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Incubating Innovation: The Growing Role of Continuing Education on University Campuses - Opinion Piece

Incubating Innovation: The Growing Role of Continuing Education on ...

October 17, 2018

J. Kim McNutt writes: Though Continuing or Extended Education is still viewed with suspicion by some faculties as the “personal interest” division of a university, CE offers many opportunities for their academic counterparts—including, in some cases, chances to make up budgetary shortfalls and offer industry-relevant programming. In this interview, Kim McNutt discusses the evolving role of Extended Education, and points to how CE units can bridge the gap between employers and educators by fostering innovation.
J. Kim McNutt writes: Though Continuing or Extended Education is still viewed with suspicion by some faculties as the “personal interest” division of a university, CE offers many opportunities for their academic counterparts—including, in some cases, chances to make up budgetary shortfalls and offer industry-relevant programming. In this interview, Kim McNutt discusses the evolving role of Extended Education, and points to how CE units can bridge the gap between employers and educators by fostering innovation.

October 17, 2018

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The Washington Post

Why College Costs Soared As More Students Enrolled - Opinion Piece

Why College Costs Soared As More Students Enrolled - Opinion Piece

October 17, 2018

John Thelin writes: Another fundamental element of the college experience was different in the 1960s as well. Costs were low because what colleges offered to students — and how many students they offered it to — was far more limited. Even with the decade’s admissions expansion, state universities such as the University of Massachusetts and Rutgers in New Jersey each only had a total enrollment of about 6,000. And colleges spent little on students. They handled expanding enrollments by increasing the size of lecture classes or other expedient measures like adding bunk beds to double the capacity of dorm rooms. They offered little in the way of advising, career placement, activities outside the classroom, recreational facilities and mental-health services.
John Thelin writes: Another fundamental element of the college experience was different in the 1960s as well. Costs were low because what colleges offered to students — and how many students they offered it to — was far more limited. Even with the decade’s admissions expansion, state universities such as the University of Massachusetts and Rutgers in New Jersey each only had a total enrollment of about 6,000. And colleges spent little on students. They handled expanding enrollments by increasing the size of lecture classes or other expedient measures like adding bunk beds to double the capacity of dorm rooms. They offered little in the way of advising, career placement, activities outside the classroom, recreational facilities and mental-health services.

October 17, 2018

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The Wall Street Journal

The Real Cost of College Is Flattening as Schools Give More Scholarships

The Real Cost of College Is Flattening as Schools Give More Scholar...

October 16, 2018

While tuition costs keep rising, schools offer more aid to attract shrinking pool of students.
While tuition costs keep rising, schools offer more aid to attract shrinking pool of students.

October 16, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

VA Dealing With Backlog of GI Bill Benefits

VA Dealing With Backlog of GI Bill Benefits

October 16, 2018

There were 158,922 pending claims as of Monday at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to an agency spokesman -- a 51 percent increase over the same time last year. The backlog has decreased in recent days, the spokesman said, but the VA expects a higher than normal backlog through the rest of the year.
There were 158,922 pending claims as of Monday at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to an agency spokesman -- a 51 percent increase over the same time last year. The backlog has decreased in recent days, the spokesman said, but the VA expects a higher than normal backlog through the rest of the year.

October 16, 2018

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TheConversation.com

More College Students Expected to Vote in 2018 Midterms

More College Students Expected to Vote in 2018 Midterms

October 16, 2018

In order to gain insight into the role that college students might play in the outcome of the 2018 midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 6, The Conversation reached out to Nancy Thomas, director of the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life. Thomas predicts a higher voter turnout among the nation’s 20 million college students, a “formidable voting bloc” that she says was jolted to attention by the 2016 election of Donald Trump as president. But she also warns that personal and practical factors might impede the college vote.
In order to gain insight into the role that college students might play in the outcome of the 2018 midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 6, The Conversation reached out to Nancy Thomas, director of the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life. Thomas predicts a higher voter turnout among the nation’s 20 million college students, a “formidable voting bloc” that she says was jolted to attention by the 2016 election of Donald Trump as president. But she also warns that personal and practical factors might impede the college vote.

October 16, 2018

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