Chronicle of Higher Education
“Gender, Debt and Dropping Out,’’ an article in Gender & Society explores the effect of student loan debt on the probability of graduation for women and men and how dropping out of college affects short and long term earning potential.
In 2001 Regents College, renamed Excelsior, began issuing associate degrees based on competency as a way for veterans, homemakers and others to get credit for prior learning. Now there are 20 public and private institutions developing or delivering such programs.
The Bridge Program at Landmark College recruits students who have failed or dropped out of traditional colleges, and helps them master skills and better study habits and return to their previous institutions.
College presidents plays several roles. Can one person do it all?
All employers – small and large – want graduates who have had some exposure to budgets. Business 101 is vital for college students’ futures.
Education ‘badges’, offered mostly on online start-ups, look like brightly colored Boy Scout badges and are meant to convey more about a student and his or her strengths than a grade might.
Higher educational institutions in the California system are looking for creative ways to reduce college costs. A project with Udacity, a for-profit provider of MOOC – or massive open online courses – may offer a solution.
Jennifer Howard, writing on Social Reading in The Chronicle of Higher Education, asks how sociable readers want to be (think of all the book clubs!) and believes digital margins are a way to draw students into assignments.
The revolving door that moves policy makers into academia, and scholars into policy-making positions or projects illustrates a freedom of speech and influence on policy that not all countries allow.
An admissions counselor at the University of San Diego, Eric Felix and two colleagues started Open Access, a website that provides one-to-one college counseling at no charge through Skype.
Lately high school counselors and college admissions officers have heard the same word over and over. ‘Grit’ is described by some researchers as the ability to overcome challenges or learn from mistakes.
Colleges in Tennessee, based on a 2010 law, will now lose state support if students don’t complete the courses in which they’re enrolled. State dollars are outcome-based.
Wilson College, a liberal arts school that had made the US News list of best academic values, is operating in the red. A new president has been hired as a change agent to bring in enough students to break even.
Proponents of mass technology hope that the lecture method in high education is fading – that professors will use technology to deliver basic concepts online before class, leaving more classroom time for face-to-face discussion.
Hundreds of thousands of immigrants will benefit from President Obama’s recent policy that those under 30 who came to the US before 16 could receive renewable, two year deferments on deportation and apply for a work permit.