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Higher Education in India & Its challenges :

State Government Victoria Australia presents India Education Summit 2014: conceived and organized by Businessworld. Over the past decade, India has made laud...
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APM Group's curator insight, September 11, 2014 7:52 AM

Education in India despite of high quality is always questioned for its practicability. Most of the basic schools are yet to be modernizing in their approach. The basic thing that I found in Indian school is the absenteeism of the latest trends like facility management, housekeeping services and others.

 

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No One Likes It? But Is It Different? Five Takes On the Obama Admin’s New Rules for For-Profits

No One Likes It? But Is It Different? Five Takes On the Obama Admin’s New Rules for For-Profits | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Probably the most important information for higher education planners this week was the Obama administration’s new set of rules for career education programs. Aimed, as Michael Stratford puts it, “mostly at for-profit colleges [it] is, in some ways, just the latest flashpoint in a years-long battle with the controversial sector of higher education. Or is it? “[I]n a sign of how contentious and charged the coming months may be, the only thing that all sides agreed on Friday was just how much they didn’t like the administration’s proposal.”

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Here are five takes on the proposed rules:


  1. Proposal Sets Stage for Gainful Fight, Inside Higher Ed

  2. State Attorneys General Open New Investigations Into For-Profit Colleges, The Chronicle of Higher Education

  3. Obama Administration Takes Action to Protect Americans from Predatory, Poor-Performing Career Colleges, Ed.gov

  4. For-Profit Schools Face New Default Rules, The New York Times

  5. Administration Plan Would Rein In For-Profit Colleges, The Wall Street Journal

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3 Trends Are About To Create A Higher-Education Earthquake

3 Trends Are About To Create A Higher-Education Earthquake | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Higher education has remained pretty much the same for hundreds of years, but that may be about to change.
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

"Since the first wave of massive online courses launched in 2012, a backlash has focused on their failures and commercial uncertainties. Yet if critics think they are immune to the march of the MOOC, they are almost certainly wrong. Whereas online courses can quickly adjust their content and delivery mechanisms, universities are up against serious cost and efficiency problems, with little chance of taking more from the public purse."

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Trend— Measuring the costs to colleges of regulatory compliance

Trend— Measuring the costs to colleges of regulatory compliance | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Many people in higher education complain about the increasing burdens of regulation, with some insisting that it has driven administrative bloat, but the exact toll on colleges remains a mystery. That’s because very few colleges have bothered to measure the cost of compliance in dollars or employee time, because that task is too complicated or too costly in itself.

But it may be time that some colleges tried. "

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Hmm. 


Hartwick College "employees spend about 7,200 hours on compliance reporting, at a cost of about $300,000 to the institution. Just over 100 Hartwick employees and six Aramark contractors working for Hartwick have some role in compliance tasks. In some cases.


'Frankly, some of it we’re doing to ourselves,' president Drugovich said. 'The largest portion of labor hours is not spent on federal regulation, but it is spent on NCAA.'”

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