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Stanford, Cal leaders explore perspectives on online learning

Stanford

BY KATHLEEN J. SULLIVAN President John Hennessy joined UC Berkeley’s Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks in Berkeley last Friday for the opening Q&A of a two-day online education summit, “How Technology Impacts the Pedagogy and Economics of Residential Higher Education.” Higher education is in a “period of great experimentation” in the field of online learning, President Hennessy told an audience in ... Read More »

UC Berkeley 6th in worldwide university reputation ranking

University of California Berkeley

BY HEYUN JEONG UC Berkeley ranked sixth in the world in the 2014 Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, a step down from fifth place both last year and the year before. Released on March 6, this ranking differs from other, more quantitative rankings in that it embraces subjectivity by acting as a compilation of expert opinions and judgments of ... Read More »

Four California universities among world’s top 10, survey says

University of California system

California universities once again scored highly in an annual ranking based on the reputation of world research universities by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain, with Stanford, UC Berkeley, Caltech and UCLA in the top 10, officials announced. Harvard topped the list, followed by MIT, Stanford, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, UC Berkeley, Princeton, Yale, ... Read More »

California’s elite universities join to increase faculty diversity in the sciences

University of California Berkeley

By Katy Murphy A new consortium of elite California universities plans to increase the diversity of science and engineering faculty, starting with graduate students. Led by UC Berkeley, the California Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate — which also includes UCLA, California Institute of Technology and Stanford University — aims to encourage more minority students to complete their Ph.Ds ... Read More »

Obama’s plan for higher education aims to rate universities, reduce student debt

American universities

By Libby Rainey President Barack Obama is proposing a challenge to American universities: Stop tuition hikes and raise graduation rates, or face major cuts to federal funding. Obama introduced a series of proposals last week to overhaul federal funding for higher education, recommending a plan for new ratings that will assess universities on measures such as graduation rates, tuition costs ... Read More »

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