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[US] Study finds undocumented colleges students face unique challenges

[US] Study finds undocumented colleges students face unique challenges | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Undocumented college students have a much higher level of anxiety than the population at large, likely caused by a unique set of challenges they face as a result of their legal status.

Concerns related to finances, fear of deportation and a sense of isolation weigh heavily on undocumented students, according to a study released today from the Institute for Immigration, Globalization and Education at the University of California at Los Angeles. (...) - @insidehighered, by Kaitlin Mulhere, January 26, 2015

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Short-term thinking is the main problem for for-profit colleges (essay)

Short-term thinking is the main problem for for-profit colleges (essay) | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The debate on the Department of Education’s proposed “Gainful Employment” rule has fixed attention on the failure by both sides to resolve one of the nation’s most important problems: How to effectively serve the education needs of America’s new traditional students. (...) - by Jorge Klor de Alva, Inside Higher Ed, May 22, 2014

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Are adjunct professors the fast-food workers of the academic world?

Are adjunct professors the fast-food workers of the academic world? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

James Hoff: Adjuncts are over-worked, underpaid and have little job security. It's an injustice, and it hurts higher education.

I am what's called an adjunct. I teach four courses per semester at two different colleges, and I am paid just $24,000 a year and receive no health or pension benefits. Recently, I was profiled in the New York Times as the face of adjunct exploitation, and though I was initially happy to share my story because I care about the issue, the profile has its limits. Rather than use my situation to explain the systemic problem of academic labor, the article personalized – even romanticized – my situation as little more than the deferred dream of a struggling PhD with a penchant for poetry. (...) - by James Hoff, The Guardian, 24 January 2014

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Essay says colleges and universities should be judged by employability

Essay says colleges and universities should be judged by employability | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Employability Is Our Job - Universities, as seats of learning and powerhouses of research, are stepping up to assume a new role. In the wake of a global financial meltdown and consequent challenges to the fabric of many societies, universities are emerging as powerful catalysts and indeed drivers of socioeconomic growth – not only through research or technology transfer, but by assuming responsibility for preparing students for jobs in delivering today’s highly skilled workers and tomorrow’s innovators and leaders of industry. (...) - by Wendy Purcell, Inside Higher Ed, June 13, 2014

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How to Make College Affordable

How to Make College Affordable | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

As a successful and highly popular two-term governor of Indiana, Mitch Daniels taught the Republican party valuable lessons in management, and he is now doing the same for academia as president of Purdue University. For the third year in a row, Purdue has frozen tuition rates. 


Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
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