25 janvier 2015

The Difference Community Colleges Make

HomeBy Casey Randazzo. My college career began with remedial courses at a community college and ended four years later with a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. Read more...

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Help Community College Students: Restore Year-Round Pell

HomeBy Jason Delisle and Ben Miller. With President Obama’s new proposal to greatly expand federal support for community colleges getting all the attention, many on Capitol Hill want to bring back a large program tailor-made for the students who attend these institutions – one that the president himself led the charge to cut. Read more...

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Intellectual Connections

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Integrative learning. It sounds good, and it’s a cornerstone of the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) initiative to advance liberal education. Read more...

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Obama's Final Two Years

HomeBy Michael Stratford. The White House has highlighted a range of higher education policy ideas in the days and weeks leading up to President Obama’s penultimate State of the Union address on Tuesday evening. Read more...

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Flexibility and Graduation

HomeBy Paul Fain. Attending college full time isn’t always the best way to get to graduation, at least for adult community college students who have previously pursued a degree and dropped out.
That’s the central finding of a new study from a coalition of five higher education groups. Read more...

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Checkered Recovery Continues

HomeBy Ry Rivard. Most states increased higher education spending last year but half still spend less on college-related programs than they did five years ago, according to a report released today. Over all, state higher ed spending this year is up 5.2 percent nationwide, according to an annual report by the enter for the Study of Education Policy at Illinois State University and the State Higher Education Executive Officers. Read more...

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'Autonomy' Arrives at the NCAA

HomeBy Jake New. In a historic vote here Saturday, the five wealthiest conferences in the National Collegiate Athletic Association agreed to expand their athletic scholarships to cover the full cost of attendance at an athlete's college or university. Read more...

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CUNY’s Pathway to Shared Governance

By . William Bowen and Eugene Tobin’s new book, Locus of Authority: The Evolution of Faculty Roles in the Governance of Higher Education, has resulted in much commentary and discussion about the appropriate roles of faculty members and administrators in the activities and governance of colleges. More...

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O Canada! in New Orleans

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . “I’m so New Orleans, when I go out of town people ask me if I’m Canadian.” A joke, right?
No, it seems that, contrary to all expectations, a certain Canadian pronunciation is beginning to emerge in the Big Easy. More...

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Study Questions Whether Full-Time Enrollment Is Best for Everyone

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “Non-First-Time Student Persistence Patterns”
Organizations: InsideTrack, American Council on Education, NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, University Professional and Continuing Education Association, and National Student Clearinghouse
Summary: Most experts agree that first-time students are more likely to graduate on time from community colleges when they are enrolled full time. That has led some policy makers and nonprofit advocacy groups to encourage, and in some cases to require, students in certain programs to take 15 credit hours per semester. More...

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