21 décembre 2014

What About Learning?

HomeBy Carol Geary Schneider and Daniel F. Sullivan. With the release of the Obama administration’s much-anticipated framework for rating the nation’s colleges and universities, commentators already are weighing in on the yawning gulf between the stated intention of ensuring “a quality education of real value” and the severe limitations of the metrics being considered. While the proposed college ratings system can and should expose some truly bad institutions that don’t deserve to receive federal support, the ratings framework by design presents a severely limited picture of how individual colleges and universities serve students and the nation. Read more...

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Sustaining SARA

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Leaders of a national movement to ease the regulatory burden on colleges and universities that offer distance education say the effort has passed its tipping point after more than a third of the states have joined in less than a year. Read more...

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Career Education Corp. Will Sell 16 Campuses

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The Career Education Corporation will sell off its 16 culinary-arts campuses, though the for-profit educator has not identified a buyer, according to a corporate filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. More...

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46 Groups Raise Concerns About Sale of Corinthian Campuses

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Forty-six organizations signed a letter on Wednesday expressing reservations about the proposed sale of 56 Corinthian Colleges campuses to the nonprofit ECMC Group. More...

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Colleges Are Cutting Back on Credit-Card Deals, Report Says

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Colleges have continued to embark on fewer agreements with credit-card companies, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s annual report on the agreements, released on Monday. They have instead opted to participate in the marketing of products that are subject to less scrutiny, like debit cards and prepaid cards, the report states. More...

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25 Institutions Sign Up for Project to Ease Path to Degree

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Twenty-five colleges have signed up for an alternative-credit program created by the American Council on Education and financed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the council announced on Monday.
As part of the pilot program, announced in September, students can complete courses from a designated list of about 100 and then earn credit from the participating institutions, which include community colleges, four-year institutions, and for-profit colleges. More...

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The 10 Most-Popular Wired Campus Articles of 2014

By . We crunched the numbers to find the most popular coverage of 2014. The list—which includes predictions of big changes in classroom teaching, in academic publishing, in communicating with parents, and in the mission of libraries—highlights the range of aspects of campus life affected by technology. And it reminds us how mainstream technology coverage is these days. Read more...

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5 Things We Know About College Students in 2014

By . Everybody wants to know what college students are thinking, especially educators and marketers. What do they like? What are they like?
The surveyors at Student Monitor, a market-research firm, are among those trying to peel back the layers on the minds that so many people invest so much in courting. Read more...

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How the College-Ratings Plan Came About

subscribe todayBy Andy Thomason. December 19, 2014. The Education Department releases a draft version of the plan. More...

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More Metrics, More Problems: Breaking Down Obama’s College-Ratings Plan

subscribe todayBy Katherine Mangan and Beckie Supiano. President Obama’s controversial college-ratings plan has spawned 16 months of intense debate, much of it centering on one key question: What measures would factor into the ratings?
On Friday the Education Department released a "framework" outlining what the system might eventually look like. The new information is unlikely to quell the controversy: It’s heavy on possibilities and light on details. More...

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