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Dispatch from #APAC2017: Ideas to Reshape Higher Ed Narratives

The CASE Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference just concluded. Our Currents interim editor in chief Toni Coleman sent this report from Singapore.

To mark the 10th birthday of CASE’s Asia-Pacific office, CASE gathered 10 global higher education leaders in Singapore to share their big ideas for how higher education can thrive amid the unprecedented challenges facing the sector. 549 more words

Education & Campus Issues

As the Department of Education Revisits the Gainful Employment Rule California Legislators Propose a State Alternative

Two Democratic members of the California State Assembly have introduced bills that would codify the federal GE Rule in state law or create an entirely new data collection and disclosure system under the aegis of the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE or Bureau) to fill the gap. 847 more words

Higher Ed

Dispatch from #APAC2017: Higher Ed's Uncertain Future

The CASE Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference is underway. Our Currents interim editor in chief Toni Coleman sent this report from Singapore.

CASE Asia-Pacific kicked off its 10th annual advancement conference on Wednesday, April 26, by commemorating its growth during the past decade and hosting a debate on whether institutions are ready for the challenges of the next 10 years. 524 more words

CASE Highlights

Regards, University Mailing Services

I received this email from my employer today:

From: Read Green from Office of Human Resources – Benefits Department <universitymailingnoreply@pitt.edu>
Subject: Faculty Stress
Date: April 25, 2017 at 12:08:33 PM EDT…

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New Department of Education Accreditation Database: A Promising Start, But Clearly a Work in Progress

While a review of the data for a variety of institutions has identified apparent inaccuracies, the system does meet the primary objective of flagging schools against whom an institutional accrediting agency has taken an action that could ultimately result in a loss of accreditation and therefore access to federal grants and loans. 815 more words

Higher Ed

Should You Pay Tuition with a Credit Card? It Depends (But Probably Not)

Move over, student loans: there’s another trend for paying tuition in town.

You already use a credit card for practically everything, so why not just charge your tuition, too? 325 more words


Mindsoak: Teacher's High

This month, Mindsoak editor, Jon Filitti, asked us to discuss when we feel most alive. Hard question, right? I’m blessed that there are many parts of my life and my relationships that bring excitement, joy, and authenticity to my daily experiences. 112 more words

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