The University of California should enroll more out-of-state students, push more students to graduate in three years, create more online classes and look for ways to operate more efficiently, according to a report aimed at helping the 10-campus system weather stormy economic times. The final report from UC's Commission on the Future, released Monday, pulls together ideas that have been discussed for more than a year in response to reductions in state funding for higher education.
Sharon Ravitch of Penn’s Graduate School of Education Named Advisor for Haitian Ministry of Education
PHILADELPHIA –- Sharon Ravitch, a senior lecturer in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, has been named senior international advisor to the Haitian Ministry of Education for its Education Reconstruction Plan, designed to rebuild the nation’s education system.
Creutzer Mathurin, a senior leader in the Ministry, formalized an agreement today at Penn, solidifying Ravitch’s and GSE’s role in rebuilding the Haitian educational infrastructure.
The payoff for students who decide to pursue a doctorate is uncertain enough with today’s job market. And the feeling that most colleges don’t do much to track or publicize their graduates’ career tracks – or lack thereof – doesn’t make matters any easier. Two graduate deans who have focused on these issues shared their experience with a packed room of colleagues Thursday at the Council of Graduate Schools’ annual meeting here at a Washington hotel.
When final-year economics undergraduate Robert Rogers transferred from Georgetown University to the London School of Economics, his annual tuition fees plummeted to around $20,000 a year from around $41,000. "It didn't even occur to me to apply abroad when I was in high school," said Mr. Rogers, on a recent afternoon outside the LSE's Students' Union. "I certainly didn't hear of any of my [high-school] classmates applying to study abroad."
Central Queensland University’s main campus is located in prime territory for mining -- of coal, natural gas, nickel and precious stones (emeralds, rubies and sapphires). Australia’s is largely an extractive economy -- its two largest export industries are the mining of coal and iron ore -- but vying with gold mining for third is international education, which depends not on the removal of nonrenewable resources but on the importation of a renewable resource: students.
The latest academic call for divestment from Israel isn’t a demand to boycott its colleges, nor to withdraw investments in companies based in the Jewish state. This one is something of a culinary conundrum. Hummus has already been the butt of high-profile jokes about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but a student group at Princeton University isn’t laughing.
Tufts University, seeking to enhance its work in the sciences and burnish a national profile, has named a renowned scientist and top Oxford administrator as its next president. Anthony P. Monaco, a 51-year-old geneticist whose research on the genetic basis of neurological disorders led to major breakthroughs, will succeed Lawrence S. Bacow, who in February said he would step down after a decade-long tenure.