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Ustream.TV: About Us. The company, founders, Broadcasters. John Ham, Brad Hunstable, Dr. Gyula Feher. Investors, Venture Partners, DCM, Western Technology

Ustream.TV: About Us. The company, founders, Broadcasters. John Ham, Brad Hunstable, Dr. Gyula Feher. Investors, Venture Partners, DCM, Western Technology | Higher Education Leadership in Community Colleges | Scoop.it

Ustream is the leading live interactive broadcast platform. Anyone with an internet connection and a camera can start engaging with their family, friends or fans anytime, anywhere. Millions of Ustream users view and broadcast a wide variety of content, from high school sporting events to red carpet movie premieres. Notable Ustream broadcasts include major political events, concerts, conferences, movie premieres, talk shows, sporting events, interactive games, and personal milestones.

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US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions: Hearings - Hearing

Full Committee Hearing - Making College Affordability a Priority: Promising Practices and Strategies

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NYT: The Trouble With Online Educat

NYT: The Trouble With Online Educat | Higher Education Leadership in Community Colleges | Scoop.it

"AH, you're a professor. You must learn so much from your students."

This line, which I've heard in various forms, always makes me cringe. Do people think that lawyers learn a lot about the law from their clients? That patients teach doctors much of what they know about medicine?

Yet latent in the sentiment that our students are our teachers is an important truth. We do in fact need to learn from them, but not about the history of the Roman Empire or the politics of "Paradise Lost." Understanding what it is that students have to teach teachers can help us to deal with one of the most vexing issues now facing colleges and universities: online education. At my school, the University of Virginia, that issue did more than vex us; it came close to tearing the university apart.

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Large numbers of students transfer to community colleges from four-year institutions | Inside Higher Ed

Large numbers of students transfer to community colleges from four-year institutions | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education Leadership in Community Colleges | Scoop.it

Large numbers of students at four-year institutions are transferring to  community colleges, according to a new study from the National Student Clearinghouse Research  Center. Most of them don’t come back, but that isn’t always a bad thing.

Roughly 14 percent of first-time students who enrolled at a four-year  institution in the fall of 2005 had transferred to a community college by 2011,  the study found -- excluding students who merely took summer classes at a  community college.

 

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Learn More About Western Governors University - An Accredited Online University

Learn More About Western Governors University - An Accredited Online University | Higher Education Leadership in Community Colleges | Scoop.it
Western Governors University is an accredited and affordable online university with an innovative competency-based approach to education online that’s an ideal match for busy, working adult learners.
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The Chronicle Releases Its First E-Book: 'Rebooting the Academy' - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle Releases Its First E-Book: 'Rebooting the Academy' - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education Leadership in Community Colleges | Scoop.it

The Chronicle published on Wednesday its first e-book: Rebooting the Academy: 12 Tech Innovators Who Are Transforming Campuses.

It’s an expanded version of a feature published earlier this year, which tells the stories of a dozen key figures who are changing research, teaching, and the management of colleges in this time of technological change. The e-book features essays by each of the 12 innovators, explaining their visions in their own words and providing more details on their projects, plus The Chronicle’s profiles of them.

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Universities cut costs by narrowing offerings | Grand Forks Herald | Grand Forks, North Dakota

Funding cuts by cash-strapped legislatures have prompted many state universities to raise tuition, but some institutions are trying to buck the trend.
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Lawmakers Explore Impact of Automatic Cuts on Education

Lawmakers Explore Impact of Automatic Cuts on Education | Higher Education Leadership in Community Colleges | Scoop.it

A  set of sweeping, across-the-board trigger cuts set to go into effect in January would be "devastating" to education programs, particularly if Congress decides to spare only defense programs while allowing K-12 cuts to go through, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Democratic lawmakers said at a hearing today.

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For Penn State's Leaders, an Indictment of Malfeasance - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

For Penn State's Leaders, an Indictment of Malfeasance - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education Leadership in Community Colleges | Scoop.it

The much-awaited report on the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Pennsylvania State University, conducted by the independent counsel Louis J. Freeh, has finally been released. I had been preparing for this day ever since November 11, 2011, when Penn State's Board of Trustees announced its convening of a Special Investigations Task Force to deal with the fallout from the indictment of Sandusky, a former assistant football coach, on 48 charges of child sexual abuse and misconduct.

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Daniel King's bold plan for south Texas high school programs | Learning Matters: Reporting you trust on education stories that matter

Daniel King's bold plan for south Texas high school programs | Learning Matters: Reporting you trust on education stories that matter | Higher Education Leadership in Community Colleges | Scoop.it
If you drop out of HS, what would happen if your district tracked you down ... and invited you to attend college? It's at play in south Texas ... and appears to be working.
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U.Va. and other leadership controversies show that tenured faculty can still wield influence | Inside Higher Ed

U.Va. and other leadership controversies show that tenured faculty can still wield influence | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education Leadership in Community Colleges | Scoop.it

George Cohen is the idol of many university professors these days.

The law professor, only several weeks into his term as chair of the Faculty  Senate at the University of Virginia, became the central figure in the faculty’s  ultimately successful efforts to get the university’s governing board to reverse  its June effort to force the resignation of President Teresa Sullivan – an  event that captured national attention for more than two weeks.

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U.Va. and 11 others become latest to plan MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed

U.Va. and 11 others become latest to plan MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education Leadership in Community Colleges | Scoop.it

A dozen more universities have signed partnerships with Coursera, a company that  provides hosting services for massively open online courses (MOOCs), the company  announced today. Coursera’s new partners include the University of Virginia, whose highly publicized administrative ballyhoo last month made it the epicenter of  the debate over how traditional universities should adapt to the rise of online  education in general and MOOCs in particular. 

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How One Instructor Teaches 2,670 Students - The Digital Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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In October, Myanmar's pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, got a quirky request on YouTube. A hyperactive instructor in a plaid jacket posted a video inviting her to do a Skype interview with his "World Regions" geography class at Virginia Tech.

Ms. Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate often compared to Nelson Mandela, might have ignored this plea were it not for how the video ended. The camera pivoted from the instructor, John Boyer, to an auditorium filled with some 3,000 students. They leapt from their seats, blew noisemakers, and chanted her name as if the Hokies had scored a touchdown.

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One-Third of Colleges Are on Financially 'Unsustainable' Path, Study Finds - Finance - The Chronicle of Higher Education

One-Third of Colleges Are on Financially 'Unsustainable' Path, Study Finds - Finance - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education Leadership in Community Colleges | Scoop.it

An analysis of nearly 1,700 public and private nonprofit colleges being unveiled this week by Bain & Company finds that one-third of the institutions have been on an "unsustainable financial path" in recent years, and an additional 28 percent are "at risk of slipping into an unsustainable condition."

At a surprising number of colleges, "operating expenses are getting higher" and "they're running out of cash to cover it," says Jeff Denneen, a Bain partner who heads the consulting firm's American higher-education practice.

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Wayne State's tenure proposal stirs academic controversy

Wayne State's tenure proposal stirs academic controversy | Higher Education Leadership in Community Colleges | Scoop.it
As WSU's faculty negotiates a new labor contract, school officials are offering proposals that faculty members say would abolish tenure for academic staff - and make them among the first research universities in the nation to do so.
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Large numbers of students at four-year institutions are transferring to community colleges, according to a new study from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Most of them don't come back.

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U. of North Texas-Dallas Chief, a Champion of 'Disruptive Innovation,' to Leave in 2013 - Administration - The Chronicle of Higher Education

U. of North Texas-Dallas Chief, a Champion of 'Disruptive Innovation,' to Leave in 2013 - Administration - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education Leadership in Community Colleges | Scoop.it

The president of the University of North Texas at Dallas, who brought in Bain & Company and a high-profile commission of civic and business leaders to advise him on ways to turn the institution into a "model" 21st-century university, announced on Tuesday that he would not remain in the job after his contract ends, in August 2013.

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Senator wants a time-out on statewide tests | The Florida Current

Senator wants a time-out on statewide tests | The Florida Current | Higher Education Leadership in Community Colleges | Scoop.it

A top lawmaker wants to call a time-out on statewide testing of Florida’s students and grading of public schools.

“We’ve got teachers whose lives and students whose lives are impacted by an assessment system which is not accurate,” said Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, vice chairman of the Senate Appropriation Education Committee. “We’ve got to stop, stop and see where we are.”

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NJ.com : Former Brookdale Community College president pleads guilty to official misconduct

NJ.com : Former Brookdale Community College president pleads guilty to official misconduct | Higher Education Leadership in Community Colleges | Scoop.it

For nearly two decades, Peter Burnham was one of the most respected higher education officials in the state. The Brookdale Community College president served as head of the New Jersey College Presidents’ Council, sat on a hospital board and garnered numerous national awards for helping to turn his school into one of the most highly regarded two-year colleges in the state.

But along the way, Burnham began using his college-issued business credit cards for more than school expenses, prosecutors said. They said the president, with a $216,000-a-year salary, charged personal hotel stays, clothing, electronics, alcohol, groceries and more to his school account, sometimes altering receipts or lying about the reason for the charges on Brookdale’s expense reports.

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Students pay more for their education

Students pay more for their education | Higher Education Leadership in Community Colleges | Scoop.it
South Florida students are scrambling to find ways to pay for ever-increasing college costs — or lowering their dreams of a higher education.
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Calif. Student Sues Teacher, District Over C+ Grade

Calif. Student Sues Teacher, District Over C+ Grade | Higher Education Leadership in Community Colleges | Scoop.it
A C+ is considered average on the grading scale but for one California high school student it was well below average, enough so that he filed a lawsuit against both his teacher and school district.
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Sarah Baumberger's comment, August 31, 2012 3:10 PM
This article explains how a high school student sues his teacher and school for giving him a low grade. According to chapter six students can't generally sue their teachers upon this action. The courts reasoning for this is that students do not have the expertise to evaluate teacher accuracy in grading. A similar case in Vermont was rejected by the federal district court after a college medical student claimed his failing grade should be changed. It is important for teachers to understand their power of grading and not give in to student or parent complaints.
Vikki Howard's comment, September 1, 2012 3:12 PM
This is a good choice for the topic--in what way do you think a grade could be considered libelous? Did the grade affect the student's reputation? I appreciate that you cited two relevant law cases in interpreting this suit--In future, you could take it one step further in telling your readers the actual cases from which you derived your argument. I agree that this is an important issue as we can all agree that one problem we have in this country is grade inflation--if teachers feel threatened by law suits for issuing grades that reflect academic standards, grading integrity will continue to degrade.
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Texas State University System Unveils $10,000 Degree Program, by Reeve Hamilton

Texas State University System Unveils $10,000 Degree Program, by Reeve Hamilton | Higher Education Leadership in Community Colleges | Scoop.it
Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College, an upper-division college in the Texas State University System, has partnered with Southwest Texas Junior College for a program that offers a $10,000 bachelor's degree.
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Number of Floridians ages 25-34 with college degree fell in 2010

Number of Floridians ages 25-34 with college degree fell in 2010 | Higher Education Leadership in Community Colleges | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — The number of young Floridians with a college degree fell in 2010 to about 817,000 — a decrease of about 19,000 from 2009, according to new estimates.
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Leadership, the University Brand, Abuse, and Our Duty - Innovations - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Leadership, the University Brand, Abuse, and Our Duty - Innovations - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education Leadership in Community Colleges | Scoop.it

What does it take to be a leader? I think it takes bravery, strength, discretion, integrity, intelligence, the ability to bring people together around a common cause, and charisma. What does it take to be a leader in American higher education? It takes all of these qualities plus the ability to figure out when the bottom line must be sacrificed for the overall education and good of society and its individual members.

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