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Business and Higher Education Leaders Identify Framework forSolutions for Challenges Facing Higher Education and Minnesota

Business and Higher Education Leaders Identify Framework forSolutions for Challenges Facing Higher Education and Minnesota | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
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"Still, they come. For it is not just about what they get in the process of an education, it is just as much about who they become in the process. I am profoundly grateful for Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, Bill Gates and others who have contributed measurably to the quality of our lives and, frankly, our learning. I am just as grateful for the unassuming professor who teaches her lessons well and then walks alongside the student after class offering her life as a living example, or the librarian who demonstrates techniques to harness the treasure trove of electronic resources by day and then builds community by night as he works with students and teaches them the grace of service to others. There is, simply, no app for that, at least not yet."

 

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Conservatives vs. Libertarians on What Ails Higher Education: The Case of the Universty of Virginia | Rightly Understood | Big Think

Conservatives vs. Libertarians on What Ails Higher Education: The Case of the Universty of Virginia | Rightly Understood | Big Think | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
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Indentured Students Rise, Loans Corrode Future

Indentured Students Rise, Loans Corrode Future | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Geraldine Damiani Brezler took out a
$5,000 student loan in the late 1960s to study at the State
University of New York. She became a nurse, got married, bought
a house and repaid the debt in less than three years.
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Online Classes Cut Costs, But Do They Dilute Brands? : NPR

Online Classes Cut Costs, But Do They Dilute Brands? : NPR | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
More colleges are using online classes as a way to cut costs and maximize registered students.

 

 

 

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Fixing College Through Lower Costs and Better Technology

Fixing College Through Lower Costs and Better Technology | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Colleges and universities must mitigate a decade’s worth of unsustainable growth by looking for ways to lower costs, embrace technology and improve education.
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Putting 'Public' Back in Public Universities

Putting 'Public' Back in Public Universities | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Since the 1970s the share of the costs of a public college education funded by the taxpayer has dropped precipitously. Now it is typical for state appropriations to cover only 20 percent or less of the actual cost of education in a public university.
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Board OKs higher tuition at Pa. state universities - CBS News

Board OKs higher tuition at Pa. state universities - CBS News | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Board OKs higher tuition at Pa.state universities...
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Education Dept. Plans to Study Effect of Increasing Access to Pell Grants - The Ticker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Education Dept. Plans to Study Effect of Increasing Access to Pell Grants - The Ticker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
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Higher education is about finding yourself | Column | Opinion | Niagara Falls Review

Higher education is about finding yourself | Column | Opinion | Niagara Falls Review | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
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Oklahoma higher education leaders concerned about shrinking state funding

Oklahoma higher education leaders concerned about shrinking state funding | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Over the past two decades, public colleges and universities in Oklahoma have been receiving less and less of their funding from the state.
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What’s happening with these open online courses isn’t about cost cutting,” says Mr. Siemens, associate director of Athabasca University’s Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute, in Canada...

What’s happening with these open online courses isn’t about cost cutting,” says Mr. Siemens, associate director of Athabasca University’s Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute, in Canada... | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
UVa’s Painfully Public Lesson in Leadership - Leadership & Governance - The Chronicle of Higher Education...
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Texas GOP rejects ‘critical thinking’ skills. Really.

Texas GOP rejects ‘critical thinking’ skills. Really. | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
In the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff department, the Republican Party of Texas wrote in its 2012 platform that itopposes the teaching of “higher order thinking skills” because it believes the purpose is to challenge a student’s “fixed beliefs” and ...
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The Ones We've Lost: The Student Loan Debt Suicides | Economy

The Ones We've Lost: The Student Loan Debt Suicides | Economy | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Suicide is the dark side of the student lending crisis and, despite all the media attention to the issue of student loans, it has been severely under-reported.
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Thousands of veterans failing in latest battlefield: college

Thousands of veterans failing in latest battlefield: college | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
During a pair of six-month stints in and around Fallujah, Iraq –- then a fiercely volatile city –- Navy corpsman Lucas Velasquez came to know about life.
And death.
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