Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 01/25/2012 - 6:37pm
llinois’ 12 percent increase in higher education spending this year isn’t going to benefit students. Instead, the additional funding for fiscal 2012 is going into the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) to address its underfunded pension program.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 01/23/2012 - 6:11pm
GoingOn Networks and New Teacher Center (NTC) recently announced that NTC has implemented GoingOn’s Academic Engagement Network in support of its e-Mentoring for Student Success (eMSS) program. The GoingOn platform provides a more effective, modern environment where new teachers can foster connections and better communicate with others in the program, share resources and participate in online workshops, as a way of advancing high quality math, science and special education instruction.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 01/23/2012 - 5:55pm
The Louisiana State University Faculty Senate has delayed a vote on switching to a new student grading system to give the matter further study. The Advocate reports some faculty members complained about the lack of time to discuss the plan prior to Thursday's scheduled vote, while others pointed out that the change would cost the university money during a time of state budget cuts to colleges.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Sun, 01/22/2012 - 7:12pm
Vice president Phil Boudjouk says the departure dates for the employees varies from two weeks to three months, depending on their jobs and transition of projects. More than 40 researchers will continue working for the center.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 01/18/2012 - 6:01pm
One day after the General Assembly opened, 36 professors and 12 students from colleges and universities in Virginia came to the Capitol to encourage legislators to better meet higher education’s financial and policy needs.