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Inside Higher Ed
December 6, 2013
President Obama has once again invited a group of college leaders to a meeting at the White House. But to participate in the confab next week attendees must make a new commitment aimed at helping lower-income students – and they have to submit those goals in writing.
Chronicle of Higher Education
December 6, 2013
More than 51,000 students earned Ph.D.'s in 2012, a 4.3-percent increase over the 48,908 in the previous year, according to data released on Friday by the National Science Foundation. And as graduates continue to face a challenging academic job market, those new Ph.D.'s who graduate with debt are shouldering heavier burdens than ever before, the data show.
Huffington Post - Presidential Opinion
December 5, 2013
Gary Bonvillian, president of Thomas University writes: Small colleges and universities understand both the value, and often the necessity, of collaboration in order to advance their own unique and individual institutions. Many operate with modest resources yet are expected by their constituencies to deliver the same level of quality education as any other college or university, regardless of their wealth or stature in the marketplace. Such is the nature of accreditation reviews which has a way of leveling the playing field in the academy, as we are all expected to meet the minimum requirements of the accrediting bodies that review and sanction our work.
Inside Higher Ed
November 15, 2013
During a roundtable discussion that also explored privacy issues in health care and K-12 education, privacy experts and IT officials delivered a call to action on Thursday for higher education institutions and their private sector partners to lead on issues of privacy standards. Once the topic turned to higher education, however, panelists were quick to express their frustrations with the aging Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and the concerns posed by technologies such as cloud storage solutions.
Wilkes-Barre, Penn., Times Leader - Presidential Opinion
November 12, 2013
Thomas J. Botzman, President, Misericordia University writes: As the nation’s economy continues to struggle an ongoing debate rages about the value of a college education. Is it worth it? What kind of job will I get after graduation? How will I pay for my degree? They are all valid questions. While a college education is not for everyone, it still remains the surest path to earning a good living in today’s challenging economy.
November 14, 2013
A new survey from CareerBuilder suggests that plenty of Americans never work in the field that they prepared for in college. Among the 2,134 workers surveyed, 47 percent of college graduates did not find a first job that was related to their college major. What's more, 32 percent of college grads said that they had never worked in a field related to their majors.
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