25 janvier 2015

Are We Prepared for President Obama's Free Community Colleges?

By . As The Washington Post suggested in a subsequent editorial, "investing in education is a smart long-term strategy" when addressing income inequality and American competitiveness. The Post proposes means testing community college assistance to prevent the program from becoming a "new middle class entitlement" and adopting strategies like increasing Pell Grants that could be used for undergraduate students at four-year institutions as well. More...

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The Least Economically Diverse Top College, Seeking to Change

New York TimesBy David Leonhardt. The leaders of Washington University in St. Louis have decided that it has a distinction they no longer want: the nation’s least economically diverse top collegeRead more...

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Obama eyes legacy with free higher education plan

By Mary Beth Marklein. President Barack Obama's proposal to make community college free for Americans who are "willing to work hard" stands almost no chance of being passed this year by a Republican-controlled Congress, but it has reinvigorated national debate over the role of higher education in a democracy. Read more...

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Below the Radar

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. This report, by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, will probably vanish down the collective memory hole within days. And that’s a shame, because it puts the lie to several pervasive myths. Read more...

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Thoughts on the Cuomo Proposal

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. From out of nowhere, the last couple of weeks have presented a flurry of ideas from very powerful people on ways to attack student loan debt. For a higher ed practitioner and commenter like me, it’s an exciting time. Read more...

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ASU Is the "New American University" - It's Terrifying

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. In March, Johns Hopkins University Press will release Arizona State University president Michael Crow’s book (co-authored with William Dabars), Designing the New American UniversityRead more...

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28 Universities Will Participate in Sexual Assault Survey

HomeFewer than half of the elite research institutions that comprise the Association of American Universities will participate in that group's effort to anonymously survey students about the prevalence of sexual assault on campuses. The association said Thursday that 27 of its 60 U.S. members and one non-member college will join the effort. Read more...

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75 Percent of Campuses Employ Armed Officers

HomeViolent crime on college campuses is decreasing, but the number of sworn and armed police officers on campuses continues to rise, according to a new report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The report was based on the 2011-12 Survey of Campus Law Enforcement Agencies, and included responses and Clery data from more than 900 U.S. four-year colleges and universities that enroll 2,500 or more students. Read more...

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Activists Launch Fund to Help Adjuncts Pay Bills

HomeAdjuncts facing temporary financial hardship may soon seek out help from PrecariCorps, a new nonprofit organization founded by fellow adjuncts and adjunct activists. The national group is applying for 501(c)(3) status to be able to match donations from individuals and organizations with applicants’ various needs. Read more...

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Higher Ed and Guests at State of the Union

HomePresident Obama, like many presidents over the last 25 or so years, invites selected guests -- whose stories reflect administration priorities --  to sit with the First Lady during the State of the Union address. This year there are several higher education connections. Read more...

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