27 octobre 2014

Hope Helps

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. IHE reported that Senator Patty Murray, of Washington, has proposed a limited reintroduction of the Ability to Benefit rule in the latest draft of the Higher Education Act. This is one of the better ideas I’ve heard from the Senate. And no, I don’t mean that as damning by faint praise Read more...

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On The Town, Bat Boy, etc.

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/provost.jpg?itok=k-3W3N__By Herman Berliner. I recently attended the latest Broadway revival of On The Town.  The music for the show was written by Leonard Bernstein, the book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green all were based on an idea and a ballet by Jerome Robbins.  The music is great - songs that are now classics such as “New York, New York,” “Carried Away,” “I Can Cook Too” and “Lucky To Be Me” make for an enjoyable listening experience. Read more...

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I'm Coming to a City Near You

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. This week I will be going on a book tour in support of my newly-released collection of short stories, Tough Day for the Army, which was called, “well-written and wonderfully comedic,” among other nice things, by Publishers WeeklyRead more...

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Nicholas Kristof Made It Official

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/law.jpg?itok=7sode5LvBy Tracy Mitrano. The downgrading of U.S. higher education both as the engine of domestic upward mobility and international influence is official: Nicholas Kristof in this Sunday’s column, “The American Dream is Leaving America,” said so himself. Read more...

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Obama on Affirmative Action in Higher Ed

HomeIn an interview in The New Yorker, President Obama expressed support for affirmative action in higher education, and questioned how precisely a Supreme Court deadline for phasing out the consideration of race should be viewed. The article looks broadly at President Obama's influence on the federal court system, and touches on affirmative action toward the end of the piece. Read more...

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Majority of Colleges Say Their Concussion Plans Keep Students Safe

HomeDespite increasing public scrutiny and a number of lawsuits in recent years, including one against the National Collegiate Athletic Association that ended in a $70 million settlement and stricter injury guidelines, most colleges believe their concussion management plans do a good job of protecting students from head trauma, according to a study published Tuesday in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Nearly 99 percent of the 907 institutions who participated in the study said their concussion management plans protected athletes "well" or "very well." Read more...

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Ed Department to Colleges: Read the Instructions

HomeThe U.S. Department of Education has a response to colleges and universities confused by how they are supposed to count students enrolled in distance education courses: Read the instructions.
In a study released last month, higher education consultant Phil Hill and the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies found many colleges and universities have under- or overreported thousands of students to the federal government, which tracks those numbers through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System program, or IPEDS. Read more...

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26 octobre 2014

Ability to Benefit, Again?

HomeBy Paul Fain. A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers wants to bring back financial aid for college students who do not hold a high school diploma or its equivalent, like a GED. The U.S. Congress eliminated aid eligibility for these so-called “ability to benefit” students in 2012. The motivation was to rein in spending on Pell Grants, and the cut was easier to make, politically, than other trims. Read more...

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'Dear White People'

HomeBy Jake New. The film "Dear White People," which received a limited national release on Friday, is billed as “a satire about being a black face in a white place.”
The white place is Winchester College, a fictitious Ivy League institution that finds itself on cable news after a black-themed party leads to a small riot. Read more...

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Questions and answers from Cal Poly

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/castingoutnines-45.pngBy Robert Talbert. This past weekend I had the great pleasure of visiting California Polytechnic State University, aka Cal Poly, in San Luis Obispo, CA for a day of consulting with faculty on teaching and learning issues and giving a talk on “Re:Designing Class for Flipped Learning Experiences”. More...

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