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After leading Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for 16 years, James Gozzo will leave the private college this June. But not for long. After a one-year sabbatical, he'll return to the college to teach immunology. “To me, faculty life is probably the best life one could have,” he said.
The Mount Carmel College of Nursing Board of Trustees, together with the Mount Carmel Health System, announced today the appointment of Christine Wynd, PhD, RN, as the College’s new President and Dean. Dr. Wynd will become the College’s second President and Dean effective July 2014.
Recent college graduates are ending up in more low-wage and part-time positions as it’s become harder to find education-level appropriate jobs, according to a January study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The share of Americans ages 22 to 27 with at least a bachelor’s degree in jobs that don’t require
In July 2012, a few months before he was to officially take over as president of the College Board, David Coleman invited Les Perelman, then a director of writing at M.I.T., to come meet with him in Lower Manhattan. Perelman was one of the exam’s harshest and most relentless critics. Since 2005, when the College Board added an essay to the SAT (raising the total possible score from 1,600 to 2,400), Perelman had been conducting research that highlighted what he believed were the inherent absurdities in how the essay questions were formulated and scored.
The country’s higher-education data systems are outdated and unable to help students, colleges, and policy makers answer some of their most pressing questions. That’s the premise of a new paper from the Institute for Higher Education Policy that suggests improvements. The paper, "Mapping the Postsecondary Data Domain: Problems and Possibilities," was released on Thursday as part of the second round of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s "Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery" project. The institute, known as IHEP, is part of the project’s consortium on simplification and transparency.
The 2013-14 academic year marks a half-decade since the economic recession hit, but concerns about the costs of attending college are influencing incoming freshmen more than ever, a new survey shows. While more than three-quarters of this year's freshmen were admitted to their first-choice institution, an all-time low of 56.9 percent chose to attend it. Nearly 46 and 48 percent -- both all-time highs -- said price and financial aid, respectively, were "very important" in their decision about which institution to attend.
The leaders at Hilbert College and St. Bonaventure University are well aware of the national headwinds regarding small private colleges. Experts say financial viability depends on a “critical mass,” ideally of at least 3,000 students, the estimated point at which a student body can support the full administration and infrastructure needs of a four-year college with undergraduate and master’s programs.
Thomas Kazee, President, University of Evansville writes: President Obama's proposal to create a college scorecard -- a scorecard that might be used to determine institutional eligibility for federal financial support -- has elicited an overwhelmingly negative response from the higher education community, especially small, independent, non-profit institutions.
The most contentious data that might find their way into the Obama administration’s college-ratings plan are conspicuously missing from the Education Department’s current data-collection tools: postgraduate wages. At a symposium held by the department several weeks ago, experts were told that they weren’t debating the “if” of the proposed Postsecondary Institution Ratings System, just the “how.” Nevertheless, many still questioned whether it was appropriate to use postgraduate wage data to compare colleges in the first place.
Lawyers representing a former West Virginia running back have filed a proposed class-action suit against the NCAA and its five most powerful conferences, alleging they violated antitrust laws by agreeing to cap the value of athletic scholarships below the actual cost of attending school and "far below" what the free market would produce.
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