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McGraw-Hill Higher Education Report on Tegrity

McGraw-Hill Higher Education Report on Tegrity | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it

"Lecture capture has become a critical technology and essential component of the modern educational setting due to its proven ability to improve student and instructor performance and results. Increasingly, students and faculty alike are turning to the McGraw-Hill Tegrity Campus lecture capture solution to help them achieve their learning goals and today, McGraw-Hill Higher Education announced strong growth in faculty and student usage of McGraw-Hill Tegrity Campus during the 2011-2012 academic year."


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Historically black colleges make strides in online education | Inside Higher Ed

"The number of historically black colleges offering online- and blended-degree programs is increasing, although it is still only a minority of the institutions that do so, according to a new report."

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Health centers adjust to new federal provision | Inside Higher Ed

"To date, most of the debate over how President Obama’s health care overhaul law would affect higher education has dealt strictly with the law's potential effects on the student insurance plans that colleges provide. But now, as many health centers are still trying to come into line with those new rules, they’re bracing for the latest hit from the Affordable Care Act, as a provision takes effect today that could affect far more students."

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New Website to Serve as Repository for College Success Research

New Website to Serve as Repository for College Success Research | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it

"In an effort to provide timely and relevant information on college access and success, the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) launched a new website Tuesday that serves a repository for some of the latest research in the field."

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Urban College Will Stay Open This Fall | Inside Higher Ed

"Urban College, a two-year institution in Boston that serves low-income and immigrant women, will stay open for the fall, The Boston Globe reported."

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Echoes of Faith: Church Roots Run Deep Among HBCUs

Echoes of Faith: Church Roots Run Deep Among HBCUs | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it

"In the years after the Civil War, there were millions of newly-freed Black children and adults who emerged from slavery worn but eager and determined to get something they never had—a chance to learn how to read the Bible, write their names and words on a page, and be educated. Even before the Civil War, some Blacks in the North were pressing their way forward into church-basement-turned schools and rough-hewn wood frame rooms established just for them mostly by benevolent White Christians."

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Korean Universities Attract More Foreign Students for Summer

Korean Universities Attract More Foreign Students for Summer | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it

South Korean universities are enrolling increasing numbers of students from Hong Kong, Singapore, France and elsewhere this summer, Asia News Network (http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/07/30/korea-becomes-hot-summer-school-destination.html) reported. The students are attracted both by educational opportunities and interest in Korean pop culture. - Inside Higher Ed | | Inside Higher Ed

 


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Flipping The Classroom… A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet

Flipping The Classroom… A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
Many educators are beginning to become aware of the growing teaching method referred to as “Flipping The Classroom”. Simply put… the teacher provides videos for homework, while traditional home work is done in class under teacher supervision. Unfortunately this might be just too simplistic of a definition. Possible this is why using the words “simply put” may not be the best practice in explaining anything.

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dianataylor's comment, August 2, 2012 10:27 PM
Sure it's an extensive page - the research section could be better with reference to papers dated back to 1998 and 2001. The section "Resources To Better Understand Flipping the Classroom" is good including info graphics and a good link to J. Gersteins http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/the-flipped-classroom-model-a-full-picture/
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University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences Establishes Africana Studies Department | Penn News

University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences Establishes Africana Studies Department | Penn News | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it

The University of Pennsylvania has established the Department of Africana Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences.

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Too Many College Students? Hardly - Innovations - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Too Many College Students? Hardly - Innovations - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it

"The students least well served by our educational system are those who come from the least affluent backgrounds, and those are also the students for whom higher education provides the greatest advantage. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, 62 percent of children from the bottom income quintile who attain a college degree escape poverty, compared with less than one-third of those without a college degree."

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Michigan State Ordinance Found Unconstitutional | Inside Higher Ed

Michigan State Ordinance Found Unconstitutional | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it

"The Michigan Supreme Court ruled Friday that an ordinance of Michigan State University -- which states that "no person shall disrupt the normal activity" of a university employee -- is unconstitutional because it is too broad, The Detroit Free Press reported."

 

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Chair discusses hopes for new federal panel on black students | Inside Higher Ed

"The University of Maryland-Baltimore County is known for its innovative programs to recruit and graduate black students in science and technology fields, sending many on to graduate schools at numbers unmatched by most of American higher education.
It may not be surprising, then, that as President Obama signed an executive order last week creating the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, he selected Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of UMBC, to chair a commission that will guide the effort."

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Court ruling points to tough issues for dual career couples | Inside Higher Ed

Court ruling points to tough issues for dual career couples | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it

"Many an academic couple has heard this line when one partner has been offered a job and arrangements haven't been quite worked out for the position of the other. A ruling by the Rhode Island Supreme Court this month may illustrate how important it is to get specific about what is being offered to the accompanying spouse."

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Eastern Michigan professor denied tenure because of sexual harassment issues | Inside Higher Ed

Eastern Michigan professor denied tenure because of sexual harassment issues | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it

"A faculty member at Eastern Michigan University was suspended over sexual harassment claims. He returned a year later, in 2008, and taught for several years, but was then denied tenure. When he reapplied, after an arbitrator agreed with the faculty union that proper rules were not followed the first time, he was denied tenure once again, and the provost cited sexual harassment as a reason, according to the letter denying him tenure."

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NACUBO agenda for public universities dominated by efficiency and revenue growth | Inside Higher Ed

"Public university employees can expect two things from their universities over the next few years: new programs with an emphasis on increasing tuition revenues, and a whole host of “operational efficiency” initiatives designed to get more bang for each buck."

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University of Central Florida Punished for Recruiting Violations

University of Central Florida Punished for Recruiting Violations | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it

"On Tuesday, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) cited the University of Central Florida (UCF) for violating recruiting regulations and barred the school’s men’s basketball team and football team from participating in postseason play for one season. The university’s sports department was also placed on probation for five years and fined $50,000."

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Coursera

Coursera | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.
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Business officers might be the next pipeline for college presidents | Inside Higher Ed

"Next time search consultants come to campus looking for the next great college president, they might skip over the provost’s office and head down the hall.
With academic officers, the traditional proving ground for the higher education presidency, losing interest in the job of institution head, discussions here at the annual meeting of the National Association of College and University Business Officers are turning to whether chief business and finance officers might be interested in the job, and whether they are perhaps better-suited for it."

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Infographic on How Higher Education Uses Social Media

Infographic on How Higher Education Uses Social Media | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it

As social media becomes more integral to students' lives, educational institutions are finally catching on, and catching up. Here's how colleges and universities are leveraging social in the classroom and the recruiting office. See infographic.


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Education Department won't enforce state authorization for distance education programs

Education Department won't enforce state authorization for distance education programs | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it

In a reversal of one of the most sweeping and controversial portions of its program integrity rules, the Education Department said Friday that it will no longer enforce a requirement that distance education programs obtain permission to operate in every state in which they enroll at least one student.

The change was announced quietly — on the third page of a five-page attachment to a "Dear Colleague" letter that the Education Department sent to institutions Friday — but will likely be cheered by many in higher education.


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Inside Higher Ed Webinar on “Reaching First-Generation College Students”

"Educators and politicians nationwide are urging colleges and universities to recruit and graduate a larger share of the population. To do so, many colleges will have to reach more first-generation students—those whose parents did not attend college."

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Conference for Pre-Tenure Women - Purdue University

Conference for Pre-Tenure Women - Purdue University | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it

SAVE THE DATE: SEPTEMBER 24-25, 2012 PURDUE CONFERENCE FOR PRE-TENURE WOMEN

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Poetic Stickup: Put the Financial Aid in the Bag

"At TEDYouth 2011, Performance artist Carvens Lissaint shows how to use language, metaphor and imagery to express a powerful idea -- as in this spoken word performance, a stirring plea to make college education more accessible."

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University of D.C. Professors' Credentials Questioned | Inside Higher Ed

"Three faculty members at the University of the District of Columbia obtained Ph.D.s from what critics call a diploma mill -- an unaccredited institution that requires relatively little work to earn a degree -- according to Fox News."

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Harkin releases critical report on for-profits | Inside Higher Ed

Harkin releases critical report on for-profits | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it

"The investigation found that large numbers of students at for-profits fail to earn credentials, citing a 64 percent dropout rate in associate degree programs, for example. It also links those high dropout rates to the relatively small amount of money for-profits spend on instruction."

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