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7/31/2015

Students participating in federal work-study programs while in college are 21 percentage points more likely to borrow during their first year of college, according to a new study by the Community College Research Center at Columbia University's Teachers College. The study also found that low-income students are the least likely to be part of such programs.

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7/31/2015

Some community colleges in the Washington, D.C., area are using new strategies, including short courses and accelerated learning programs, to help students bypass remedial courses that could delay graduation. Frederick Community College is reporting success with its program that exempts high-school students from remedial work if they have earned B's in relevant high-school courses.

7/31/2015

To ensure quality teaching, schools should pay part-time professors a living wage, writes Laura Finley, an associate professor at Barry University. "If we truly believe that education is the pathway not only to financial success but also to personal satisfaction, it is completely deplorable that we compensate a significant portion of the people who provide it so poorly," she argues.

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7/31/2015

To ensure quality teaching, schools should pay part-time professors a living wage, writes Laura Finley, an associate professor at Barry University. "If we truly believe that education is the pathway not only to financial success but also to personal satisfaction, it is completely deplorable that we compensate a significant portion of the people who provide it so poorly," she argues.

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7/31/2015

Women whose voice patterns involve "up-speak," or raising their voices at the end of each sentence, may be undercutting their careers, John Baldoni, leadership development chair at N2Growth, writes. He recommends employing a voice coach to improve "your vocalization so your inner self is projected credibly and without distraction."

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7/30/2015

Some higher-education officials are voicing concern over a requirement in the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, currently being considered by Congress, that schools provide confidential advisers to sexual assault victims. Mollie Benz Flounlacker with the Association of American Universities this week told a Senate hearing that advisers could be open to subpoenas, which could compromise confidentiality.

7/30/2015

Higher-education officials are debating the role of campus police officers following the fatal shooting this month of a motorist by a University of Cincinnati police officer. While some officials have called for the disbanding of campus forces, others argue they are necessary to keep campuses safe.

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University of Cincinnati
7/30/2015

Ohio State University has seen a record number of donors, making this past fiscal year the school's second-largest fundraising year with $405.5 million raised. That's below the school's goal of $425 million for the year, but officials say they are still on track to raise $2.5 billion by the end of next year.

7/29/2015

Two states -- Arizona and Alaska -- had the lowest college completion rates in the nation in 2013, according to Education Department data. Just 29% of students in both states earned a four-year degree within six years, the data show. The national average is 55%.

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7/29/2015

College faculty sometimes can improve their connection with students by responding to critical reviews on the RateMyProfessors.com website, according to new research from Chapman University. The response that had the most effect on students was when professors assured students that they could trust them to grade fairly and provide a "straightforward and direct" classroom experience, the study found.

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