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5/19/2017

Academics can prepare for annual reviews by gathering evidence of their success, consulting with colleagues and being honest with reviewers, write Heriot-Watt University professor Kevin O'Gorman and social sciences head Robert MacIntosh. In this commentary, they also recommend not taking criticism personally but using it as a chance to improve.

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Robert Macintosh
5/19/2017

A study has shown a measurable improvement of writing skills of college students tracked from their freshman year to their senior year between 2000 and 2008. Researchers say the study, though small, shows that schools can quantify student achievement and urged colleagues to pursue larger studies to measure outcomes.

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MarketWatch
5/19/2017

The University of California regents this week approved a policy to freeze the number of out-of-state and international undergraduate students at four campuses and allow growth to 18% at the other five schools. State lawmakers had threatened to withhold $18.5 million in enrollment funds if the university did not take action.

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University of California
5/19/2017

The number of completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid applications received early by colleges and universities for the 2017-18 academic cycle increased by 34.1%, according to research. Enrollment-management consultant Roberto Santizo, in this commentary, says it's crucial for colleges to examine early application data to ensure that lower-income families, especially, took advantage of early filing.

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University Business
5/19/2017

College and university leaders should be studying data to ensure they are accepting students that are likely to be successful and determining how they can improve graduation rates, writes Jack Neill, vice president of client services at HelioCampus. In this commentary, he also suggests how data can help schools ensure that underserved students are getting enough support.

5/19/2017

The most confident individuals are able to avoid negative self-talk and don't invest too much thought in what others think about them, writes Matthew Jones. Confidence can't be gained by regularly living in the past or worrying too much about the future, Jones writes.

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Matthew Jones
5/19/2017

President Donald Trump's revised travel ban executive order was the subject of two hearings in federal court during which oral arguments were heard. For more information about the hearings, visit GMAC's Immigration and Visa Policy Updates page.

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5/19/2017

Join GMAC Researchers for a complimentary webinar on Wednesday, May 24, at 12 p.m. ET to get an up-to-date snapshot of international candidate perceptions, decision-making factors and application-sending behavior in light of the current political climate. Register now.

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5/19/2017

Switzerland's IMD and Spain's IESE Business Schools topped rankings for executive MBA programs, according to the Financial Times. Both schools earned top two spots for open-enrollment and customized programs.

5/19/2017

Nearly three-quarters of full-time MBA programs in the Asia-Pacific region reported an increase in international applications as of March 2017, compared with the same period last year, according to data from the Graduate Management Admission Council. Some school leaders say it's too early to tell if US immigration and travel restrictions are driving the trend.