A report from the Illinois State Auditor General charges that Chicago State University has lost track of hundreds of thousands of dollars in equipment, including computers and other electronic devices, which may include sensitive or confidential data. Auditor General William Holland says an audit by his agency revealed that 197 items, worth $248,825, were missing.
Donations to U.S. colleges and universities rose 9 percent to $33.8 billion in the year through June, topping the record set before the global credit crisis, as stock market gains fueled giving. Read more>>
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A plan to pay community college tuition for recent Mississippi high school graduates who are not covered by other financial aid is advancing. Representatives passed House Bill 424 by a vote of 115-4. It now goes to the Senate for more debate.
Leaders of several local groups met with University of Maine at Augusta faculty members to look for a connection with college students whose expertise and effort could help further their group’s mission while also furthering students’ educations. Read more>>
The agreement addresses the 30 non-tenure track faculty on one-year contracts who were notified that their contracts would not be renewed, as well as the 10 faculty members on terminal contracts.
Several Cornell professors and university officials are critical of a new study known as the College Educational Study Project, which attempts to quantify the quality of large research universities by assessing academic rigor and teaching quality. Read more>>
Two big forces underpin a university’s costs. The first is the need for physical proximity. Adding students is expensive—they require more buildings and instructors—and so a university’s marginal cost of production is high. That means that even in a competitive market, where price converges towards marginal cost, modern education is dear.It is also hard to raise productivity. MOOCs work completely differently. Read more>>
BenQ America Corp., a provider of professional graphics monitors, announced an Education Outreach Program to help campuses put the latest color management monitor technologies into the hands of students and instructors. Read more>>
The board overseeing the state’s two-year schools has recommended that Monty Sullivan, chancellor of Delgado Community College in New Orleans, serve as president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. Read more>>