04 novembre 2014

Why Public Institutions Are Considering Crossing Over (Part 1)

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Over the past several years, there has been much discussion about the decline in public support for higher education. Following the Great Recession of 2008, the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) organization reported that “educational appropriations per full-time equivalent (FTE) students fell to a 25-year low (in inflation-adjusted dollars).” This was partially offset by tuition, which increased at five percent per year between 2009 and 2011, and then by more than eight percent in 2012. More...

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The Rise of Private Universities in the US

Leadership Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies main imageBy Felix von Wendorff. his article will try to summarize the rise of private universities in the US, and particularly the growing number of for-profit education providers, a key factor in the issue of why college education is so expensive – and getting even more so.
For those of you who have been looking at the recent developments among universities in the US, it could easily be compared to a libertarian’s wet dream: the private sector has finally been allowed to enter the higher education industry (yes, “industry”) – a “sector” which was previously successfully dominated by the government. More...

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Why are US Universities so Expensive?

Leadership Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies main imageBy Felix von Wendorff. Only a couple of decades ago, attending a US university as noble as UC Berkley cost $540 a year (US$2,756 in 2010 dollars). Now the pages have turned, and attending this fine public institution will set a family back more than $30,000 a year. At the uber-elite quasi-for-profit schools like Harvard and Stanford, the annual price tag can be upwards of $60,000. I say quasi-for-profit because they are not actually for-profits; they are research universities that use their profits to finance research. More...

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Shut Out of Higher Education

The New York TimesBy . The United States set out 40 years ago to ensure that people who qualified academically for higher education would not be turned away for financial reasons and would have access to college degrees that allowed them to move up on the social ladder. This plan required the states to subsidize public colleges and universities to keep tuition affordable, while the federal government furnished the poorest students with Pell Grants that largely covered the remaining costs. More...

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03 novembre 2014

Obama administration rules target for-profit colleges

By . The Obama administration on Thursday will publish new regulations intended to target for-profit career colleges that leave students with debts they cannot repay.
The U.S. Department of Education rules will sanction schools with students who carry too much debt compared with their earnings after graduation. Programs that fail to meet debt-to-income requirements for two out of three consecutive years would lose eligibility for federal student loans and grants -- the primary revenue stream at for-profit colleges. More...

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#SAgrad Program Not Accepting Applications

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. On a recent comment thread on the Student Affairs subreddit, someone asked for recommendations for higher education administration graduate programs. Enthusiastically, I recommended Oregon State University's College Student Services Administration (CSSA) "#SAgrad" program. My experience as a CSSA grad was very positive. More...

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The Changing Roles of Academic Administrative Assistants

By Joshua Kim. The role an academic administrative assistant is changing.  This work is morphing from a support role to a creative collaborative profession.  The title of “administrative” and “assistant” doubly fails to capture the work that these professionals do.  “Administrative” is too narrow a term for colleagues who daily juggle project management, resource planning, communications, scheduling, finances, and logistics.  “Assistant” is not well specified, as all of our work is collaborative. Read more...

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Call Waiting

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. I was happy to see yesterday’s report on the latest from the Center for American Progress, calling for a new round of public investment in higher education. I was particularly taken with the idea of focusing the largest increases on community colleges, which have absorbed the largest proportional cuts over the last decade and a half. Read more...

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Hirings Up for College Graduates, but Salaries Stagnant

HomeHiring of college graduates this year is expected to reach levels not seen since the early 2000s, but the starting salaries of those positions are improving at a much slower pace, according to new reports authored by Phil Gardner, the director of the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University. The number of internships -- and paid ones at that -- is also expected to increase. After several years of slow growth, hiring of recent college graduates will increase by 16 percent for the 2014-2015 school year, according to Gardner's report released earlier this month. Read more...

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More Specificity on Benefits of Community College

HomeDisadvantaged students who enroll at community colleges and who would not otherwise have attended college are more likely to earn a bachelor's degree in the future, according to a newly released research paper. And while many policies focus on getting students into four-year colleges instead of community colleges, the study found that the vast majority of community college students do not suffer a penalty to their eventual likelihood of completing a bachelor's degree. Read more...

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