sur les campus américains

Par Amélie Petitdemange. Sur les ordinateurs, et bientôt dans les universités. Le géant du commerce en ligne Amazon, qui vient de signer des contrats avec trois grandes universités du Massachusetts, de l’Indiana, et de la Californie, installera d’ici peu des magasins Amazon sur les campus. Sorte de points de retrait, les étudiants pourront y retirer leurs achats effectués en ligne. Suite...

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08 février 2015

FY 2016 budget targets higher-ed opportunity

eCampus NewsMore students would have access to higher education under President Obama’s FY 2016 budget request, which he sent to Congress on Feb. 2, 2015. More...

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