Monthly Archives: March 2014

Terms of Employment

Part-time Faculty / Full-time Faculty In 1970, 77.8% of the faculty at institutions of higher learning was full-time. In 2011, 50% of the faculty at degree-granting institutions was full-time. In 1995, data collection shifted from institutions of higher learning to

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A Different Kind of Education

Service Learning Service learning entails community volunteering by students as a requirement of the curriculum.  Private schools and public schools have made service learning an integral part of their educational program.  Some schools which have been recognized for their strong

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Then and Now

Women in Higher Education in the U.S. Over Time Women Earning Degrees Bachelor’s Degrees In 1840, the first woman to earn a bachelor’s degree in the U.S. graduated from Wesleyan College in Georgia. In 2010, the number of bachelor’s degrees

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A Look at the Books

Textbook Costs According to College Board college textbook and supply costs average $1200 per year.   Some efforts to address these costs include: Going Without A 2013 survey of 2039 students conducted by Student PIRGs found that 65% of college students

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Money, Money, Money

How Students Are Paying for Education in the U.S. Financial Aid/Loans/Grants/Scholarships American Student Assistance reports that according to The Chronicle of Higher Education of the 20 million students enrolled in college each year 60% take out some form of loans

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“Educating is a…

“Educating is an act of love; it is like giving life.” – Pope Francis

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A Larger View

College Graduates Worldwide 6.7 % of the people in the world are college graduates. ——— Works Cited  Barrow, R.J. and Lee, J.-W., from Harvard University and the Asian Development Bank as cited in Wilson, D. Education’s Ties to the Economy. 

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