16 août 2014

The Benefits of Multi-State Sharing

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The inadequacies of existing data about higher education outcomes has been much discussed in recent months, with "flawed data" at the core of arguments against President Obama's proposed college rating system and talk of legislation in Congress to collect more and better information about enrollments, completion rates, and other factors. Read more...

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Higher education report card for the president

By John F. Ebersole, Jeanne Contardo, and Lisa Daniels. When President Obama took office in 2009, he proposed the U.S. regain its leadership in higher education by increasing college degree attainment from 40 percent to 60 percent, adding an additional 10 million Americans ages 25-34 with an associate or bachelor’s degree. Using government data and third party survey results, we have evaluated the president’s progress in moving toward his “Big Goal” along four dimensions: enrollments, degrees, cost, and advocacy. Read more...

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15 août 2014

Joint venture boosts NM ties to Mexico

By . A new trade and education office – New Mexico through and through – will open next week in the heart of Mexico City, a development expected to quickly become a win-win situation for all involved.
The city of Albuquerque, University of New Mexico and the state of New Mexico announced the opening of the New Mexico Trade and Higher Education Center of Mexico City on Wednesday at the Mexican Consulate in Albuquerque. The center is expected to boost commerce and employment, increase the number of international students and foster scientific research. More...

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13 août 2014

Did Bell Mobility blink on unpaid interns?

InsideHaltonDailiesBy Lee-Anne Goodman. Bell Mobility has at least temporarily scrapped a controversial program that recruits hundreds of interns each year to work without pay at the company, one of Canada's largest and most profitable telecommunications firms.
After callers were told earlier this week that Bell was not accepting applications for its so-called Professional Management Program, the phone number associated with the initiative now goes unanswered. Its recruitment and application web page is also down. More...

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12 août 2014

How to build Canada’s science and technology infrastructure

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/images/BlogTheBlackHole.pngBy Jonathan Thon - The Black Hole. Government support of research and development should focus on expanding its ability to engage in early basic research, where justification for government intervention is strongest, while incentivizing programs that will help bring these discoveries to market. To better appreciate this point we need look no further than across our largest border. Over the last three decades American universities have taken on a greater role in research and development as many large corporations have shut down or repurposed their central research laboratories. More...

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10 août 2014

How a text message could revolutionize student aid

eCampus NewsBy Owen Phillips. If students are responsive to text-message reminders, then those messages could be tailored to exert the same kind of “run with the herd” effect. Every year, more than a million students don’t complete the FAFSA — the main federal student-loan application. More...

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Why aren’t college co-ops catching on?

By Colleen Leahey and Cameron Chisholm. When graduates are unprepared for the working world, corporate America should work with universities to help solve the problem. Should college students spend the four years after high school merging their minds with their hearts and experiences, ultimately building a self? Or should they focus on skills and talents that will let them dive headfirst into the workplace as soon as the cap and gown come off? Former Yale University English professor William Deresiewicz argued the first case in last week’s The New Republic cover story, “Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League.” But in 2013, Inc. magazine surveyed the CEOs of the Inc. 5000: 76% said finding qualified talent was a major problem. More...

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Transfer IS Workforce

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBMatt Reed. “Is that a transfer program or a workforce program?”  “Yes.”
I often hear references -- both on campus and off campus -- to the two major missions of community colleges: transfer and workforce.  In typical usage, the former refers to the gen ed and liberal arts classes intended for students who move on for bachelor’s degrees and higher, and the latter refers to the courses of study that are supposed to be employable with a two-year degree or less. Read more...

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Aid Administrators Back Federal Student Unit Record

HomeThe main group representing student aid administrators has backed a proposal to create a federal database that tracks student progress through higher education and into the workforce.
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators announced Wednesday that it now supports a “limited” student-unit record system because it would provide more accurate and comprehensive data than the government’s current collection of information, which leaves out transfer and nontraditional students, for example. “As higher education policy is increasingly focused on student success, completion, and outcomes, including the recent negotiations over gainful employment regulations, it becomes increasingly critical to have robust data that gives an accurate picture,” the group said in a report. Read more...

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No More 'Collective Begging'

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. If adjuncts want more workplace rights, they have to take them. That message was echoed throughout a discussion on non-tenure-track faculty rights here Monday at the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor, or COCAL, conference. It's being held this week at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. Read more...

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