• Student at work

    Cheating, Student Authentication and Proctoring in Online Programs

    by Dennis Berkey and Jay Halfond

    Student honesty is a prerequisite for the credibility of online programs. But the public and many faculty believe it's easier to cheat and more common in online courses than on campus. Two experts describe what's being done to address the problem.
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    Reducing Math Obstacles to Higher Education

    by Tony Dreyfus and Yves Salomon-Fernandez

    Math skills are critical in an increasingly high-skill, technological and global economy. But when math is viewed as a proxy for intelligence and academic ability, it becomes an impediment to further education, family-sustaining jobs and careers.
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    Trying Times for “HEIs”

    by John O. Harney

    Higher education institutions (HEIs) face threats based on shifts in academic content and delivery (increasingly online), student demography (diversifying but shrinking) and institutional finances (challenged). NEJHE notes how a stream of news items from one week seemed to confirm HEI vulnerability.
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  • Key for donations

    What Philanthropy’s Paradigm Shift Means for Higher Ed Fundraising

    by George McCully

    Philanthropy and higher ed are in "paradigm shifts." Philanthropy's was triggered by increasing technology and the spread of wealth to younger hands; higher ed's by a "failing business model."
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    Collaborating on Tuition and Financial Aid Is Critical to the Region

    by Gretchen Syverud

    Some states pursue a "high-tuition-high-aid" model in which college tuition and state grant aid awards are higher than average. Others employ a "low-tuition-low-aid" model. New England tends to be marked by the model that is toughest on students and families: "high-tuition-low aid."
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    Small Colleges Can Survive Despite Challenging Circumstances

    by Maurits van Rooijen

    Endowment-poor small colleges are discovering there is a limit to raising tuition prices. Prospective students no longer automatically line up to enroll. And once the “at risk” notice is up, the perceived deficiency becomes self-fulfilling. One solution: "cooperatives" of boutique universities.
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The Journal

Autumn Almanac

by John O. Harney
October 6, 2015

NEBHE’s annual fall meetings explored the federal Higher Education Act and aligning state policy with higher ed … The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) held its...

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Evidence-Based Research: The Impact of the College Crusade GEAR UP Program in RI

by Neeta P. Fogg and Paul E. Harrington
September 29, 2015

The federal GEAR UP program in Rhode Island led to large advantages for students who participated in the program in terms of persistence through the middle and high school years,...

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BIF and the Brains

by John O. Harney
September 22, 2015

Last week, I was at Providence’s Trinity Rep covering BIF2015, the Business Innovation Factory's summit of innovators. It was BIF’s 11th summit, my fifth as a guest. I was...

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Rebranding STEM for Millennials

by Rebecca Eidelman
September 8, 2015

What if schools in the U.S. treated their innovation and emerging technologies with as much glamour as they give to athletics? At the New England Board of Higher Education’s...

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Another Look at the Aims of Education

by Al DeCiccio
September 1, 2015

I was able to hear Stanley Fish speak at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities in January 2004. Fish, a literary critic, had become dean of...

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Radio Higher Ed Explores Deliverology and Reform

by John O. Harney
October 9, 2015

Through its partnership with RadioHigherEd.com, NEJHE is pleased to provide a discussion with Ellyn Artis, co-author of Deliverology in Practice on the delivery approach to reforming...

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Cooking Up Changes

by John O. Harney
October 5, 2015

Comings and Goings ... Springfield Technical Community President Ira H. Rubenzahl announced he'd retire at the end of this academic year after 12 years as president. Rubenzahl Johnson...

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America No Longer Running on Duncan

by The New England Council
October 5, 2015

DC Shuttle ... Arne Duncan to Step Down in December from Education Secretary Position. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced he will step down at the end of December....

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Cybersecurity, Data Science Among New Offerings Under NEBHE Tuition Break

by Wendy A. Lindsay
September 29, 2015

Cybersecurity, a relatively new term, may actually be the word of the year because of its global significance. Its simple definition is “measures taken to protect a computer...

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New England Lawmakers Close the Books on 2015

by Carolyn Morwick
September 28, 2015

State Capital Notes ... With the 2016 presidential campaign dominating the airwaves and reauthorization of the landmark federal Higher Education Act looming, one could be excused...

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