Monday, November 5, 2012

#highered news roundup

…from all over, mainstream, alternate and highered media. In addition to rss feeds, I subscribe to daily news alerts from the Chronicle, Inside HigherEd, the New York Times and The Guardian Higher Education Network as well as assorted business and alternate press that carry higher education news on occasion. Yesterday the Grey Lady ran a bumper crop, including a the usual MOOCapalooza entry 

This morning's higher ed media (they take the weekend off) had a good haul too, so I'm following up the admitted frivolity of Adjunct Wheels with serious news. 
  • Academe Today (Chronicle, no web view that I could see, email only, subscribe here): good adjunct piece behind pay wall (love the irony, not ~ but it's already being widely and informally shared)
  • Forbes Weekly Digest: Oct 29 - Nov 05, 2012, by topics and people followed, no web view, email only ~ manage here: Udacity Amara partner to offer courses in many languages; global private tutoring market; hurricane (Sandy) effect on education (IT, lessons for students).
NYTimes.com: My Alerts
The New York Times

November 4, 2012

HigherEd Alerts





November 4, 2012 Compiled: 5:12 AM

By ROSS RAMSEY (NYT)
The Texas Constitution is interpreted differently these days, in terms of the state's responsibility to provide for and maintain a university, and that is one reason for higher tuition.

By BRUCE WEBER (NYT)
Professor Current was among the historians who raised the study of Abraham Lincoln to rigorous academic standards.

By ABBY ELLIN (NYT)
Six steps to writing a term paper, from someone who should know.

By KEVIN CAREY (NYT)
Information-age credentials may be the first serious competitor to traditional degrees since college-going became the norm.

By PHYLLIS KORKKI (NYT)
Anyone thinking of vet school should consider the financial strain as well as the job satisfaction. Average debt: $125,000.

By LAURA PAPPANO (NYT)
Massive open online courses are the educational happening of the moment. Everyone wants in. No one is quite sure what they're getting into.

By ROGER H. MARTIN (NYT)
In college it is the responsibility of students to identify themselves and request services.

By MICHAEL WINERIP (NYT)
A new residence hall, La Casa, offers commuter students from Chicago's South Side a safe, quiet place to eat, sleep and study.

By INYOUNG KANG (NYT)
Purchase College goes into the airport parking business.

(NYT)
Tweets as complaint board.

(NYT)
Where college is concerned, nothing can't be rated.

By CECILIA CAPUZZI SIMON (NYT)
So many choices (1,500!), so few years (4!). With colleges adding new fields of study, picking a major has become harder than ever. How to decide?

By SARAH MASLIN NIR (NYT)
Some of the things you may not find on campus.

By PAMELA PAUL (NYT)
I was the bare-minimum student, checking off "to do" boxes, and the plan worked. I didn't learn much of anything.

Interview by TAMAR LEWIN (NYT)
Arthur Levine takes a scholarly look at today's college students.


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