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University of Minnesota's bloat must end

University of Minnesota's bloat must end | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
America’s global economic strength has long been driven by the quality and accessibility of its higher education
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Demanding More From College

Demanding More From College | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
In a world of many separate camps, college can and should be a bridge.
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When colleges rely on adjuncts, it's the students who lose

When colleges rely on adjuncts, it's the students who lose | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
With adjunct professors constituting over 70 percent of college and university faculty, former professor Joe Fruscione explains why adjuncts are petitioning the Department of Labor about their working conditions, and why the real losers in this situation are the students who don't get the attention they deserve.
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Texas Rolls Out an ‘Affordable Baccalaureate’ Degree – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Texas Rolls Out an ‘Affordable Baccalaureate’ Degree – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
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Public universities propose alternative to Obama ratings plan - Inside Higher Ed

Public universities propose alternative to Obama ratings plan - Inside Higher Ed | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Deseret News Public universities propose alternative to Obama ratings plan Inside Higher Ed The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities on Wednesday took issue with certain parts of the Obama administration's proposed college ratings...
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The Rise of Alternatives to University Continuing Education. Part 1 ...

The Rise of Alternatives to University Continuing Education. Part 1 ... | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
CE catered to the non-traditional learner long before this group became the norm across higher ed. The financial model of CE sufficient made these schools market focussed, well before… ...
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The 'Useless' College Majors Of The World's Most Successful People

The 'Useless' College Majors Of The World's Most Successful People | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
“You shouldn’t enter college worried about what you will do when you exit,” David Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, said at a World Economic Forum panel discussion last week on the state of the humanities.
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Stanford Economist: Elite Colleges Should Not Give Credit for MOOCs – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Stanford Economist: Elite Colleges Should Not Give Credit for MOOCs – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
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Will MOOCs affect alumni contributions to elite institutions?

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How a Little Data Can Solve One of Higher Education's Biggest Problems

How a Little Data Can Solve One of Higher Education's Biggest Problems | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
You don't need millions of dollars to improve graduation rates. Georgia State did it with tiny grants for the right students.
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MOOC: Every letter is negotiable

MOOC: Every letter is negotiable | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Just a visual representation of intepretations of what MOOCs are. New version at www.flickr.com/photos/mathplourde/8620174342/
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The Chronicle List: This Year's Newsmakers

The Chronicle List: This Year's Newsmakers | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
These individuals made their mark through the courts, through the power of an idea, through the act of writing an open letter, even in death.
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If Even the Genius Godfather of MOOCs Can’t Make Them Work, Can Anyone?

If Even the Genius Godfather of MOOCs Can’t Make Them Work, Can Anyone? | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Sebastian Thrun, godfather of the massive open online course, has quietly spread a plastic tarp on the floor, nudged his most famous educational invention into the center, and is about to pull the trigger.
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more on this:

 

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/academics-to-udacity-founder-told-ya/48667

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The Sad Death Of An Adjunct Professor Sparks A Labor Debate : NPR

The Sad Death Of An Adjunct Professor Sparks A Labor Debate : NPR | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
After 25 years of teaching French for Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, 83-year-old Margaret Mary Vojtko was let go. She died shortly after, penniless and nearly homeless. Her story has spurred sharp anger over the treatment of part-time faculty.
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New Metric for Colleges: Graduates’ Salaries

New Metric for Colleges: Graduates’ Salaries | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
PayScale offers an alternative to the U.S News rankings of universities, listing them by the average earnings of their graduates. Not everyone agrees with that approach.
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"Professor Edmundson agreed that class distinctions were a red herring, and said that even vocational programs would benefit from courses in the humanities. “Everyone by virtue of being a human being should have a right to think about who they are and what might make them successful,” he said."

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The Comfortable Kid

The Comfortable Kid | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
In educating students, colleges today walk a fine line between empowerment and entitlement.
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Michigan universities increase funding

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/education/2014/02/michigan_universities_increase_funding_iowa_state_hires_more_full_time_faculty.html

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 Thanks to my colleague, Angela P, for this fairly upbeat article, but this - Ramsier, who insist that it’s just financially unfeasible to use professors who make more than $7 an hour, and that those hires know what they’re getting into, anyway.

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Gen Ed Through Minors - Inside Higher Ed

Gen Ed Through Minors - Inside Higher Ed | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Gen Ed Through Minors
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Your College Major Is a Minor Issue, Employers Say

Your College Major Is a Minor Issue, Employers Say | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
College students, here's a tip: When it comes to hiring, your major doesn't matter as much as you think.
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Study finds impact of attending poor high school follows one to college | Inside Higher Ed

Study finds impact of attending poor high school follows one to college | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Where you went to #HighSchool continues to impact your #grades and performance at #university #HigherEd http://t.co/ipKErDjMp2
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Cornell President: Young scientists must be taught music and the arts

Cornell President: Young scientists must be taught music and the arts | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
The President of Cornell University, David J. Skorton, has endorsed the growing recognition of the importance of arts and music in the making of young scientists. In tune with Nobel Prizewinner Tho...
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Innovation in 2014: Welcome to the Evolution

Innovation in 2014: Welcome to the Evolution | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Instead of calling MOOCs a failure, combine them with other pioneering ideas to help higher education evolve.
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Liberal Education | Fall 2013 | The MOOC Moment and the End of Reform

Liberal Education | Fall 2013 | The MOOC Moment and the End of Reform | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES: THE NATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION ASSOCIATION COMMITTED TO MAKING THE AIMS OF LIBERAL LEARNING A VIGOROUS AND CONSTANT INFLUENCE ON EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE AND INSTITUTIONAL PLANNING.

Via John Shank
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Did David Brooks and Thomas Friedman create the "MOOC Moment" and other good questions.

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The Post-Lecture Classroom: How Will Students Fare?

The Post-Lecture Classroom: How Will Students Fare? | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
A new study finds moderate student gains in courses where lectures take place at home and "homework" happens in the classroom.
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Angered by MOOC Deals, San Jose State Faculty Senate Considers Rebuff

Angered by MOOC Deals, San Jose State Faculty Senate Considers Rebuff | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
The Senate is expected to vote on Monday on a proposal limiting the president's ability to make technology deals without the approval of faculty members who would be affected.

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The Real Reason New College Grads Can’t Get Hired | TIME.com

The Real Reason New College Grads Can’t Get Hired | TIME.com | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
It’s because college kids today can’t do math, one line of reasoning goes. Or they don’t know science. Or they’re clueless about technology, aside from their myriad social-media profiles.
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For Public Colleges, the Best Tuition Is No Tuition

For Public Colleges, the Best Tuition Is No Tuition | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Not only is it the right thing to do, for the good of the country. It's also quite practical, as the numbers show.
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Thanks to my colleage Angela Pashia for posting this!

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