Chronicle of Higher Education

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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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Good News For Undocumented ‘Dreamers’

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.

07/24/2012

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Yale In China

For nearly three years professors from Yale University and the National University of Singapore have been putting together an undergraduate course of study for the new Yale-NUS College.

07/16/2012

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An Online University Where Students Do The Teaching

Since its inception three years ago, Peer2Peer University has 33,000 registered users with 1700 new users joining monthly.

07/04/2012

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How Tech Has Changed College Life

The latest estimate is that one third of all US students take at least one course online but technology has changed the life of those on campus as well.

06/11/2012

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Minorities In College Presidencies

Findings from a survey conducted by the American Council on Education revealed a reduction in percentages of minority presidents for the first time since the first survey in 1986.

04/04/2012

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A Public University Reaches Out To Hispanics

Armstrong Atlantic State University has been catering to young Latino adults many of whom are now outperforming their non-hispanic classmates.

03/05/2012

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A New Issue: Law School Placement Rates

Law School Transparency, an organization to pressure law schools into releasing accurate data on job prospects for lawyers, is receiving national attention.

02/28/2012

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Where Are The Jobs?

A new report released by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce sheds light on the current economic value of college degrees.

01/25/2012

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