Chronicle of Higher Education
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.
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.
Since its inception three years ago, Peer2Peer University has 33,000 registered users with 1700 new users joining monthly.
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.
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.
Armstrong Atlantic State University has been catering to young Latino adults many of whom are now outperforming their non-hispanic classmates.
Law School Transparency, an organization to pressure law schools into releasing accurate data on job prospects for lawyers, is receiving national attention.
A new report released by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce sheds light on the current economic value of college degrees.
“What Spurs Students to Stay in College and Learn?” is the partial title of an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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