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Florida bill calls for MOOC accreditation, FIU weighs options

Florida law is now requiring universities to accredit massively open online courses, which are currently free and not for credit. Their purpose, according to the University, is to provide an “open learning experience” along with what FIU Online Dean Joyce Elam calls “a taste of some of the leading academic programs at FIU.” The University is now weighing options on ... Read More »

2 universities setting records for keeping students

University of Colorado

Colorado State University and the University of Colorado at Boulder are setting records in the number of students they retain. Both schools are seeing their highest retention rates in decades. CU has several programs aimed at keeping students in school, including one that focuses specifically on math which is a subject that can be a big challenge to students. The ... Read More »

Northern Illinois University names new president

Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University named its 12th president — Douglas Baker, current provost and executive vice president of the University of Idaho. The announcement came Tuesday afternoon, immediately following the vote by the school’s board of trustees. And Baker said, “We just can’t wait to get here.” The 57-year-old’s appointment will be effective July 1, according to NIU. He will replace John ... Read More »

Obama offers financial incentive to colleges that lower student tuition

  Public colleges across the country might have to begin accommodating feasible tuition prices for students – if they want to receive federal funds. President Barack Obama announced a plan last Friday that would possibly lower tuition fees at public universities and colleges, lower student debt and promote higher education in the United States. As part his State of the ... Read More »

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