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Chronicle of Higher Education

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College May Still Be Costly For Students On Aid

The article in The Chronicle of Higher Education shows costs for low income students at more than 40 colleges, important information in helping them get to and succeed in college.

05/27/2013

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Do College Debt Burdens Deter Men From Graduating?

“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.

04/03/2013

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College Credit Based On Competency, Not Seat Time

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.

03/19/2013

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A Chance For College Students Who Have Foundered

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.

03/12/2013

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Two Captains At The Helm Of A College

College presidents plays several roles. Can one person do it all?

02/20/2013

College Textbooks

Colleges Should Require Business 101 For All Students

All employers – small and large – want graduates who have had some exposure to budgets. Business 101 is vital for college students’ futures.

02/13/2013

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Grades Out, Badges In

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.

02/05/2013

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Offering Credit For MOOCS

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.

01/28/2013

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‘Social Reading’ Books Become Places To Meet

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.

12/11/2012

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Scholars Influencing Policy

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.

11/21/2012

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High Tech College Counseling

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.

11/12/2012

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A Four-Letter Word Worth Noting

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.

10/29/2012

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Tennessee Support For Higher Ed Has Strings Attached

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.

10/16/2012

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Wilson College For Women Is Struggling

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.

10/08/2012

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Digital Tools Can Save Money And Reinvent Higher Education

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.

09/11/2012

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