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With an urgent need to focus on career success, many higher education leaders worry that the principles of a liberal education will be delegated to a “nice to have” versus an educational imperative.
In this presentation from the 2012 UPCEA Annual Convention, Heather Chakiris (Penn State University), Dave King (Oregon State University), Darcie Milazzo (Georgetown University), and Max H. Sotak (Regis University) share their insights on how to maintain academic standards, while equipping adult learners with skills in their chosen careers.
By Heather Murtagh
Twenty-one-year-old Ashley Tuvell was excited to start her junior year at Notre Dame de Namur University last month.
As a transfer student, Tuvell was eager to move forward with her education and start her junior year — one step closer to her ultimate goal of teaching kindergarten. While Tuvell knows her ultimate goal, she also had a lot of questions, like: How to decipher the abbreviations for the buildings on the campus map? How to deal with questions about tuition from parents who are divorced? What are the best ways to make friends as an adult? How… Continue reading
So let me put colleges and universities on notice: If you can’t stop tuition from going up, the funding you get from taxpayers will go down. Higher education can’t be a luxury. It is an economic imperative that every family in America should be able to afford.
Barak Obama, State of Union 2012
Does this speech signal that the time has finally arrived when the government – which pays a good part of the bill – will step in to limit the rapid and seemingly never ending growth of tuition? In normal times, the answer would… Continue reading
Do college freshmen feel academically prepared for classes? When it comes to starting college level coursework, what do incoming freshmen have to say about how high school prepared them? A recent study surveyed a national sample of high school graduates from the class of 2010 to find out how they felt their high school experience prepared them for college.
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By Doug Lederman
The space between nonprofit and for-profit higher education gets a little more crowded today.
University Ventures Fund, a $100 million investment partnership founded by a quartet of veterans of the for-profit and nonprofit education sectors, is the latest entrant in a market that aims to use private capital to expand the reach and impact of traditional colleges and universities.
The fund, whose two biggest investors are the German media conglomerate Bertelsmann AG and the University of Texas Investment Management Company, is focused on stimulating “innovation from within the academy,” rather than competing with it from the outside,… Continue reading