Analysis: hundreds of colleges and universities show financial warning signs

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Dozens of colleges and universities nationwide started 2020 already under financial stress. Our analysis of the stress test results found: Nationwide, more than 500 colleges and universities show warning signs in two or more metrics. Colleges in Crisis.

College or Career? The answer isn’t what you’d expect for males

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I read an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal discussing the dramatic decline in men applying for and graduating from two and four-year colleges. colleges and universities had 1.5 What to do when Johnny wants career, not college?


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More colleges and universities outsource services to for-profit companies

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The Tufts University campus was a quiet place in the fall, where students were scolded to stay in their dorms, checked frequently for Covid-19 and — if they tested positive — quarantined in modular housing set up on the tennis courts. Estimated annual spending by colleges and universities.

10 Best US Colleges for Computer Science

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If you’re a senior in HS looking to continue your tech education, we have a list of the ten best colleges that will help you perfect your skills: 10 Best Colleges in the USA to Study Computer Science. 2 Stanford University. 3 Harvard University. 8 Cornell University.

A regional public university’s identity crisis

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Given current circumstances, Richard Vedder, an economics professor emeritus at Ohio University, has decided to teach his fall course, “Economic History of Europe,” for a salary of $1. He says the university’s quality of education has declined, leaving the campus with “a crisis on our hands.”

What is an intelligent learning platform for schools and universities?


An intelligent learning platform (ILP) for schools and universities might be the tool you’ll start using soon if you’re a teacher, academic institution leader, student, or parent. Schools and universities have been leveraging the power of edtech for quite a while now.

Many certificate programs don’t pay off, but colleges want to keep offering them anyway

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Vanessa Valenciano had high hopes for the certificate she earned at public Aims Community College in Colorado. After all, colleges have been advertising these kinds of credentials as the next best thing to a degree. Higher Education News Universities, Inc.

3 Steps Colleges and Universities Can Take to Improve Campus Conditions Amid a Pandemic

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Guest article by Brian Miller College enrollment was down this fall due to fears of COVID-19. Purdue University, for example, put testing protocols in place and installed Plexiglas barriers in classrooms.

Kajeet Announces Launch of 2022 Homework Gap Grant Program for K-12 Schools and Districts, Colleges and Universities, and Public Libraries

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This funding opportunity will allow K-12 schools and districts, colleges and universities, and public libraries to connect students to safe, reliable internet outside of the classroom. “At MCLEAN, VA.

Has Your School District Considered Creating a “Parent University”?


The answer for many school districts is to create a Parent University, or a virtual program that helps teach parents and community members how to support their students. What is a Parent University? Creating a Parent University. Organizing and Promoting your Parent University.

Inflation is coming to college campuses. Prepare to pay more.

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Like chief financial officers at universities and colleges everywhere, David Jewell is having a stressful winter. As a result, according to experts and early evidence, the next consumer product likely to cost Americans more will be a college education.

OPINION: We must invest in engines of opportunity, our public colleges and universities

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Were it not for the community college course in fire science that he took as an adult, Carter wouldn’t have had access to any education after the vocational track in which he was placed in high school, nor would he have been able to advance in his work.

No, it’s not “the end of going to college”

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These statistics have inspired dire headlines such as “ Higher Ed in Crisis ” and even “ The End of the University ,” but the truth is more nuanced. While college admissions may be down at most universities overall, graduate school enrollments are up significantly.

The colleges that won’t die

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When Alex Robinson told relatives and friends he was considering going to Hampshire College, “every single person was, like, ‘Oh, isn’t that the school that’s shutting down?’ ”. Alex Robinson started at Hampshire College in the fall, despite the college’s financial problems. “I

A handful of colleges are finally providing training in a way consumers want it: fast

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Orr recounts this with surprising good humor, early in the morning in a brightly lighted classroom at the Valencia College Center for Accelerated Training. Joe Battista, Valencia College’s vice president for global, professional and continuing education. ORLANDO, Fla.

PROOF POINTS: COVID has been bad for college enrollment — but awful for community college students

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When the coronavirus hit in the spring of 2020, student surveys indicated that four-year colleges would be hit the hardest this fall, with many students turning to cheaper two-year community colleges until the pandemic ended. Will these students resume their college careers?

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In Massachusetts, public colleges send debt collectors after nearly 12,000 students

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Back when he was a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, James Smith fell behind on his final housing payment after his family in Minnesota ran into financial problems. Smith said he promised to repay the university, but the registrar withheld his transcript anyway.

After the pandemic disrupted their high school educations, students are arriving at college unprepared

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Uri Treisman, mathematics professor, University of Texas. By a slim margin, Hernandez, a math major, failed the math placement exam that would have landed her a seat in calculus in the fall as a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin.

Applying Universal Design for Learning in remote classrooms


This, after all, is the concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework that aids curriculum designers and educators in ensuring that all learners receive the accommodations that are needed to help them excel in school. Applying Universal Design for Learning in remote classrooms.

What to Know Before Moving From High School Teacher to College Professor

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A logical step for many teachers is to progress from teaching High School to College. Here’s an good article from an Ask a Tech Teacher contributor on what you should know to make that a successful endeavor: What to Know Before Moving From High School Teacher to College Professor.

Why College Matters for a Successful Career in Tech

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There is a lot of conversation about college vs. career–the pros and cons of each weighed against the needs of individual students. Why would such a person interested in a tech career spend thousands of dollars to go to college instead of learning at home?

Creating a College AI Incubator


Habib Matar, lead instructor of the new AI incubator lab at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Arizona, shares advice for starting an AI lab at a university


Colleges are withholding transcripts and degrees from millions over unpaid bills

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BOSTON — Gabriel Toro choked up behind his mask as he described the lengths it took him to complete his bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Related: Strapped for students, colleges finally begin to clear transfer logjam.

OPINION: How to use university endowments for coronavirus recovery

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In the face of the coronavirus, some courageous university leaders have stepped up to protect their students, their employees and their communities. university endowments exceeds the most recent Covid-19 relief package passed by Congress.

Pressure mounts for universities to anticipate in-demand jobs

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We are almost at crisis mode,” said Perlmutter, who directs the phlebotomy program at Pennsylvania’s Montgomery County Community College. Only 11 percent of business leaders in a Gallup poll said college graduates were effectively prepared for the workforce.

Colleges fight attempts to stop them from withholding transcripts over unpaid bills

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But the academic transcript Harris needs for a promotion and a raise is being kept from him by the private college he attended because of a balance he owes for expenses he didn’t know weren’t covered by financial aid. Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in New York.

Some colleges and universities are bringing the classroom to the workplace

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Student Chris Provencher sharpening the edges of a ski in a rental shop where he works as part of Castleton University’s resort and hospitality management program, taught at the Killington ski area. “We Another university teaches fermentation at a brewery.

Some universities’ response to budget woes: Making faculty teach more courses

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An English professor at Southern Connecticut State University, Cynthia Stretch is used to meeting after hours with her students, many of whom work full time while in college. Related: More colleges and universities outsource services to for-profit companies.

Arizona Department of Education Names i-Ready® Assessment an Approved Universal Literacy and Dyslexia Screener

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January 27, 2022— The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) recently named Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Assessment as an approved universal literacy and dyslexia screener for the 2022–2023 school year. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

As students fill summer courses, many ask: Why aren’t all colleges open in the summers?

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The University of La Verne in Southern California has had twice as many traditional undergraduates sign up for the summer as it did last year. You won’t know it from their mostly empty campuses, but colleges and universities will be bustling this summer.

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Colleges face reckoning as plummeting birthrate worsens enrollment declines

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Only bird songs penetrate the silence on the neatly tended but deserted grounds of Becker College. The college, which traces its origins to 1784, held its last-ever commencement this spring after a steady erosion of enrollment. The campus of the University of Iowa.

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Colleges’ new solution to enrollment declines: Reducing the number of dropouts

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With no one to support him after leaving foster care when he turned 18, Hasan Dickinson held down two jobs during his first semester at a large state university, running for the bus to work as soon as class was over. The Florida Atlantic University campus. BOCA RATON, Fla.

The Still-Evolving Future of University Credentials

ED Surge

Five years ago, I published a book on the future of university credentials, making some predictions about what seemed likely to come next in the market for degrees and emerging forms of alternative college credentials.

City University of New York reverses its policy on withholding transcripts over unpaid bills

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The City University of New York announced Wednesday that it would temporarily stop withholding transcripts from students with unpaid bills, reversing a long-held policy that prevented thousands from transferring between schools or entering the careers of their choice.

OPINION: A former military man turned university president welcomes student protest and dissent

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When I first took on the role of president at the University of Montana nearly four years ago, my chief of staff mused that I’d need to draw upon a reservoir of endurance in the face of many tests ahead. At the University of Montana, we have a vocal student body.

Why One University Is Moving Toward a Subscription Model

ED Surge

One big theme in education-innovation circles is that the professional world is changing faster than ever, and so schools and colleges must adjust how they teach to meet those needs. One college in St.

OPINION: Free community college was never going to be enough

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President Joe Biden’s proposal to make community colleges tuition-free is officially dead on arrival, news that could not come at a more unfortunate time: Recent enrollment figures show many colleges nationwide are in dire straits, particularly at the community college level.

Activists question whether wealthy universities should be exempt from property taxes

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When the University of Pennsylvania said it would pay $10 million a year for 10 years to address environmental hazards in Philadelphia’s public schools, Gerald Campano’s reaction was complicated. “Of But since the 1970s, nonprofit universities have grown and municipal budgets have declined.

More students question college, putting counselors in a fresh quandary

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Yet ask her about college and she is clear: “I don’t plan on it.” What’s more, Beth Anderson, the college and career adviser for the Methow Valley district, is not pushing it. Many high schools, said Anderson, “like to promote the fact that 100 percent or 95 percent are college-bound.”

Most college students don’t graduate in four years, so college and the government count six years as “success”

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Millions of college freshmen are settling into college this fall, and 9 out of 10 of those pursuing bachelor’s degrees are confident they’ll finish in four years or less. Universities actually work against a four-year completion. After lobbying by universities and colleges, Sen.

OPINION: Why college majors are another form of implicit bias in higher education

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Black college graduates in their thirties still have a significantly lower median net worth than their white counterparts who did not attend college. The analysis adds to our growing understanding of just how unequal career outcomes are for Black college graduates.

With competition up, enrollment down, colleges are spending billions on marketing and advertising

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WASHINGTON — It was the personalized emails that got Jadyn Turner to consider Catholic University when she was choosing a college. She still has them in her phone, along with a photo of herself holding up the Catholic University banner that came in the mail.

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