29 décembre 2013

Fla. Judge Rejects Union’s Challenge to New Rules on Tenure-Like Contracts

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy Nick DeSantis. An administrative-law judge in Florida has rejected a faculty union’s challenge to new guidelines from the state Board of Education on the awarding of tenure-like continuing contracts at state colleges. The guidelines include a requirement that institutions in the state-college system consider measures of student success in awarding the contracts to faculty members. The state-college system was formerly known as a community-college system but no longer goes by that name because some of its member institutions offer four-year programs. More...

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Consumer-Protection Agency May Act Against ITT Educational Services

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy Nick DeSantis. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has notified ITT Educational Services that the bureau’s enforcement office is considering recommending that the federal agency take legal action against the for-profit-college company, ITT said on Friday in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. More...

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College recruiters give low-income public campuses fewer visits

latimes.comBy . Recruiters' patterns mean students at underserved schools may lose out in the competition for college entrance and aid, experts say The Webb Schools, a private high school in Claremont, is a magnet for college recruiters from around the country and the world. This fall, 113 Ivy League and other schools sent representatives to the campus — more than the 106 students in the senior class. At Jefferson High School, a low-income public school with 280 seniors in South Los Angeles, eight recruiters from local universities showed up. Recruiters' visits often are an important first contact for students to discover campuses far beyond their hometowns and for the colleges to discover talented applicants. More...

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Consumer Agency May Pursue Legal Action Against For-Profit College

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has informed ITT Educational Services that the federal agency's enforcement office may urge the CFPB to "take legal action" against the for-profit higher education provider for possible violations of federal law, ITT announced in a federal tax filing Friday. In its statement, ITT, which operates more than 140 ITT Technical Institutes in 38 states, said that the consumer bureau had notified it about the potential legal action on Dec. 23. Read more...

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Academics Who Defend Wall St. Reap Reward

New York TimesBy David Kocieniewski. Signs of the energy business are inescapable in and around Houston — the pipelines, refineries and tankers that crowd the harbor, and the gleaming office towers where oil companies and energy traders have transformed the skyline. And in a squat glass building on the University of Houston campus, a measure of the industry’s pre-eminence can also be found in the person of Craig Pirrong, a professor of finance, who sits at the nexus of commerce and academia. More...

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Full Access

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Scott Jaschik. After four years of legal battles, a hearing-impaired student has won the court order he sought to force Creighton University's medical school to provide specific accommodations that he says will allow him to succeed academically. U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp on Friday ordered Creighton to provide Michael S. Argenyi with Communication Access Real-time Transcription (CART) and sign-supported oral interpreters. Read more...

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Tenure and Student Success

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Scott Jaschik. An administrative law judge in Florida this week upheld new rules by the State Department of Education that require significantly more of state college faculty members -- particularly in the areas of student success -- for them to earn continuing contracts (the equivalent of tenure). The United Faculty of Florida, the faculty union in the state, had challenged the new rules as beyond the scope of the department's powers. But the judge rejected that view and said that the board was within its rights. Read more...

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Giving new life to old campus space

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSUa0Fk_7FQscWtrZHpz8OJg_QGcHVj2y63B7yEHt5K8aA7JDrjTD2O-wBy Matt Zalaznick. Colleges find efficiencies—and a dose of nostalgia—in repurposing rather than rebuilding facilities. Repurposing an old campus building may not have the wow factor that comes with creating a new facility from scratch. But colleges and universities driven by financial, environmental and sentimental forces sometimes find rejuvenating the buildings they already have is a more practical solution. More...

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Building familiarity with digital materials

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSUa0Fk_7FQscWtrZHpz8OJg_QGcHVj2y63B7yEHt5K8aA7JDrjTD2O-wBy Nancy Mann Jackson. Campus bookstores can help in the adoption of new technology.Not everyone on campus is ready to use e-books, video lectures and other digital learning materials. But the campus bookstore can help in the adoption of new technology.. More...

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Smartphones a mixed blessing during study time

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSUa0Fk_7FQscWtrZHpz8OJg_QGcHVj2y63B7yEHt5K8aA7JDrjTD2O-wBy Lauren Williams. Students say phone are both a great study tool and a distraction. More college students are using their smartphones as a study tool even though the internet and activities like texting were cited as the biggest distractions to hitting the books, according to a new study by McGraw-Hill Education. More...

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