07 décembre 2014

Two-Year Majors

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Should community colleges have psychology majors?  English majors?  Poli sci majors?
The trend nationally is against it.  The “guided pathways” movement is all about “streamlining,” which means reducing the number of available options to the bare minimum.  The theory, and there is some empirical support for it, is that students are easily overwhelmed by too many options. Read more...

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Report Says Four-Year Degrees Are a 'Myth'

HomeA new policy report from Complete College America pushes for a return to "on-time" graduation. The nonprofit group said commonly used graduation rates of 150 percent of on-time program length (six years for bachelor's degrees and three for associates) are "unacceptable, especially when we consider that students and their families are trying desperately to control the skyrocketing costs of higher education." Read more...

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“Like a Real College”

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. How do you know a real college when you see one? People in the industry may have some quick answers, drawing on accreditation, reputation, or the presence or absence of (insert hobbyhorse here). 
Until about 1995, that was pretty much good enough. Read more...

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Filtering, Again

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. “Sometimes, the police break the law.”  -- Me, to The Girl, this week.
The Girl is ten, and The Boy is thirteen.  TB seems in a sort of hurry to grow up; TG is enjoying being ten.  But they’re both old enough to notice some of the things going on in the world around them.  And they notice when a parent reacts emotionally to a news story. Read more...

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What the GradHackers Are Thankful For

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy GradHacker. I am thankful for my mentors who have helped me to succeed and provide me with endless support. Over the last year I’ve gone from taking comprehensive exams and defending my proposal, to starting to do my dissertation analysis and writing. I’m grateful for my advisors and mentors who have helped make this major transition easier for me. They consistently challenge me to do better in everything, push me to learn more about statistics and teaching methods, and have faith that I’ll be a successful colleague one day. Read more...

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15 Hours Doesn't Work for Everyone

HomeBy Pamela Tate. In a research brief by Complete College America called “The Power of 15 Credits,” the group makes a good case (citing data on first-time enrollees) that the larger credit load does, indeed, have an impact -- and improved students’ chances of earning a degree. Read more...

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The Second Summit

HomeBy Michael Stratford. The Obama administration is once again gathering hundreds of college presidents here today for a second White House-run summit that will promote new commitments to help low-income students. Read more...

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Good Cop, Bad Cop From White House

HomeBy Michael Stratford. The second White House college summit held Thursday was bigger and focused on a broader range of institutions than the inaugural January event. Read more...

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Grading Teacher Prep

HomeBy Michael Stratford. The Obama administration on Wednesday unveiled its controversial regulation that would link some federal funding for teacher preparation programs, in part, to the rate at which their graduates get jobs and how well they perform at the schools where they are hired. Read more...

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The Talk—and Pledges—at the White House Summit on College Opportunity

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Hundreds of college leaders are now heading home, still giddy from Thursday’s White House Summit on College Opportunity. Now comes the hard part: Making good on their varied promises to enroll more low-income students and help them graduate. More...

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