10 mai 2014

Southern New Hampshire U. Designs a New Template for Faculty Jobs

http://chronicle.com/img/CHE_logo_785x28.pngBy Steve Kolowich. Delilah Caldwell, a philosophy instructor at Southern New Hampshire University, may well represent the future of higher education’s teaching force. As one of the first full-time faculty members at Southern New Hampshire’s online college, Ms. Caldwell taught 20 online courses last year: four at a time for five terms, each eight weeks long. The textbooks and syllabi were provided by the university; Ms. Caldwell’s job was to teach. She was told to grade and give feedback on all student work in 72 hours or less. More...

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CC students succeed on four-year campuses when provided resources

By Stefanie Botelho. High-achieving community college students from low- to moderate- income backgrounds succeed academically and contribute to the intellectual life of their campuses at highly selective four-year institutions when provided the opportunity to transfer and adequate financial aid according to Partnerships that Promote Success, a program evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Community College Transfer Initiative (CCTI) conducted by Brandeis University. More...

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College presidents join effort to improve success for Latino students

By Stefanie Botelho. To mark its 10 years of service, Excelencia in Education announced the launch of a new effort to engage college and university presidents across America. Presidents for Latino Student Success enlists institutional leaders throughout the country to make America stronger by increasing degree attainment for Latino students and all students. More...

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Competing with For-Profits

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. The news of SNHU’s College for America getting approval to offer bachelor’s degrees got me thinking. What would happen if community colleges were to take as an explicit goal competing with for-profits? We already do, in many ways, but it’s mostly incidental. We happen to go after some of the same populations, and offer some of the same programs. Read more...

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How Long Are Bad Grades Good For?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. How long are bad grades good for?
I’ve never actually seen a serious, empirical study of this, but I’m hoping it’s out there and some among my wise and worldly readers can point me in the right direction. Like many colleges, mine has a “fresh start” policy for students who are coming back after many years and want to erase a checkered academic past. Read more...

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A Different Approach to Class-Based Affirmative Action

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. I get a little twitchy when I read about class-based affirmative action in university admissions, though probably not for the reasons you might expect. The underlying premise of the debate around affirmative action in university admissions seems to be that seats on the lifeboat are limited; therefore, allocation of those seats is a matter of high import. Read more...

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Commencement Speakers at Last for Rutgers, Pasadena

HomeRutgers University and Pasadena City College both now have confirmed commencement speakers -- following controversy about the actions of administrators in handling past invitations to speak. Rutgers was scrambling because Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state, withdrew on Saturday amid growing student and faculty protests over her selection. Rutgers announced that Thomas H. Kean, a former New Jersey governor and former president of Drew University, would appear. Read more...

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Stanford University Divests From Coal

HomeStanford University, which has the fourth-largest endowment of any American college, will stop directly investing in coal mining companies. The university announced its limited divestment plan Tuesday citing decades-old investment principles that tell Stanford’s trustees to make as much money as they can but also give trustees the option to avoid investing in companies that “create substantial social injury.” The burning of coal is considered a major contributor to global climate change. Read more...

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Boston College Offers to Return Controversial Tapes

HomeBoston College is offering to return to the interview subjects oral history recordings that were made about "the Troubles," a period of intense protest and violence in Northern Ireland from the 1960s until the 1980s. British authorities (with backing from their U.S. counterparts) fought in U.S. federal court to obtain the recordings for use in possible prosecutions, and in the end obtained some recordings that many believe led to a recent detention for questioning. Read more...

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Senate OKs Nomination of Top Higher Education Official

HomeThe U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed President Obama’s choice for the Education Department’s top official overseeing higher education.
By a voice vote, lawmakers approved the nomination of Theodore R. Mitchell as under secretary of education. Mitchell, who most recently led a “venture philanthropy” fund focused on K-12 education, assumes the post previously occupied by Martha J. Kanter, who left the department last year to join the faculty of New York University. The role has been filled on an interim basis by Jamienne S. Studley, the deputy under secretary of education. Read more...

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