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The Business Model of Higher Education

EDUCAUSE Review Online, Eric L. Denna, March 24, 2014   According to a recent search for the term “changing business model” on The Chronicle of Higher Education website, the term was used more than 2,000 times during the past three years. A quick reading of even just a few of the references reveals that the term is used rather […]

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Bringing Low-Income Students Into STEM Education

Forbes.com, Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D., April 3, 2014   In January, as part of the White House’s summit on college opportunity, the Posse Foundation announced a bold five-year scholarship initiative to educate 500 low- or moderate-income students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines at 10 leading American colleges and universities, including Franklin & […]

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Scaling Up: Opening College Access to More Students

Diverse issues in Higher Education, Brian C. Mitchell, March 27, 2014   One of the significant problems facing college leaders and policy planners as they work to expand access for students is the range of higher education options open to Americans. American higher education is highly decentralized. The solutions that are practical and responsive to large […]

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Colleges Are Tested by Push to Prove Graduates’ Career Success

Wall Street Journal, Melissa Korn, March 17,2014   College admissions officers trumpet graduates’ success in finding well-paying jobs. But the schools often have a hard time getting solid proof. Boiling down employment outcomes to a single metric isn’t easy, many college officials say, since hurdles stand in the way of gathering meaningful figures and conveying […]

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States Explore Free Community College

Mankato Free Press, Adrienne Lu, March 13, 2014   WASHINGTON — Several states are considering offering free tuition at community colleges, as the cost of a college education continues to climb and as high school diplomas no longer guarantee a living wage. “Higher education for kids should not break families down” and result in a […]

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Obama’s Budget Proposes Incentives for Student Success

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Kelly Field, March 5, 2014   The maximum Pell Grant would increase by $100, and states and colleges would get billions of dollars in incentive grants under President Obama’s 2015 budget proposal, released on Tuesday. The spending plan seeks $7-billion over 10 years to reward colleges that do a good […]

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Working Across Disciplines to Improve Education

Insider Higher Ed, Lori Breslow, February 27, 2014   In the last two years since MOOCs have been in the spotlight, both commentators and practitioners have made the case that a key to realizing the potential of technology in education is the collaboration of experts in teaching and learning, educational researchers, computer scientists, and disciplinary […]

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A New Kind of Study Seeks to Quantify Educational Quality

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dan Berrett, February 7th, 2014   Much of the debate about educational quality tends to pull toward extremes: Either America’s colleges are the envy of the world, or they’re of questionable worth. A new study that used an unusual methodology to quantify rigor and teaching suggests a more moderate and […]

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