14 octobre 2014


http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. This weekend, two thoughtful stories about community college students got unusual play.  Both were about sympathetic students whose studies were in constant tension with the need to make money (and, in one case, with the needs of a young child).  In both cases, you couldn’t help but root for the student, and in both cases, relatively small amounts of money made a terrible difference. Read more...

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4:00 Dinners

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. The Gates Foundation has paid for a report suggesting that colleges could save millions by collapsing “extra” sections, and increasing enrollments in the sections that remain.
What, exactly, do they think we’ve been doing?
On the ground, I can attest that managing section enrollments is a conscious task every single semester. 

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Reaching Out With Tech

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. A former New York City schools chancellor plans to use technology -- and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s $700 million endowment -- to connect more low-income students with prestigious colleges and universities. Read more...

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13 octobre 2014

For-profit giant’s competency-based ‘Open College’

By Goldie Blumenstyk, The Chronicle of Higher Education. One of the biggest for-profit college companies in the United States is creating an ‘Open College’ aimed at adults who may already have skills and experience that could qualify for college credits. Read more...

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12 octobre 2014

Advice to a daughter about staying safe on campus

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/images/BlogLeo_en.jpgBy Léo Charbonneau. This is a guest post by our regular contributor Rosanna Tamburri, co-author of our feature story, “Ending sexual violence on campus.”
When University Affairs editor Peggy Berkowitz contacted me to co-write a story about campus sexual assault, I was out of town visiting a university my daughter was considering attending this fall. It was late spring, the weekend before convocation and the graduates had returned to pick up their gowns and mortarboards. Streamers were hung and there was an air of festivity. More...

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A new college for new scholars

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWMTBx0CPzMFK637Zb6AgNbjhxfVRtTVkrwKoq4ZPL2p18KKWOEwB3AWIBy Léo Charbonneau. There’s a new college in Canada, but it’s not a bricks-and-mortar institution.
The Royal Society of Canada has created the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. The inaugural 91 members, all university academics, were announced in September and will be officially recognized at the RSC’s annual meeting in Quebec City on Nov. 21. More...

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05 octobre 2014

Building a Best-in-Class Shared Services Organization is Not Enough: Linking the Institution and the SSO

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Several years ago, a popular television game show called “The Weakest Link” gave rise to the popularity of that phrase. The origin of the entire phrase “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link” can be traced back to the early 19th century. While true in a literal sense, it also applies figuratively to supply chains in the business world and provides a lesson higher education leaders can learn. Ultimately, an organization looking to develop an effective shared services organization (SSO) must include both sides of the supply chain — the institution and the SSO — in the design and implementation of the model. More...

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Kuali Foundation: Clarification on future proprietary code

By Phil Hill. Well that was an interesting session at Educause as described at Inside Higher Ed:
It took the Kuali leadership 20 minutes to address the elephant in the conference center meeting room. More...

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Tech industry looks for students who are…homeless?

eCampus NewsBy Jason Shueh - . The Learning Shelter began as an idea – to provide those in need with tech tools, mentors and coaching. And it turned into a “what if?” — a conjecture that asked, “If the homeless had hireable industrial tech skills, would they still be homeless?”
For Founder Marc Roth, personal experience tells him no, and he’s putting this to the test with the official launch of the Learning Shelter, a 90-day live-in tech education program for the homeless with classes that will start in the first half of 2015. More...

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Choosing college: What we don’t know

eCampus NewsBy  - . Every September, over one million newly minted high school grads load up the family car with their possessions and head to State U or a private liberal arts college to spend the next four years coming of age in a cozy campus environment. More...

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