23 août 2014

Best Path for Transfer Credit

HomeBy Michael Stratford. Students are most likely to be successful in transferring academic credits when they have higher grade-point averages and move between community colleges and four-year institutions, according to a new federal study released Wednesday. Read more...

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For-Profit on the Job Application

HomeBy Paul Fain. In the debate over the value of attending a for-profit college, the rubber hits the road in corporate human resources departments. And now, for the first time, researchers have looked at how employers respond when for-profits are listed on a résumé. The newly released working paper by five economists tracked callbacks by employers in response to 8,914 fictitious job applications. Read more...

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'Hard Times' and Higher Ed

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. "Hard Times" is the theme for this year's annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. Many sessions -- including those on higher education -- focus on issues of income inequality. Sociologists presented numerous studies on various ways that policies and practices in American higher education hinder the success of low-income students. Several of the papers suggested that key inequities are not that hard to find, but don't necessarily attract attention. Read more...

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Don't Shop Online

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Faculty members at George Washington University are once again free to tell students they can save money by buying their textbooks online, after the university initially urged professors to stop pointing students to sources other than the campus bookstore. Read more...

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After Years of Going Up and Up, Graduate-School Offers to Chinese Students Flatten

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “Findings from the 2014 CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey Phase II: Final Applications and Initial Offers of Admission”
Author: Jeff Allum, director of research and policy analysis, Council of Graduate Schools
Organization: Council of Graduate Schools
Summary: After nearly a decade of double-digit increases, American graduate schools probably will not have a record number of students from China in this fall’s incoming class. Graduate programs reported no rise in offers of admission to Chinese students, the first time in eight years with no growth. More...

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17 août 2014

New university reform law brews controversy

By María Elena Hurtado. Peru’s new university law, promulgated by President Ollanta Humala on 8 July, has become a political hot potato in this South American country. The president called it a “fundamental step” on the road to quality higher education. Read more...

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5 ways a ‘corporation’ status is transforming colleges

eCampus NewsBy Meris Stansbury - . It’s called a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) status, and it’s a status being mulled by The Higher Learning Commission—an independent corporation and one of two commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) that accredits, and thereby grants membership in the Commission and in the North Central Association, degree-granting postsecondary educational institutions in the North Central Region—for colleges in the region. More...

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16 août 2014

White House Hosts Community Colleges

HomeThe Obama administration gathered several dozen community colleges, nonprofit organizations, and other groups focused on college readiness in Washington on Tuesday to discuss best practices in college remediation. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, White House Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Munoz, and other administration officials hosted the meeting in the Indian Treaty Room at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Read more...

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White House To Hold Second Higher Education Summit

HomeThe Obama administration will convene a second gathering of higher education leaders this December, officials announced Wednesday.
The summit will be focused on finding ways to “improve persistence and increase college completion, especially for first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students,” according to a White House blog post. Read more...

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NCAA Limits on For-Profits

HomeBy Jake New. Hoping to strike a balance between preserving its nonprofit status and allowing for-profit colleges to remain members, the National Collegiate Athletic Association last week urged its three divisions to create a new classification for for-profit institutions. Read more...

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