Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 02/21/2012 - 11:08pm
Fitzpatrick Manufacturing Co. is a high-tech job shop, crafting super-precise parts for machines used in everything from robotics to aerospace to oil exploration. Macomb Community College lies a few miles down the road in this Detroit suburb.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 02/21/2012 - 11:05pm
The University of Utah is revising its admissions policy for some older students in the wake of a civil-rights complaint filed by a learning-disabled applicant who was denied admission because he read and wrote at only a fourth-grade level.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 5:48pm
Southern University at New Orleans weathered two challenges in the past year that could have doomed the historically black university. It survived an attempt by Gov. Bobby Jindal to merge it with the University of New Orleans, a proposal that touched off a furor before dying in the Legislature. It also managed to persuade inspectors to renew its accreditation for 10 years, despite the slow pace of repairs after Hurricane Katrina.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Sun, 02/05/2012 - 5:46pm
When US News & World Report debuted its list of "America's Best Colleges" nearly 30 years ago, the magazine hoped its college rankings would be a game-changer for students and families. But arguably, they've had a much bigger effect on colleges themselves.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Thu, 02/02/2012 - 9:22pm
While the largest segment of college admissions inquiries is initiated online, most colleges spend less than the cost of one traveling admissions representative online. Despite $300,000 to $3 million spent annually on staff and travel to high schools, colleges reach just 10% of high schools and reach an even smaller fraction of college-bound students through visits to high schools. Sending admissions staff to visit high schools is expensive and time consuming, and is not effective in a wired world.
Submitted by Tim Goral on Thu, 02/02/2012 - 9:07am
By Ted Wachtel
Campus residence hall advisors (RAs) have a tough job. But there is a tool that can make their work easier and more effective: restorative practices.
Most RAs sign on for the job because they want to help build community, provide guidance to their peers and learn what it means to be in a leadership role. RAs, however, also are charged with managing behavior. They are granted a certain amount of authority to enforce campus policies, rules and regulations.