- UofL Rural Medicine Program Among Nation's Best
The University of Louisville School of Medicine Trover Rural Campus recently was rated third best in the nation for identifying, nurturing and educating medical students who have an identified interest in future rural practice.
-University of ouisville School of Medicine
- CORE Education and Technologies is Bringing Global Education Systems to Indian Education
While Indian students were coming up trumps in tests, excelling in classes, and generally wowing the western world, there was one Indian company trying to make western students in the US and UK better as well by improving their education systems.
-Money Control SME Mentor
- 2013's Big-Name College Commencement Speakers
Every year, college commencement speakers offer up guidance, life lessons and a few zingers to new graduates from schools large and small. Here are some high-profile commencement speakers that grads will hear from this spring.
-CNN Schools of Thought
- U. of Virginia Teams Up with "Crowdfunding" Site to Finance Research
The University of Virginia announced this week the creation of a university “crowdfunding” portal designed to enable alumni and other donors to support research projects.
-The Chronicle of Higher Education
- New Jersey Governor Requests $1.27 Billion to Improve Higher Education Infrastructure
Governor Christie has identified 176 projects throughout New Jersey’s higher education community that needs to be addressed. The projects range from additional higher education positions to higher education related construction projects. It is estimated that New Jersey losses 28,000 of its students to out of state colleges. The plan is to correct this trend while improving the quality of education that the state provides.
- The Value Beyond the College Scorecard
In his State of the Union Address, President Obama took the unusual step of commenting on the need for rethinking accreditation. He also touted the creation of a College Scorecard. The Scorecard would create benchmarks - a low cost of attendance, high graduation rates, high employment rates, and high salaries - by which consumers would measure colleges and universities.
- Preparing for Hard Choices
Apparently as our first act of political will in 2013, we have “kicked the can down the road” to sail the can past the “fiscal cliff” to land somewhere where we can rediscover it in time for the “big fight” in March.
- Ryan Busch Interviews Joshua Sine, Director of New Student Services and Programs, Dixie State College of Utah
Enrollment and admissions are in the cloud. No, seriously. I interviewed Joshua Sine about the work he's done at Dixie State College of Utah to improve efficiency in the process of working with new and prospective students. Dixie State College recently adopted a cloud-based system from Enrollment RX for this purpose. From the sound of it, Sine is pleased with the improvements.
- U of Phoenix enrollment drops 42%
Student enrollment at U of Phoenix parent Apollo Group nose-dived 42% in the 3rd quarter of 2010. Investors learned that company executives believe it is only the beginning. The company expects those figures to fall as much as another 40% next quarter, and Apollo could continue to see steep declines for the rest of the year, executives said. The falling new student enrollment appears to reflect the company's struggle to financially adjust to new rules that bar for-profit schools from paying admission counselors based on how many students they enroll.
- U of California reaps record out-of-state applications
Students are applying to the U of California in record numbers, with increases in freshman applications from other states and countries far outpacing those from within the state. The cash-strapped university has stepped up recruitment of out-of-state freshmen, who pay nearly three times the tuition that residents pay: about $35,000 versus $12,000.
- Ryan Busch of Today's Campus Interviews Elvis! Viva Las Vegas!
Does he really need an introduction? What’s a visit to Vegas without the King himself—Elvis! Elvis stopped by at APSCU 2012 to say hello, and even serenade us! We thank Elvis for stepping in front of the camera with us-- Viva Las Vegas!
TOPICS: Admissions, Deals, Enrollment Management, Executive Briefing, Finance, Financial Aid, Government, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Numbers Worth Knowing, Overheard, Police Blotter, Potpourri, Research, Retention, Student Loans, Student Services, Sustainability, Teaching & Learning, Technology
- Q&A Part 3 with Rob Rokoff, VP Business Development for LeadiD
ROB ROKOFF is the Vice President of Business Development for LeadiD, where he drives strategy and channel partnerships for the LeadiD Platform. Mr. Rokoff has built and managed call centers in the U.S. and Canada for American Express, CitiGroup and Merrill Lynch, was a part of the strategic leadership team with Leads360, Inc., and supported TARGUSinfo’s growth in the Bay Area where he is currently based.
TOPICS: Admissions, Enrollment Management, Teaching & Learning, Technology
- Part 4, Q&A with LeadiD's Rob Rokoff, Vice President of Business Development
The final part of Rob Rokoff, Vice President of Business Development, Q&A with Today's Campus. Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the Q&A can be accessed here.
TOPICS: Admissions, Retention, Teaching & Learning, Technology
- Ryan Busch of Today's Campus Interviews Jeff Marcus, Founder of Ed-Impact
At APSCU 2012, we had the opportunity to speak with Jeff Marcus, founder of Ed-Impact Consulting. While Ed-Impact is a relatively new consulting operation, Jeff has been working in the field for 20 years. His focus at Ed-Impact is three-fold. The first is consulting with nursing students, or schools with nursing programs; 80 percent of students seek to be a nurse, only 20 percent can pass the test, maintains Jeff— so what happens to the rest? Ed-Impact helps guide these students at the admissions stage into programs in which they can be successful. Ed-Impact also provides admissions training and marketing analysis. We enjoyed learning more about Ed-Impact, and thank Jeff for stopping by to speak with us at APSCU!
TOPICS: Admissions, Marketing, Numbers Worth Knowing, Research, Retention, Student Services, Teaching & Learning
Financial Aid & Bursar
- Teaching Beyond the Books--Help Students Manage Their Debt
The advice of administrators and counselors is often integral to college students’ academic success. As an administrator, you’re probably well-versed in helping students choose classes, areas of study and even career paths
- Awards Recognize Student Loan Default Prevention And Financial Literacy Programs
INDIANAPOLIS - USA Funds(r) has announced the recipients of its 2012 Excellence in Debt Management Awards. USA Funds recognized the following three postsecondary institutions for their efforts to promote financial literacy and help their students minimize and manage their student loan debt:
- Tuition paid in ones
In a YouTube video Nicolaus Ramos, a U of Colorado student from Sacramento, explains why he paid his $14,309 tuition bill with 30 pounds of one-dollar bills.
- Heading off the college tab
Ken Clark, author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Paying for College", reduces how to pay for college to one simple rule: "Plan on putting away $75 per kid per month from the day they're born, and that will get you four years at a state school."
- Prepaid cost increases, sales decrease
Florida Prepaid's cost of a 4-year all-inclusive university plan is now $45,367 for a newborn. The high price has impacted sales. For 2010-11 sales are down about 70% from the previous year.
- University Official Warns of Unconscious Bias When Hiring
An associate provost for faculty affairs at the University of Arizona makes it a point to warn search committee members that there may be an unconscious bias when evaluating potential candidates. The associate provost references several scientific studies to prove his point.
-Arizona Daily Star
- Three Tests for a Website That Makes Every Prospective Student Want to Matriculate
What makes a website stand out as superior? There are some key qualities we all subconsciously look for when we scout a new site, but they are too often forgotten when it comes time to build or revise our own.
- That Best Most Imperfect Place
A long, tough week has ended -- more or less -- in Boston.
- Getting Ready
An important issue has yet to take center stage in the debate simmering over the impact that credentialing will have on the relevancy of a college degree. There is a difference between completing certification that leads a student/employee to present credentials and verification that credentials actually demonstrate proficiency. What happens if our commitment to increasing access effectively leads to a “dumbing down” of learned outcomes? In the end, who's in charge
- Finding Students Where They Live
I had lunch in Boston last week with Rob Hutter and Michael Staton, partners at Learn Capital, based near San Francisco. Both are extremely creative, committed and entrepreneurial thinkers about the intersection of ed tech and higher education. The conversation ranged widely as time flew by. What struck me most during it, however, was a theme that has repeated itself in a number of conversations I've participated in over the past few months.
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Student Loan Intelligence
- One common peculiarity among U.S. student loans
For all U.S. student loans - government and private - a borrower has no bankruptcy protection. Later in life, if you experience financial difficulties severe enough to declare bankruptcy, by today's law you will not erase or liquidate any of your student loans.
Delinquent and defaulted borrowers who face a non-dischargeable balance that keeps growing with added interest and penalty fees refer to their circumstances as "Student Loan Hell."