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Committee offers new way to fund state universities

University of Iowa

By Sharyn Jackson A committee tasked with recommending a new way to fund Iowa’s three universities finished up its proposal to the Iowa state Board of Regents Monday, but not without disagreement. The board is seeking to move toward performance-based funding, which links taxpayer dollars to measures like graduation rates and minority enrollment, rather than a fixed distribution of money ... Read More »

Female faculty earning less than males at Iowa universities

University of Northern Iowa

Female educators of every rank at Iowa’s public universities are paid significantly less than their male counterparts, an annual report by the American Association of University Professors showed. The group released its annual survey of U.S. public and private institutions this month including data on full-time faculty salaries for the 2013-2014 academic year. At the University of Iowa, full-time female ... Read More »

Drake University gives up business school accreditation

Drake's College of Business and Public Administration

Drake University‘s business school has decided to voluntarily give up its accreditation for one year, after failing to meet faculty research standards. “This was a better course of action than the threat of revocation,” said Charles Edwards, dean of Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration. He said the college plans to reapply for accreditation to the Association to Advance ... Read More »

Higher education: 7 universities from the US set up college fair

college fair

Representatives of seven universities and colleges from the Unites States engaged with students aspiring to pursue higher education abroad at a fair held at the Forman Christian College on Sunday. New York University, Emporia State University, Valparaiso University, University of Kentucky, Hiram College, University of Northern Iowa and the Savannah College of Art and Design were represented at the event. ... Read More »

Firm studying cost-cutting at universities to visit UNI

University of Northern Iowa

By MacKenzie Elmer The consulting firm hired to cut costs at Iowa’s three public universities will visit the University of Northern Iowa campus to answer questions during a public forum on Monday. The Iowa Board of Regents approved a $2.5 million contract for Deloitte in February to conduct the review. Officials hope to scrutinize issues such as overlapping management and duplicate ... Read More »

University of Iowa four-year graduation rate tops 50 percent

University of Iowa

School sees success through new initiatives for retaining more first-year students For the first time in recent history, the University of Iowa’s four-year graduation rate has topped 50 percent, according to a report that will be presented to the Iowa Board of Regents next month. Before the newest report, all three of Iowa’s public universities reported graduating fewer than half ... Read More »

LPU signs MoU with four universities of US

Lovely Professional University

Lovely Professional University (LPU) signed MoU with four prominent universities from USA during a two day visit of 21 member delegation from these universities. The four universities with which MoU have been signed included Iowa State University (ISU), University of Iowa (UI), University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and Kirkwood Community College (KCC). The MoUs are cornered on the intent of ... Read More »

Fees climb at Iowa universities

University-of-Iowa

Parents, students shell out hundreds of extra dollars as Iowa public university fees rise an average of 73% over decade Students at Iowa’s three public universities and their parents have suffered sticker shock year after year as tuition and other college costs have soared. Among the costs are mandatory fees, which have quietly added an average of $1,100 a year ... Read More »

Average student debt at Iowa’s public universities dips

Average student debt at Iowa’s three public universities dipped slightly last year to $26,764, down $144 from the previous year, though average debt remains higher than in 2009, an Iowa Board of Regents report on financial aid shows. Data show student borrowing has increased by 57 percent in the past decade. Tuition has more than doubled over that time. State ... Read More »

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