17 mai 2014

Students ‘positive’ about transnational HE despite high cost

By . The impact of transnational higher education on host nations is mainly positive, although more could be done to raise awareness among students.
They are among the findings of research published by the British Council and the German Academic Exchange Service on TNE, the delivery of higher education programmes in a different country from the one where the overseeing institution is based. More...

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11 mai 2014

The $10,000 Degree: Fundamentally Changing the Way Universities Do Business

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. A college degree can result in higher lifetime earnings and an improved quality of life. Increasingly, employers want employees who have obtained degrees. Compelling reasons for a college education, right?
At the same time, skyrocketing tuition and massive student debt burdens are crushing the higher education hopes of many. More...

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10 mai 2014

Coût d'une inscription dans l'enseignement supérieur

Service-Public.fr : Le site officiel de l'administration françaisePar la Direction de l'information légale et administrative (Premier ministre). Le coût des droits d'inscription pour la préparation des diplômes nationaux de licence, master ou doctorat (LMD) sont fixés chaque année au niveau national. Les établissements d'enseignement peuvent également délivrer leurs propres diplômes. Ils en fixent alors les droits d'inscription librement. Il faut donc les contacter pour en connaître le montant.

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27 avril 2014

Poorer students hamstrung by rising living costs, according to NUS report

Union urges more financial support for students at university instead of fee waivers, which only apply when they start work.
Rising living costs and a lack of financial support are preventing disadvantaged students from succeeding at university, according to a report by the National Union of Students. It found that poorer students who cannot rely on parental assistance to help them through their studies must work 33 hours a week, 52 weeks a year, in order to cope with a cash shortfall of £8,566 (£8,122 for students in London – full-time students living away from home in London are entitled to up to £2,175 more in maintenance loans than those outside the capital). More...

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26 avril 2014

New Perk Gives Federal Employees a Break on the Cost of Education

By Ellie Lunney. Many federal employees and their family members will be able to take advantage of a tuition discount as part of a new partnership between the government and academia.
Federal workers who live outside of Maryland can receive a 25 percent discount on all undergraduate and most graduate programs offered at the University of Maryland University College. Out-of-state tuition rates at UMUC now are $499 per credit hour for undergraduate classes and $659 per credit hour for graduate programs. The rates drop to $374.25 and $494.25 respectively, with the 25 percent discount. Federal workers’ spouses and their legal dependents also are eligible for the reduced rates. The tuition break applies to in-person and online classes. More...

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20 avril 2014

The hidden costs of unsolicited textbooks — a view from the mailroom

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/castingoutnines-45.pngBy Robert Talbert. Back in January I posted an article calling for an end to unsolicited review copies of textbooks being sent to professors. Interestingly, on Reddit a student at my university who works for the mail services department did an AMA, and I had the chance to ask: What kind of impact does it make on the university, from an infrastructure or mail services point of view, to have all these unsolicited books being sent in? Keep in mind that we’re a public university of 24,000 students and lots and lots of faculty. More...

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05 avril 2014

Reining in runaway data breach costs

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSUa0Fk_7FQscWtrZHpz8OJg_QGcHVj2y63B7yEHt5K8aA7JDrjTD2O-wBy Nicholas Economidis. Dealing with data breaches can cost a university from tens of thousands of dollars up to many millions, depending on the breach and its handling. In 2011 the largest reported data breach in the university world was suffered by a Virginia institution of higher learning, which reported more than 176,500 records breached. More recently, in late 2012, a Florida university suffered a breach involving data on more than 200,000 students and some of the university's top employees. More...

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04 avril 2014

Making college cost less

Many American universities offer lousy value for money. The government can help change that.
YOU cannot place a value on education. Knowledge is the food of the soul, Plato supposedly remarked. Great literature “irrigates the deserts” of our lives, as C.S. Lewis put it. But a college education comes with a price tag—up to $60,000 a year for a four-year residential degree at an American university. More...

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30 mars 2014

The true cost of private contracts in universities

The Guardian homeBy . Confidential documents from the University of London reveal that institutions continue to outsource vital services even though workers are being squeezed and quality compromised. On 28 February this year, students protested outside Senate House in the University of London. A small group somehow got into the office of the vice-chancellor, Adrian Smith. While there, they took a cache of documents. I have seen two, and they that reveal a dark underside to one of the most contentious aspects of higher education. Read more...

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23 mars 2014

A Cost-Control Lesson From an Unlikely Source

subscribe todayBy Raynard S. Kington. In the struggle to find ways to reduce the costs of a college education, one of the greatest challenges has been understanding the drivers of costs and their value in terms of quality and outcomes.
Leaders in higher education—those of us in the middle of the cost debates and the ones most able to take direct action at our institutions—must push harder for better data and analysis on costs, quality, and, ultimately, student outcomes. Read more...

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