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To be or not to be a drama major in this economy: Chancellor...

To be or not to be a drama major in this economy: Chancellor... | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Georgia higher education Chancellor Hank Huckaby recently gave a speech in Athens about the problems filling jobs in Georgia.
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Georgia university system to offer more 'massive' online courses

The University System of Georgia and big university systems in nine other states have announced a joint partnership with a large educational technology company to offer massive open online courses, or MOOCs.
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Many students studying wrong things, University System of Georgia chancellor says

University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby likely was the most celebrated man in Georgia on Thursday.
By proclamation of Gov. Nathan Deal, it was Hank Huckaby Day across the state.
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College funding: Does it make sense to fund campuses based on whether students earn their degrees? | Get Schooled

College funding: Does it make sense to fund campuses based on whether students earn their degrees? | Get Schooled | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Reflecting the national trend to outcomes-based education funding, Georgia's public colleges will now earn dollars based on how many students earn diplomas
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Here we go, Georgia!

I am interested to see how this works for the state I work in.  In the past, I've worked in the technical college system and the university system.  When funding based on enrollment was the formula, I saw many students who were at the wrong school - students enrolled in a 2-year college in the university system whose goals could have been met by the technical college down the road.  With funding based on enrollment, who was going to tell these students to go to another school, even if it was in the state system?

Colleagues fear we'll be pressured to inflate grades.  That's not what I've gleaned from the various interviews, speeches, and articles I've seen about this issue, but we'll all have to wait and see.


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