Tag Archives: Higher Education

The ‘Moneyball’ solution for higher education

It’s a lot easier to start college than to finish. Can big data help? On a blistering hot June day, Georgia State University incoming freshman Jaila Heathman found herself feted inside the football stadium by cheerleaders, football coach Shawn Elliott, grilled chicken sandwiches and the booming sound of “Uptown Funk.” The academic year wouldn’t start […]
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Students in Rural America Ask, ‘What Is a University Without a History Major?’

Chancellor Bernie Patterson’s message to his campus was blunt: To remain solvent and relevant, his 125-year-old university needed to reinvent itself. Some longstanding liberal arts degrees, including those in history, French and German, would be eliminated. Career-focused programs would become a key investment. Tenured faculty members could lose their jobs.

Good news in higher education: More colleges are reaching out to lower-income students

An initiative to boost enrollment rates for students who receive federal Pell grants is seeing success. Each year, tens of thousands of lower-income high school and community college students with strong academic credentials do not apply to institutions where they could earn the bachelor’s degree that is a ticket to better careers and higher earnings. […]
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OSU-Cascades and COCC to allow admission to both colleges at once

COCC students can have access to OSU-Cascades advisers, guiding them to bachelor’s degrees. Central Oregon Community College and Oregon State University-Cascades, Central Oregon’s leading higher-education organizations, have teamed up to allow students to become admitted to both schools simultaneously in pursuit of four-year degrees. Source: OSU-Cascades and COCC to allow admission to both colleges at […]
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Opinion: The world has changed. Higher education must too.

For today’s generation of college students, yesterday’s university model is not working very well. If you think college is still the same place it was when some of us graduated, it’s time for some re-education. While millennials and Gen Zs have a bad rap for being a pampered generation, that simply does not play out […]
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To Expand Access to Emergency Contraception, Some Colleges Try Vending Machines

State employees can access this Wall Street Journal story via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access.  library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Universities are installing vending machines where students can purchase emergency contraception, an effort to remove barriers to and anxiety surrounding products like Plan B. Source: To Expand Access to […]
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In Portland region, hot economy and fewer programs rock enrollment MBAs (Infographic) 

Local MBA enrollment isn’t what it was 10 years ago but the programs are still critical for guiding leaders and entrepreneurs. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: In Portland region, hot economy and fewer programs rock enrollment MBAs (Infographic) – Portland Business Journal

Which boxes to check? College hopefuls weigh race, identity and affirmative action.

High school seniors ponder their own profiles and debate the role of race in admissions. Sabria Kazmi’s background defies easy classification. She has grandparents from Tennessee, Iraq and two countries in South Asia. So when the 18-year-old filled out her college application, she puzzled over what boxes to check. The task is all the more […]
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Brown’s proposed budget for education draws mixed response

The proposal means different things for local school districts and community colleges. But in Washington County and beyond, Brown’s proposed $83.5 billion two-year budget is getting mixed reviews from school districts — and a strongly negative response from community colleges. Brown announced a record expansion of school funding in revealing her plans for her final […]
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Free college is now a reality in nearly 20 states

The growing number of state-based free tuition programs can be a lifeline for students who could not otherwise afford college. “There was no way I could have gone to a university after high school,” said Emily Buckner, 20. “My parents were laid off during the recession and it set us back a lot,” she said. […]
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