Submitted by Ann McClure on Sun, 12/02/2012 - 6:44pm
Ralph Kingsbury, a former member of the North Dakota Board of Higher Education, likes to tell about the Walsh County farmer who reacted to news that the state university system might impose admission standards in this way: “I pay taxes and my son has a right to flunk out of the university.” That’s about to change.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Sun, 12/02/2012 - 6:38pm
Although Colorado colleges have long been asked to be mindful of their performance in areas such as graduation rates and student retention, when it came time to pass out money, the schools with the biggest enrollments were the ones that got the financial rewards.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 7:39pm
Gov. Rick Scott's call for state colleges to offer a cheaper four-year degree follows years of steep budget cuts to Florida's higher education system, leading one top state education official to say the goal cannot be achieved without sacrificing education quality.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 11/28/2012 - 10:13pm
The University of Wisconsin System announced Wednesday that UW-Milwaukee will be the first campus to roll out flexible degree programs next fall for nontraditional adult students, and that the two-year UW Colleges will start providing general education and liberal arts courses in the flexible format.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 5:20pm
Americans feel that higher education is imperative for a successful future, but they believe that the US higher education system is providing poor value for the cost, a Northeastern University survey has found.