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Kelderman, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
In August 2010, Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, speaking informally at a technology conference, said technological innovations should be able to lower the cost of college to $2,000 a year. Mr. Gates's comments reportedly caught the attention of Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican of Texas, who came up with his own back-of-the-envelope estimate of how…
Descriptors: Student Costs, Bachelors Degrees, Public Colleges, Electronic Learning
Harper, Steven J. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
The Law School Admission Council recently reported that applications were heading toward a 30-year low, reflecting, as a "New York Times" article put it, "increased concern over soaring tuition, crushing student debt, and diminishing prospects of lucrative employment upon graduation." Since 2004 the number of law-school…
Descriptors: Law Schools, Admission (School), Declining Enrollment, Enrollment Trends
Pannapacker, William – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
Academics can be too snug in their institutional silos. They sometimes think of one another as competitors for students, and as a result they duplicate scarce resources in mutually damaging ways. In this article, the author wants to argue that teaching-focused institutions have much to gain from partnerships with research universities on the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Attitudes
Seager, Thomas P.; Selinger, Evan – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
To be truly innovative, digital pedagogy has to do a better job of giving students the very thing that makes brick-and-mortar schooling so special: It must foster immersive learning communities that connect students to both their instructors and each other. Fortunately, there are ways that online education can do just that, as the authors have…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Learning Activities, Teaching Methods, Ethics
Connor, Kenneth A. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
When students complete a lab experiment at home or in a staffed lab on campus, they come to class better able to explain what they have done and why they think the approach is correct, and to provide explanations or questions about any problems they encountered. What is so cool is that the learning experience has all the key aspects of the…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Learning Experience, Computer Assisted Instruction
Gonzalez, Jennifer – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Community colleges are under pressure these days to produce graduates who can land jobs. But identifying which occupations and skills are in demand is often easier said than done. LaGuardia, a City University of New York campus in Long Island City, is one of 10 community colleges across six states experimenting with software that collects…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Data, Information Utilization, Alignment (Education)
Loth, Renee – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
In 2007 the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation placed a major bet on State University of New York at Stony Brook: $1.7-million to enroll 10,000 students in its news-literacy curriculum over five years. Alberto Ibarguen, president and chief executive of the foundation, expected the course to foster "a group of students who would simply…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Majors (Students), Educational Change, Journalism
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Several stumbles by American colleges in setting up programs with foreign partners have called attention to problems inherent in making such arrangements. State University of New York Empire State College has allowed a university in Albania to deliver diplomas in its name. In North Dakota, state auditors issued a scathing review of dual-degree…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, State Colleges, Foreign Countries, College Students
Howard, Jennifer – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
The battle over public access to federally financed research is heating up again. The basic question is this: When taxpayers help pay for scholarly research, should those taxpayers get to see the results in the form of free access to the resulting journal articles? Actions in Washington this month highlight how far from settled the question is,…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Public Agencies, Journal Articles, Federal Aid
Kelderman, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
For nearly four years, governors and state legislators have focused on little else in higher education but cutting budgets to deal with historic gaps in revenue. Now, with higher-education support at a 25-year low, lawmakers are considering some policy changes that have been off-limits in the past, such as consolidating campuses and eliminating…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Public Colleges, Budgeting
Stratford, Michael – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
When students or recent graduates come to talk with Anthony M. Sozzo, an associate dean for student affairs at New York Medical College, about repaying their federal loans, he sometimes struggles with what to tell them. He states that the answers are increasingly being complicated by an ever-expanding federal loan-servicing system. The number of…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Student Loan Programs, Federal Government, Deans
Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
This article features four colleges and how they take on veterans' issues in research and real life. These colleges are (1) Syracuse University; (2) Purdue University; (3) University of Southern California; and (4) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Last year Syracuse established the Institute for Veterans and Military Families to focus…
Descriptors: Veterans, Military Personnel, Educational Policy, Public Policy
Stripling, Jack – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Bob Kerrey's rocky tenure as president of the New School may seem a fading memory, but the recent disclosure that he earned $3-million from the institution last year could rekindle resentments on campus and raise questions about Mr. Kerrey's continuing and lucrative role at the college. Under fire from New School faculty over turnover in the…
Descriptors: Tenure, Governing Boards, School Holding Power, College Presidents
Kalman, Matthew – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
A century after a New York banker donated $100,000 to help establish what would become the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, his hometown is reaping the benefits of his generosity. Last month the Technion, Israel's oldest university, and Cornell University won a closely watched competition to build an applied-sciences campus in New York…
Descriptors: Expertise, Economic Progress, Technical Institutes, Educational Facilities Planning
Sieben, Lauren – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2011
Many community colleges, along with some public-school districts and family-literacy programs, are overhauling their GED curricula and support services. Nearly 40 million American adults do not have high-school or GED diplomas, according to 2009 data from the American Council on Education, which developed the GED test. Another of the council's…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Community Colleges, Family Literacy, Family Programs
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