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College, Inc.: May, 2011

Posted at 09:49 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Study: Public universities leaner now than in 2001

Public institutions employed 21 staff members per 100 students in the 2009-10 academic year, down from 23 in 2001-02

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:49 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance, Labor, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  college finance, college staffing

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Much praise, and several penalties, for Division I academics

Academic performance is improving among Division I athletes. But several teams draw penalties for low Academic Progress Rates.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:10 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Athletics | Tags:  college athletics, NCAA

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Former Towson (and current U-Mass) President Caret on grad rates

“We all know, from years of experience, which students can graduate from our campuses. Focus on them.”

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:57 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Administration, Attainment, Publics | Tags:  Towson University

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Study: One-fifth of faculty does most of the work

If the other 80 percent worked as hard as the most productive 20 percent, tuition at the University of Texas could be cut in half, the study suggests.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:23 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance, Labor, Pedagogy, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  faculty, Center for College Affordibility and Productivity

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 05/23/2011

Tuition discounting hits record high

The average student now pays 58 cents on the dollar of published college tuition.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:12 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Research | Tags:  NACUBO, financial aid

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 05/19/2011

10 great college novels

Relive the best years of your life with these exemplars of the college-fiction genre.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:04 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Liberal Arts, Pedagogy, Students | Tags:  the college novel

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Guest post: Colleges should be more worldly

International study is down at a time when, the author contends, colleges should be leading the way in engaging the world.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:07 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Students, Pedagogy | Tags:  International education

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Who are the most influential college leaders?

Christopher Nelson, president of St. John’s College in Annapolis, is arguably one of the most influential college presidents in the nation. Who are the others?

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:51 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration | Tags:  St. John's College, UMBC, University System of Maryland, Trinity Washington University

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Washington College names five finalists for $61,000 prize

Sophie Kerr Prize may be the largest cash award to any college senior.

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:10 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Liberal Arts | Tags:  Washington College, liberal arts

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 05/12/2011

D.C. Council recommends separate community college

“Community College Independence Act of 2011” would effectively dissolve the two-year college created in the division of UDC and replace it with an independent entity.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:56 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Accreditation, Community Colleges, Public policy, Publics

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Report: Va. billionaire controls hires at Fla. university

For his $1.5 million investment, businessman Charles Koch gets a say in who’s hired to Florida State University’s econ department.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:25 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Development, Pedagogy

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 05/11/2011

O’Malley restores merit grants to 350 seniors

The students found out in recent days that their $3,000 Distinguished Scholar grants had been yanked.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:46 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Finance, Public policy | Tags:  Maryland higher education, student aid

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Among local universities, Georgetown pays best

AU, GWU rank second and third in average annual salary for full professors, according to industry survey.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:30 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Finance, Labor, Pedagogy | Tags:  college faculty

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Marymount names Shank as new president

Matthew Shank will replace retiring President James Bundschuh. Shank is dean of the School of Business Administration at the University of Dayton.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:08 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration | Tags:  Marymount University

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 05/09/2011

D.C. program helped put DCPS on the college map

DC-CAP has brought the city’s public school system close to the national average in college attendance.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:19 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Attainment, Public policy | Tags:  DC-CAP, D.C. public schools

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 05/05/2011

U-Va. issues new sexual misconduct rules

The school is one of many around the nation that have been accused of downplaying or covering up sexual assault. New rules focus on victims’ rights and broaden the definition of misconduct.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:17 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Crime, Students, Public policy, Public safety | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Commencement 2011: Who’s speaking where

Confirmed speakers include House Speaker John Boehner at Catholic and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at GWU.

By Daniel de Vise  |  07:43 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Study: 8 top sites for potential plagiarism

Students do use ‘cheat’ sites. But they’re more likely to copy text from Wikipedia or Yahoo.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:52 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Online, Research, Students | Tags:  plagiarism, cheating

 

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