Academic Leadership

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High Schools May Have To Pay For Unprepared Graduates

Mississippi and Maine have become the latest in a series of states to question whether school districts should be held financially responsible when students arrive at college unprepared.

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Soft-Drink Contract To Bring UCA Millions

A contract for beverage services at the University of Central Arkansas will bring in about $2.2 million, but some academic faculty want the money to fund academic needs — not athletics.

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Why Smart Poor Students Don't Apply to Selective Colleges (And How to Fix It)

Our brightest low-income high schoolers are overwhelmingly unlikely to apply to our best colleges, and it's bad news for economic growth and for income equality

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Higher Ed Needs to Think Differently as Students Focus on the Economy

The results of the annual survey of college freshmen, released this week by researchers at UCLA, confirm that the fragile economy continues to weigh heavily on the minds of today’s students.

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College Survey: Finance Worries Up, Politics Shift

Each year since 1966, UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute has conducted a massive survey of incoming freshmen at four-year colleges, asking questions about their motivations, their plans and their political views.

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‘Bill Of Rights’ Wants To Keep Massive Online Classes From Being ‘Instagram Of Higher Ed’

A group of educators, including online course startup Udacity, today released a “Bill of Rights” meant to protect the interests of students in online education.

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College Degree, No Class Time Required

University of Wisconsin to Offer a Bachelor's to Students Who Take Online Competency Tests About What They Know

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College Dropout Crisis Revealed In 'American Dream 2.0' Report

An influential group of college presidents, civil rights leaders and advocates sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is highlighting what it calls a growing higher education dropout crisis and seeks to fix it in part by linking financial aid with successful graduation.

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Cal State Trustees Ok Plan To Limit Required Course Units

Most majors must set a maximum of 120 semester units for a bachelor's degree. The aim is to allow students to graduate quicker and to reduce education costs.

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Reinventing Higher Ed

Nationwide, academics don't know what to make of Mitch Daniels. Some early clues ...

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