14 décembre 2014

The Innovation Agenda

HomeBy Jeffrey J. Williams. For a rising generation of administrators in higher education, the heart of education is innovative technology -- and faculty get in the way. Read more...

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Budget Deal Unveiled

HomeBy Michael Stratford. Congressional leaders agreed Tuesday on a spending bill that would avoid a government shutdown and provide modest increases to student aid programs and scientific research. The compromise deal, which would fund most of the federal government until next October, would also restore a pathway to student aid for students who do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent, like a GED. Read more...

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Best of a Bad Situation?

HomeBy Paul Fain. The U.S. Department of Education last week defended the deal it helped broker for Corinthian Colleges, a disintegrating for-profit chain, to sell 56 of its campuses to a nonprofit student loan guarantee agency, ECMC. If approved, the proposed $24 million purchase “fends off disastrous consequences,” the department said in a written statement. Read more...

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Quiet Players, Deep Pockets

HomeBy Paul Fain. Student loan guarantee agencies faced an uncertain future in 2010, when the Obama administration and the U.S. Congress eliminated government-backed private lending. With the federal government issuing only direct loans, the guarantee business of insuring bank loans was destined to dry up. As a result, the more than 30 guarantee agencies have been trying to diversify in recent years. Read more...

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'Privatization and the Public Good'

HomeBy Doug Lederman. Put five public university administrators in a room, and chances are good that within an hour one of them will joke about the fact that his or her institution has gone from being "state supported" to "state assisted" to "state located." As funding for public higher education has shrunk (or at least failed to keep up with growing enrollments) in many states, public colleges and universities have increasingly sought other forms of funding that, over time, make them look less and less like state entities and more and more like their cousins in the private nonprofit sector. Read more...

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For-Profit Educator Will Pay $3.75-Million Over Deceptive Marketing

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A for-profit education company has agreed to pay Massachusetts $3.75-million to settle claims it engaged in deceptive marketing practices, The Boston Globe reports. The office of the state’s attorney general, Martha Coakley, announced on Friday that the Salter chain, which is owned by Premier Education Group LP, had claimed its admissions process was selective when it wasn’t and had misrepresented job-placement rates. More...

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How to Improve Discussion of Race in the Classroom

subscribe todayBy Jeannine Bell. The grand juries’ decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner bore all the hallmarks of sensitive topics that, to keep the peace, should be discussed only in private, or in small groups of people who share the same race and politics. More...

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An Aging America: Higher Education's New Frontier

subscribe todayBy Barbara Vacarr. As baby boomers flock toward retirement in ever-increasing numbers, industries are gearing up to capitalize on this historic demographic revolution. But for all the attention, one sector has been strangely absent from the conversation: higher education. More...

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Ecuador is betting $1 billion that a dream city can make it a high-tech leader

By Jim Wyss. Ecuador is building a research university and city in the middle of a remote pasture. Can it succeed where others have failed?
It’s the year 2043 and this burgeoning city of 100,000 is a high-tech Mecca. Using rare plants from the Amazon, university researchers have cured many diseases; factories churn out nano-sponges that soak up oil spills around the world; local software designers are the envy of Palo Alto. Ecuador — once known for its crude and bananas — is now the Silicon Valley of the tropics, the Singapore of the Andes. More...

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/article1975363.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/article1975363.html#storylink=cpy

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Chile to Have Free Higher Education by 2016

TelesurThe Chilean students have been demonstrating since the conservative government of Sebastian Piñera (2010-2014) to demand more equality in access to education.
Chile’s Minister of Interior Rodrigo Peñailillo announced Thursday that university education will be free by 2016. Read more...

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