31 août 2014

Community Source Is Dead

By .As Phil noted in yesterday’s post, Kuali is moving to a for-profit model, and it looks like it is motivated more by sustainability pressures than by some grand affirmative vision for the organization. There has been a long-term debate in higher education about the value of “community source,” which is a particular governance and funding model for open source projects. This debate is arguably one of the reasons why Indiana University left the Sakai Foundation (as I will get into later in this post). At the moment, Kuali is easily the most high-profile and well-funded project that still identifies itself as Community Source. The fact that this project, led by the single most vocal proponent for the Community Source model, is moving to a different model strongly suggests that Community Source has failed. Read more...

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Kuali For-Profit: Change is an indicator of bigger issues

By Phil Hill. On Friday the Kuali Foundation announced the creation of a new for-profit entity to be led by the former CTO of Instructure, Joel Dehlin. Jeff Young at the Chronicle described the change. Read more...

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States get funding to better align degrees with economy, K-12

eCampus NewsBy . To further governors’ efforts to align education and training systems to the needs of state economies, the National Governors Association (NGA) this week announced support for 14 states: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia. More...

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Top universities’ new platform helps with retention, post-grad careers

eCampus NewsBy . It’s called an LRM (Learning Relationship Management) platform, and as its founder told me, does for learning what CRM did for sales: It boosts collaborative relationships, yields return-on-investment, and ultimately bolsters performance for all involved. More...

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The Quick and the Deep

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBMatt Reed. As regular readers know, I’ve given California a hard time over the last few years. Some of its rules around structure and funding of community colleges strike me as perverse, poorly thought out, and doomed to fail. I stand by those judgments. But even California is capable of getting one right. This week it announced the creation of a $50 million “innovation fund” for public higher educationRead more...

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Admissions Group to Flesh out Position on Commissioned Agents

HomeThe National Association for College Admission Counseling has released draft proposed additions to its Statement of Principles of Good Practice that would expand on last year’s change permitting member universities to use commission-based agents in international student recruiting if they ensure accountability, integrity and transparency. The proposed additions, to be considered by the NACAC Assembly at the annual conference in late September, would flesh out those terms. Read more...

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Anthem Bows Out

HomeBy Charlie Tyson. After years of enrollment losses, Anthem Education, a for-profit chain of colleges and career institutes, filed for bankruptcy Monday. The company has abruptly shut down a number of its campuses, leaving state agencies struggling to funnel displaced students into other institutions. Nine more campuses may close today, Anthem officials said. Read more...

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FBI Raids 2 Campuses of Shuttered For-Profit College

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Federal Bureau of Investigation agents on Tuesday raided two campuses of Anamarc College as well as the home of the shuttered for-profit institution’s owners, the El Paso Times reported. More...

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For-Profit Anthem Education Files for Bankruptcy

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The Department of Education on Monday made it easier for members of the armed forces to pay lower interest rates on their federal student loans. Service members who qualify for a cap on their interest rates under the Higher Education Opportunity Act have had to request that the benefit be applied to their loans. But the department’s new guidance directs student-loan servicers to consult a government database and automatically apply the cap for qualifying borrowers. More...

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30 août 2014

Stimulus Law Didn’t Protect State Financial Aid

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “The Role of State Policy in Promoting College Affordability”
Author: Jennifer A. Delaney, assistant professor of education policy, organization, and leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Publication: The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Summary: The federal stimulus law of 2009 had a maintenance-of-effort provision that required states to hold steady the amount they appropriated for public colleges. While that measure worked generally to protect money for the institutions, state lawmakers cut student financial aid by about 12 cents for every dollar they received from the stimulus, according to the report. More...

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