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Marketing Is Dead

Marketing Is Dead | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Traditional marketing — including advertising, public relations, branding and corporate communications — is dead. Many people in traditional marketing roles and organizations may not realize they're operating within a dead paradigm.
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Families Make Big Changes To Pay For College : NPR

More students are reconsidering their decisions to attend costly out-of-state schools or choosing to enroll in more affordable community colleges, a new study shows.
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LSU urged to adapt to changes in higher ed - The Advocate

LSU urged to adapt to changes in higher edThe AdvocateFactors working in favor of traditional universities are the maturation process students go through in college, plus the campus experiences and student-professor relationships, which can't...

 

 

During his morning lecture, Selingo didn’t offer many concrete examples colleges could use to stay competitive, but he did offer some advice.

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For-profit colleges target of Senate investigation

For-profit colleges target of Senate investigation | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Senator cites 'overpriced tuition, predatory recruiting practices' in two-year investigation.
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"Over the past five and a half years, Louisiana’s community and technical college
enrollment has grown by 55% while our state support has decreased by 37%."
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U.S. recession's other victim: public universities

U.S. recession's other victim: public universities | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - For generations, most college-bound Americans paid reasonable fees to attend publicly financed state universities.But the bedrock of that system is fracturing as cash-strapped states...

 

"Places like Ohio State, Penn State and the University of Michigan now receive less than 7 percent of their budgets from state appropriations."

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Higher Education's Monopoly on Credibility Is Ending | Business | TIME.com

Higher Education's Monopoly on Credibility Is Ending | Business | TIME.com | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
The times they are a changin’, and in this essay, I’d like to suggest they are changing in a way that has massive implications for education: sources of credibility—once the domain of expensive degrees--are becoming democratized, decentralized, and...
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The Texas Model of Higher Education Reform | Texas Public Policy Foundation

The Texas Model of Higher Education Reform | Texas Public Policy Foundation | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it

"An additional element of transparency, which would serve not only employers but society at large, would be for all universities to include on all student transcripts not only the grade the student received for each class, but also what the average grade in each class was. So doing would tell prospective employers whether or not a given student's high grade point average was the product of truly exceptional work or that of enrolling in a majority of what the previous generation called 'gut' courses and today's students label 'mick' (for Mickey Mouse) courses."

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More Students Taking On Burden Of College Tuition « CBS Dallas ...

More Students Taking On Burden Of College Tuition « CBS Dallas ... | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
“Particularly in terms of the family's contribution… it's discouraging large numbers of young people from even applying to college,” Southern Methodist University (SMU) Economist Bernard Weinstein explained.
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jackie-jenkinsscott/reform-comes-to-higher-ed_b_1677971.html

"Thus, both online and in-person learning experiences should maximize the time students are applying new knowledge and skills, and minimize the time students are passively receiving knowledge."

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Campus jobs rise in recession  | ajc.com

Campus jobs rise in recession  | ajc.com | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Charts on ajc.com compare percentage changes in hiring, enrollment, tuition and state appropriation for each of the 35 schools in the Georgia University System.
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Guest column: Higher education reform is difficult, necessary

Guest column: Higher education reform is difficult, necessary | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's effort to initiate improvements to the state's higher education system reflects the important goal that every college or university campus must improve the quality of education it offers to students who entrust their...
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For-Profit Colleges Only a Con Man Could Love

For-Profit Colleges Only a Con Man Could Love | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Bobby Ruffin Jr. was only 14 when a recruiter from Ashford University called. The Birmingham, Michigan, boy thought he'd clicked on a link promising help finding money for college.
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Today's Law Students Shun Human Interaction, Choose Convenience over Self-Denial, Prof Says - News - ABA Journal

Today's Law Students Shun Human Interaction, Choose Convenience over Self-Denial, Prof Says - News - ABA Journal | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Generation after generation is faced with same complaint: Your elders worked harder, faced more hardship and conquered greater obstacles.
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State 'Online U' would be innovative, but educators uneasy - Tbo.com

State 'Online U' would be innovative, but educators uneasy - Tbo.com | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
State 'Online U' would be innovative, but educators uneasyTbo.comA majority of college and university professors feel uneasy about the rush to offer online courses, says a 2012 study by Inside Higher Ed and Babson Survey Research Group.
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More college-age students finishing degrees, but women still lagging behind in Utah | Deseret News

More college-age students finishing degrees, but women still lagging behind in Utah | Deseret News | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
SALT LAKE CITY — The number of college-age adults in Utah with a post-secondary degree rose by more than 5,000 from 2009 to 2010, according to the...
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Essay on Penn State, U.Va. and faculty governance | Inside Higher Ed

Essay on Penn State, U.Va. and faculty governance | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it

A good solution to failed risk management at each of these schools is a return to shared governance. Many professors at Penn State had decried the power of the department of athletics. Many professors at U.Va. know much more about digitization than members of the Board of Visitors. Universities boards and administrators might want to recognize that professors are a resource, not just a nuisance to be audited and held accountability for their productivity and economic contribution to their employers.
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ANOTHER VIEW: Fight For Legacy Of Universities

 

"For example, California, based on its fiscal capacity or tax effort, spends 50% less now than it did in 1980 on public higher education and its students. Furthermore, it might come as a shock to many that when comparing educational spending in tax effort, California currently invests less in public college and university students than many much poorer states including West Virginia, Kentucky, Arkansas, New Mexico, Tennessee and Alabama."

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Number Of College Grads Drops In Washington, 14 Other States; Recession Blamed | University Business Magazine

News, Articles and Community for higher education decision makers. Magazine published monthly, with daily news and blogs and online content. Archives available.
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Which Schools Are Freezing Tuition This Year?

Which Schools Are Freezing Tuition This Year? | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Temple University announced on Thursday they will not increase tuition on undergraduate students next year. "Rising student debt is one of the major issues facing this nation today," Board of Trustees Chairman Patrick J.
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http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ers0906/rs/ERS0906w.pdf

"No matter how extensively the mobile revolution-or any other technology-based disruption for that matter-impacts highere education, respondents [students] to our survey consistently tell us that they want to see the use of IT balanced with the human touch in their academic environment. In their responses to the final open-ended question of our survey, students wrote explicitly about a preference for 'real books and people' and said that 'shiny new tech is still no substitute for well-trained, passionate instructors.' Of the many comments expressing this sentiment, perhaps this one summed it up best: 'There is still a big disparity among academic staff when it comes to use of IT in our class. Some professors are obsessed with their technology and some don't like to use it at all. There needs to be a balance between human interaction and IT-based learning."

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Consortium of Colleges Takes Online Education to New Level

Consortium of Colleges Takes Online Education to New Level | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Major universities are joining Stanford, Princeton and others to expand Coursera, a venture that offers free massive open online courses, or MOCCs.
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School as Wonder, or Way Out

School as Wonder, or Way Out | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
At the height of the crack era, teachers pitched education as the border between those who would prosper and those who would be fed to the great hydra of prison, teenage pregnancy and murder.
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