Patrick Iber, working off the tenure track, considers the basics on how those who have tenure-track security should treat those who don't.
Melissa Dennihy offers advice on how to juggle the tasks.
Melissa Dennihy offers advice on how to juggle the tasks.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Education will introduce stricter regulations next year in its latest attempt to improve the job prospects of those graduating from for-profit colleges and universities. Under new regulations unveiled on Thursday and effective July 1, for-profit colleges will be at risk of losing federal aid should a typical graduate's annual loan repayments exceed 20 percent of discretionary income or 8 percent of total earnings. This is lower than the current threshold of 30 percent of discretionary income and 12 percent of total earnings. The U.S. ...
“Everyone should have an opportunity to participate in higher education.”
With those words, Michael K. Young, President of the University of Washington, opens a new video from his institution’s AccessComputing Project, IT Accessibility: What Campus Leaders Have to Say. Developed with support from the National Science Foundation, this video presents university presidents, chief information officers, and other higher education leaders who stress the importance to higher education of accessibility for persons with disabilities, and of having campus technology environments that support it.
“When we were doing our studies for the National Academies, the typical first response of university presidents or CFOs or provosts was to say: ‘I understand things are changing very rapidly, but I'll ask my CIO to take care of it. The CIO usually can.’ We would then ask: ‘Suppose you wake up in the morning and come in to your office and nothing works anymore. You can't access e-mail. All of your course systems have collapsed. Who fixes the problem?’ They begin to scratch their heads, and pretty soon it's like the five phases of grief. They start off with denial and anger, move through bargaining and depression, and finally reach acceptance.” — James J. Duderstadt, Change and the Research University
The EDUCAUSE annual publication of top IT issues has long resonated as a yearly snapshot of the most pressing issues for IT leaders in higher education. At the top of list for 2012:Updating IT professionals’ skills and roles to accommodate emerging technologies and changing IT management and service delivery models Supporting the trends toward IT consumerization and bring-your-own device Developing an institution-wide cloud strategy
Below are the EDUCAUSE Review article summarizing the IT Issues Panel's findings for 2012 and accompanying resources.
This free hour-long session, “Rolling Out a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program,” will offer ideas, sample policy statements and guidelines, and lessons learned for campuses interested in implementing a BYOD strategy for mobile devices on campus.
Those unable to attend may wish to visit the archives after the event or browse related resources.
Interact on Twitter at #EDULive.
As someone who has a vested interest in higher education IT, you are part of a dynamic and close-knit community where we share new ideas, network with peers, and work toward the common good of the profession.
EDUCAUSE provides opportunities to be an active member by volunteering in a variety of roles, either short- or long-term, throughout the year. These opportunities include:
Gartner predicts that by the end of 2012, agile development methods will be used on 80 percent of all software development projects. Project Management Institute’s research shows that agile project management tripled from December 2008 to May 2011, and can help decrease product defects, improve team productivity, and increase business value.
To help you apply project management processes at your organization, EDUCAUSE members have access to a selection of professional development resources:
November is National College Application Month and the admissions process, now in full swing, is a time of high anxiety for students and parents. There are essays to write, test scores to report and, for the vast majority of American families, a complex web of tuition pricing and financial aid information to untangle.
At a time when Americans collectively owe $1.2 trillion in student loan debt -- and with tuition rates roughly 12 times higher than they were a generation ago -- the stakes in selecting the right school have never been greater. And yet the true cost of college, after grants and scholarships, often remains a mystery until the very end of the admissions process. In fact, most students don't know what their financial options will be until after they've received their acceptance letters in the mail. This is a hurdle to cost transparency that has prevented thousands of families from identifying schools that could give them a tuition break.*
Families shouldn't be left in the dark about what they'll pay for college. With admissions deadlines rapidly approaching, here are five things you need to know:
1. Understand the Difference Between Early Decision and Early Action. There are two types of early admission: applicants who choose Early Decision apply to a single college and, if accepted, are committed to enrolling. Early Action, on the other hand, is non-binding and gives you the opportunity to compare multiple financial aid packages. If you will be relying heavily on financial aid, Early Action is a better option than Early Decision.
2. Do Your Homework to Finalize a List. Most experts recommend applying to anywhere between five and eight different schools and, with application fees running as high as $90 a piece, students can end up spending hundreds of dollars on admissions costs alone. Before you finalize your list, do enough research to make sure you've included the right mix of reach, target and safety schools, but also make sure you're getting the whole story on factors like graduation rates and student loan defaults rates -- information that is available on the Department of Education's College Navigator.
3. Compare Costs to Get Your Real Number. Most families assume their FAFSA-calculated EFC's (Estimated Family Contributions) are the final word on what they'll pay for college. But this is almost never the case. Every school uses its own formula to allocate financial aid and those net prices are often lower -- much lower -- than a family's EFC. Net Price Calculators, now posted on every college website, are the only way to uncover your actual bottom line. Get your true number by using the net price calculators posted on individual schools' websites, or save time by accessing them all in one place at CollegeAbacus.org.
4. Put Financial Aid Front and Center. If you think you're going to need financial aid, make it a central part of your search from the beginning. Know what level of tuition you can afford, and how much aid you might need, by listing out income sources and estimated college expenses for each month. Also be prepared to file your FAFSA forms early (as soon after Jan. 1 as possible) to increase your chances of getting the most financial aid.
5. Never Assume a School is Beyond Your Financial Reach. Tuition sticker prices don't tell the whole story. Financial aid can vary widely at similar schools, and elite schools can be more affordable than you might think. At College Abacus, we often use fictional characters to illustrate this fact, including Bella Swan from the Twilight Saga series. In the books, Bella's boyfriend wants her to go to Dartmouth but Bella assumes (based on sticker price) she can't afford it. We ran the numbers based on what her father probably earned as a sheriff in a small town and what their assets would have been. It turns out Dartmouth would have cost Bella almost $11,000 less per year than her alternate choice, the University of Alaska Southeast. To make sure you're not leaving opportunities on the table like Bella, use online tools to calculate financial aid estimates for the schools that top your wish list -- and don't rule anything out until you do!
* This is why I created College Abacus, a free online tool offered by the education nonprofit ECMC that allows students and parents to calculate and compare their personalized, bottom-line tuition costs at over 4,000 U.S. colleges and universities -- all in one place, all at one time, before they've submitted applications or committed to schools they can't afford.______________ Abigail Seldin is the founder of College Abacus and vice president of innovation and product management at ECMC, a nonprofit corporation providing services in support of higher education finance.
There is a lot of confusion with BS/MD programs and the word “guaranteed”. I have had several administrators of BS/MD programs tell me that their program is not guaranteed. So, what does it mean when I say that a program has a guaranteed acceptance into medical school? It means that under normal circumstances, once you...Continue Reading >
I just read an article on another site that argued that it is easier now to get into a selective college than it was 30 years ago. The argument is that some selective colleges have added seats in the last 30 years and some colleges that didn’t use to be selective now are so those...Continue Reading >
This time of year I get many questions about when the different parts of the application need to be submitted. For instance, what happens if a recommendation letter gets sent before the application? As it happens, the answer is very simple. It does not matter one bit the order in which colleges get different parts...Continue Reading >
RSS Feed Content © Todd Johnson and College Admissions PartnersWhen to Submit Different Parts of the College Application?
The post When to Submit Different Parts of the College Application? appeared first on BS/MD Admissions by College Admissions Counseling.
I sometimes have students ask this time of year which college they should apply to early decision. And the answer is simple. None. Don’t get me wrong. Early decision can be a great choice for some students. If you have found a college that you really love, and you have done your homework looking at...Continue Reading >
In the past 3 months I have had a number of seniors call wanting to work with me on BS/MD admissions. Unfortunately, I have been completely booked with current seniors. Until today. I just had a student drop out and I have one opening for a senior. The opening is for help with all aspects...Continue Reading >
For those of you who have been regular readers of the blog, this may seem like a strange post. Colleges don’t typically want to see a resume and I discourage them in most instances. But… Once in a while a college asks for a resume. So, for those instances, what should you put on a...Continue Reading >