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Policy: Federal Level

November 20, 2013 | 3:10 am
Cost should always be a factor in college selection, though a fair amount of students are aware of this. A recent survey of recent freshmen by scientists from UCLA found it is becoming a very big factor in their choice of alma mater. Article resource: Cost a major factor in college selection Students make cost essentialThere are a lot of things to consider when choosing a college. Obviously, academics should be the number one thing a person looks at when choosing a school, but it also has a lot to do with the Campus life. That involves all sporting events. People also consider distance from home and how much time they will have to spend to make trips home.If one is considering a university that isn't really co-ed, it's also going to get pretty lonely.When someone can get a degree for cheaper someplace else, it is essential to do that whenever possible, according to USA Today. A recent UCLA study was done showing that most students now consider the price of school when choosing a... read more
Posted by: Kara Cohen
June 7, 2013 | 1:07 pm
In a political and economic climate with competing priroties, administrators are often required to make a case for internationalization.  Through its Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE), the American Council on Education provides a wealth of information on internationalizing at the campus level, including on making a case for internationalization.  The Center provides variety of resources and examples, which can guide this work in colleges of education. Internationalization is an important priority for colleges of education in the US. Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World, a report produced by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning, argues that youth are called on “to live, compete, and collaborate in a new global scenario.” This includes “unprecedented global migration and the changing nature of neighborhoods, identities, and citizenship” and “the flattened global... read more