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    Courageous Conversations: Achieving the Dream and the Importance of Student Success

    Courageous Conversations: Achieving the Dream and the Importance of Student Success
    With the economy in chaos and a new administration taking power, the nation is looking for a better way to meet the educational and vocational needs of its citizens. A key strategy may reside in that most American of educational institutions, the community college. Two-year colleges have been the pathway to middle-class careers for millions of Americans since before the dawn ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Shared Governance: Democracy is Not an Educational Idea

    Shared Governance: Democracy is Not an Educational Idea
    No one should presume to tell a college or university what its governance structure should be. In fact, there’s no general model of governance, shared or otherwise, that can be replicated from place to place. Each institution is differently situated with respect to its history and mission; its size; the number and nature of its programs; its relationship to local, state, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Learning to Ensure the Success of Students of Color: A Systemic Approach to Effecting Change

    Learning to Ensure the Success of Students of Color: A Systemic Approach to Effecting Change
    For more than three decades, American colleges and universities have made determined efforts to increase their numbers of students of color, particularly African-American and Hispanic students. And those efforts have paid off. The American Council on Education’s annual status report, Minorities in Higher Education, shows that between 1993 and 2003, African-American college enrollment rose by 42.7 percent, Hispanic enrollment by 68.8 ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Assessing Student Learning: A Work in Progress

    Assessing Student Learning: A Work in Progress
    In recent years, an acrimonious debate has broken out in higher-education circles about institutional accountability and performance. Efforts to alter federal policy in particular have been flashpoints for often heated discourse about the ways that colleges and universities could—and should—demonstrate their effectiveness to skeptical outsiders. Much of the talk has focused on deliberations in Washington, including those of Secretary of Education ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nonprofits and Healthcare Are Hiring MBAs

    Nonprofits and Healthcare Are Hiring MBAs
    An MBA is an admission ticket to careers in finance and consulting. It's tough to enter the inner circle without one. But now the degree is opening less-traditional doors, too. Case in point is Tim Walter, CEO of the Bethesda, Maryland-based nonprofit Association of Small Foundations (ASF), which provides investment and grant-making advice to small, philanthropic foundations with few or no ...
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    A Kinder, More Ethical MBA?

    Do you have a strong aptitude for leadership and organization, but wince at the idea of going into business, because you fear abandoning your values? Don't want your family to see you on CNN, being taken in for insider trading? While business transgressions may make the headlines, there are also scores of positions for ethical businesspeople and a growing number of ...
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    Find Jobs in Your Liberal Arts Field

    One of the main advantages of majoring in a classic liberal arts discipline, such as philosophy, art history or sociology, is you graduate with a degree you can apply to almost any type of work. But what if you're tired of hearing that? What if you chose your liberal arts major because you truly love the subject and want to get ...
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    Payscale's Report on Most Popular Colleges for Nonprofit Executive Directors

    Payscale.com reviewed a pool of Nonprofit Executives with Bachelor's degree and no higher degrees who work full-time in the United States. Schools are ranked in order - from highest number to lowest - of percentage of total graduates who report having the given job title "Executive Director" at a NPO. +MOST POPULAR COLLEGES FOR NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS (15 out of 20)+ ...
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    Muhlenberg foundation plans nonprofits classes

    Nov. 27--The Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation is hosting a six-part series of classes designed to strengthen Muhlenberg County's nonprofit organizations. The foundation is working with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Louisville to deliver the classes in Muhlenberg County starting with the introductory session offered from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dec. 3. "We decided that if we can't award ...
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    JSU class to offer insight on nonprofits

    Nov. 27--Jacksonville State University will soon offer a program to those interested in launching or managing a nonprofit. "We're going to teach you from start to finish how to have a successful nonprofit, how to successfully start it, maintain it and have a good longevity here," said Laura McCullars, an instructor at JSU's Continuing Education department at McClellan, who will ...
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    Pittsburgh mayor to push for tuition tax vote

    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The mayor of Pittsburgh will push for a first-of-its-kind tax on student tuition this week after a special meeting with the city's universities failed to resolve the dispute over the levy. Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl met Monday with college officials to discuss other ways to remedy the city's pension woes. But the meeting made little progress. Ravenstahl ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Best Value Colleges for 2010

    Best Value Colleges for 2010
    A four-year degree doesn't have to bury college-bound students in debt. Faced with state budget cuts and recession, some colleges and universities are stepping up their financial aid offerings. Many of those schools are on The Princeton Review's list of 100 Best Value Colleges for 2010, four-year public and private institutions that strive for both quality and affordability. "These schools are ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    College and the Reputation-based Economy

    College and the Reputation-based Economy
    In his novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (free download here), science fiction writer and free-software activist Cory Doctorow posited a society that ran on “whuffie,” or a reputation-based currency. For instance, by doing something creative, impressive, or otherwise helpful to others, you gained whuffie. And if you knocked down an old lady in the street or stole someone ...
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