08 février 2015

Casino colleges: Ka-ching ka-ching

University Business LogoBy James Martin and James E. Samels. Based in part on geographic proximity and mission complementarity, higher education institutions cater to the fast changing skills development needs of the gaming industry. This is especially true in Las Vegas where UNLV supports the International Gaming Institute which features its prestigious Executive Development Program. UNLV provides knowledge on most aspects of casino management and with courses geared toward executive levels—future leaders of the next iteration of casinos and resorts are trained. More...

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Concordia offers high school students year of college, cost-free

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. With a mission to provide access and opportunity to the “highest-value Lutheran Christian higher education possible,” Concordia University announced today the Concordia Promise dual credit (early college start) initiative. The Concordia Promise offers high school students the unprecedented opportunity to complete one year of a liberal arts undergraduate degree cost-free. Program information is available online at http://concordiapromise.com. More...

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More College Freshmen Report Having Felt Depressed

The New York TimesBy Alan Schwarz. High numbers of students are beginning college having felt depressed and overwhelmed during the previous year, according to an annual survey released on Thursday, reinforcing some experts’ concern about the emotional health of college freshmen.
The survey of more than 150,000 students nationwide, “The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2014,” found that 9.5 percent of respondents had frequently “felt depressed” during the past year, a significant rise over the 6.1 percent reported five years ago. More...

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Is Your First Grader College Ready?

The New York TimesBy Laura Pappano. What is college? To Madison Comer, a confident 6-year-old, it is a very big place. “It’s tall,” she explained, outlining the head of Tuffy, the North Carolina State mascot, with a gray crayon. “It’s like high school but it’s higher.”
Elizabeth Mangan, who plans to be a veterinarian because she loves her puppy, pointed out that she, too, would attend North Carolina State. “Me and Madison are going to the same college,” she said. More...

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Community colleges flourish as demand for specialized degrees grows

By Mike Watkins. Institutions are happy to provide educated employees for hot careers.
Once upon a time, a high school diploma was more than enough to get a good-paying job.
But as times changed and technology advanced and professions became more specialized, a diploma proved insufficient and the call for higher education was heard loud and clear. More...

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FCC Switcheroo Under Title II

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/law.jpg?itok=7sode5LvBy Tracy Mitrano. The turnabout in Chairmen Wheeler’s position on net neutrality is a case study of democracy in action. The New York Times reports that the FCC received over 4 million comments on last year’s proposed new rules. Those comments, and plenty of commentary by technologists, public interest groups and other political analysts, moved President Obama to step out forcefully in favor of net neutrality. Read more...

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Math Geek Mom: Discovering Talents

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. When I entered college, I entered as a physics major. I thought that studying physics would be the best way to apply my love of math to the study of science. I didn’t know that much of the same could be said about Economics, so it would take me a few years to declare that subject as my major. I thought of this career detour recently as I watched my daughter find her own passionRead more...

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Snowy Days and Mondays

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Thanks to snowstorms, we’ve already lost the first two Monday nights of the semester to closings. According to the folks on the Weather Channel, it’s entirely possible that we’ll lose the third, too. Read more...

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U.S. Spends $1.1 Trillion on College and Job Training

HomeColleges spent $407 billion in 2013 on formal education programs, while employers spent $177 billion, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. The report found that employers also spent $413 billion on informal, on-the-job training. That means the workforce side of the total $1.1 trillion in expenditures on training outpaced that of higher education. Read more...

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Questions on Obama Claim on Politicians Starting Colleges

HomePolitiFact, the fact-checking service of The Tampa Bay Times, is questioning President Obama's claim that politicians have started colleges. In a recent interview on YouTube, Obama answered a question about why young people should be interested in politics this way. Read more...

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