07 décembre 2014

Don’t rob higher ed to fund other education mandates

The Seattle TimesBy Stan Barer and Hugh Spitzer. WASHINGTON’S Office of Financial Management recently warned the state’s public universities to expect severe budget cuts in the next fiscal year — possibly up to 15 percent. Much of the impetus for this threat comes from the state Supreme Court’s requirement that the Legislature live up to the Constitution’s declaration that the “paramount duty” of state government is “to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders.” More...

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Why two states have poured money into public higher education

The Hechinger ReportBy . More than a quarter of a billion dollars’ worth of new facilities are going up here or have been opened in the last few years. Another $80 million is being spent at North Dakota State University, an hour and a half south in Fargo, where carillon bells blare the fight song every afternoon at 5. And $179 million more was approved for public universities and colleges statewide by the last session of the legislature, along with $12 million for research and nearly $40 million for raises and increased operating and utility costs. More...

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How to Pick a College President

By . I have never been persuaded that leaders in higher education should be selected from academics. Or, more precisely, I doubt that the customary responsibilities of a faculty member prepares her to preside over an institution of higher education. The skill sets needed for longevity heading a college do not overlap significantly with the talent and training of the typical scholar-teacher, especially in these times of unceasing change. The selection of professors and the expectations of them are not intended to foster development of diverse competencies. More...

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Tribe Pictures connects leaders with students

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Tribe’s commercials aired during coverage of what’s been dubbed Rivalry 150 (www.rivalry150.com). Since 1884, Lafayette and Lehigh have faced off on the gridiron more than any other colleges in US history. The spots will eventually be featured on the college’s campaign web site, liveconnected.lafayette.edu. More...

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Sailing out of the Imperfect Storm

University Business LogoBy James Martin and James E. Samels. There are few economic challenges that move the dial in America quite like the skyrocketing costs of higher ed. From early morning pundits to late night talk shows the student and family debt burden issue is clear and ever present. More...

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Colleges drop criminal queries from admissions apps

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Three New York schools have eliminated or altered questions pertaining to applicants’ criminal histories. In an era where many campus security efforts are being amplified, some schools are relaxing certain policies around prospective students’ criminal backgrounds. More...

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Please—no more lectures or slide presentations

University Business LogoBy Carol Patton. Each year, the University of Nebraska, Omaha, hires several hundred new administrative or office service workers, says Cecil Hicks, who himself was hired in May as the school’s HR director. More...

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Univer-cities: Affordable San Franciscos?

University Business LogoBy John Gann. In the business world, products sometimes price themselves out of the market and provide an opening for competitors.
Because of strong demand for what they offer, universities have long been able to raise tuitions without triggering this effect. But today we have controversy about the burden of student loans (a movie expose, “Ivory Tower,” opened in June). More...

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What does student success mean in higher ed today?

University Business LogoBy Melissa Ezarik. The go-to data point used to indicate whether an institution is helping students reach success has tended to be its graduation rate. Post-graduation employment is another indicator that colleges and universities will note for ROI-focused students and families. More...

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Energy synergy in higher education

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Conservation on campus is about saving money and electricity at a time of lagging state funding and soaring global demand for power. Worldwide energy use is slated to jump 56 percent by 2040, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Meanwhile, students and faculty are increasingly well-versed in energy use and are demanding sustainable solutions. More...

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