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Mathieu Plourde

Privatization - One Faculty One Resistance - 0 views

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    "Privatization of online higher education is on the rise. For-profit online education corporations like Academic Partnerships, Kaplan, Wiley, Pearson, and Blackboard contract with public and private nonprofit institutions to provide digital platforms for educational content, recruit students, manage enrollment, facilitate the development of course materials, and more. While the use of digital platforms and online teaching tools can enrich higher education, elements of contracting with for-profit online education corporations can present problems in areas of interest to faculty, particularly academic freedom and shared governance. Check out our resources, surveys, and social media shareables below and learn how you can get involved in making sure that higher education serves the common good, not private profit."
Mathieu Plourde

Seven Real Signs of Surrender - 0 views

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    "So here are seven real signs of surrender in higher ed generally "
Mathieu Plourde

NACUBO survey reports sixth consecutive year of discount rate increases - 0 views

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    "The rising discount rate, coupled with enrollment declines at several of the institutions surveyed, is a reflection of the myriad forces that are making it harder for colleges to get students and their families to pay top dollar for a college education. Those forces include a decline in the number of traditional-aged college students, increased competition for students with the ability to pay, decreased household incomes, increased scrutiny of tuition hikes, and more questioning of the value of a college degree."
Mathieu Plourde

Twitter turns over Occupy tweets to court: Why this matters - 0 views

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    Twitter today succumbed to pressure from a New York criminal court to turn over deleted tweets of an Occupy Wall Street protester. This is why you should care.
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    I guess as social media continues to expand at rapid rates...there will be many law suites...K-12 schools probably more than universities may be hit harder. Not sure...
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