07 décembre 2014

Access to Child Care Declines Across Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research shows a decline in child-care services across higher education, and particularly at community colleges.
The percentage of two-year colleges that offer on-campus child-care services fell from 53 percent in 2004 to 46 percent in 2013. More...

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Good Science for the American Taxpayer

subscribe todayBy Lamar Smith. A hallmark of a great university is an active, engaged board of trustees that asks tough questions and holds university leadership accountable for meeting the highest standards. So I was surprised that the leaders of the Association of American Universities recently registered concern about similar oversight efforts by the House Science Committee, which I chair, involving requests for information from the National Science Foundation. More...

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How Sociologists Made Themselves Irrelevant

subscribe todayBy Orlando Patterson. Early in 2014, President Obama announced a new initiative, My Brother’s Keeper, aimed at alleviating the problems of black youth. Not only did a task force appointed to draw up the policy agenda not include a single professional sociologist, but I could find no evidence that any sociologist was even consulted in the critical first three months of the group’s work, summarized in a report to the president, despite the enormous amount of work sociologists have done on poverty and the problems of black youth. More...

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How to Make the Case for Graduate Education

subscribe todayBy Vimal Patel. After her talk to a packed room on Thursday, Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, asked audience members to raise their hands if they planned to meet with members of Congress or their staffs while here in Washington.
Only about a half-dozen or so hands shot up in a room full of some 700 graduate-school administrators attending the annual meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools. More...

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At the White House Summit, 3 Things That Worked—and 2 That Didn’t

subscribe todayBy Max Lewontin. With an increased focus on the barriers that keep many students from enrolling in or graduating from college, the second White House Summit on College Opportunity invited a broader range of college leaders, pre­college educators, and organizations to the table. More...

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More Than 100 Colleges Made Pledges at the First White House Summit. Here’s How 6 Fared.

subscribe todayBy Mary Bowerman, Max Lewontin, and Jared Misner. Some college leaders have dismissed the White House’s Summit on College Opportunity—the second installment of which takes place on Thursday—as a dog-and-pony show focused more on drawing attention than on stoking action. But all of the more than 100 institutions that scored invitations to the first summit, held in January, had to pledge to do something to expand college access for needy students. More...

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White House Summit on College Opportunity, Take 2: Bigger, Broader, but Still Secretive

subscribe todayBy Kelly Field. When college leaders convene here on Thursday for the second Summit on College Opportunity, they’ll notice a few changes from the inaugural event, held in January.
Most obvious will be the size of the event. Twice as many people are expected to attend the second summit, which has been moved from the White House to the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center to accommodate the crowd. More...

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06 décembre 2014

Shimer College: the worst school in America?

The Guardian homeBy . This tiny, eccentric institution in Chicago was just voted the worst place to study in America. But does Shimer, which shuns lectures and has no societies or clubs, deserve such an accolade? Jon Ronson went there to investigate. More...

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02 décembre 2014

Latin America Talent: Best & Worst Countries

LatAm talent, Chevron judicial victories, Colombia currency reform and doing business in Central America and Dominican Republic.
Chile is the best country in Latin America when it comes toability to develop, attract and retain talent for companies that operate there. Meanwhile, Venezuela is worst, according to the IMD Talent Ranking from Swiss-based business school IMD. More...

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28 novembre 2014

Alberta universities could see spending cuts and tuition hikes

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Simona Chiose. Alberta’s postsecondary institutions should be ready for a new fiscal environment as oil prices decline, the province’s education minister says, pledging to make sure universities and colleges will not be taken by surprise by any future changes in fundings. Read more...

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